Carlsbad school information

IndexCarlsbadNew MexicoNational
Average Test Scores23%22%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:115:116:1
Total public schools1566779,221
Total private schools216324,874
Total post-secondary schools2557,963
The Carlsbad, NM educational system consists of 15 public schools, 2 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Carlsbad public schools have average test scores of 23% which is 2% higher than than the New Mexico average and 54% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Carlsbad public schools is 15:1, compared to 15:1 in New Mexico and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 81.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 80.2% have completed high school, 18.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Carlsbad are 54% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 15 public schools in Carlsbad.
  • 81.5% of people in Carlsbad have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.2% of people in Carlsbad have completed high school.
  • 18.2% of people in Carlsbad have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Carlsbad

IndexCarlsbadNew MexicoNational
Completed 8th grade81.5%81.4%84.3%
Completed high school80.2%80.0%83.0%
Completed some college49.9%58.2%59.4%
Completed associate degree27.2%34.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.2%26.7%30.3%
Completed masters9.2%11.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.8%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Carlsbad (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Loving, NM1,42612%75%
Carlsbad, NM28,07923%54%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Harrison, NY28,08258%18%
Desert Hot Springs, CA28,09217%65%
Oak Forest, IL28,05537%24%
American Fork, UT28,12744%11%
Enterprise, AL28,02553%7%
Carlsbad, NM28,07923%54%
Source: The Carlsbad, NM education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.