PROFICIENCY 66% 73% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
65%Carlsbad Unified

Poinsettia Elementary is a school servicing grades KG to 5 and is located in the district of "Carlsbad Unified" in Carlsbad, CA. There are a total of 552 students and 21 teachers at Poinsettia Elementary, for a student to teacher ratio of 27 to 1. There are a total of 97 free lunch students and 21 reduced lunch students.

Poinsettia Elementary has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 66.0%, which is 73% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio27:1
Free lunch97
Reduced lunch21


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Poinsettia Elementary, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

High Schooln/a

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Poinsettia Elementary race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 54.1% 57.2% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 1.8% 1.9% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 11.1% 8.3% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 26.3% 26.3% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.7% 0.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.5% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 5.6% 5.2% 3.1% 3.1%

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Carlsbad demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)2,96823291
Median age42.336.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)61%52%55%
Speak English82%56%79%
Speak Spanish9%29%13%

Education level achieved in Carlsbad

Completed 8th grade94.6%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.4%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college84.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree64.8%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors55.5%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters23.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.6%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.6%1.6%1.3%
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