Carlsbad Unified School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 11,296 students in Carlsbad Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Carlsbad Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 68% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 76% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Carlsbad Unified School District are Pacific Rim Elementary School, Kelly Elementary School and Aviara Oaks Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Carlsbad Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

School District NameCarlsbad Unified School District
School District Websitehttp://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us
School District Phone Number(760) 331-5000
School District Grades OfferedKG - 12
2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (CA)
# of Schools16 Schools10,337 Schools
# of Students11,296 Students6,194,425 Students
# of Teachers443 Teachers264,623 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio25:123:1

District Rank

Carlsbad Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#120 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Carlsbad Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
68%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Carlsbad Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Carlsbad Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Carlsbad Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.610.64
# of American Indian Students30 Students32,923 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students774 Students718,723 Students
% Asian Students
7%
12%
# of Hispanic Students3,147 Students3,364,711 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
54%
# of Black Students149 Students337,249 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# of White Students6,302 Students1,436,577 Students
% White Students
56%
23%
# of Hawaiian Students25 Students28,735 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students869 Students272,835 Students
% of Two or more races Students
8%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: - 18
# of Students in Kindergarten:790530,196
# of Students in 1st Grade:783456,718
# of Students in 2nd Grade:784454,144
# of Students in 3rd Grade:855445,871
# of Students in 4th Grade:793465,072
# of Students in 5th Grade:843470,456
# of Students in 6th Grade:927484,451
# of Students in 7th Grade:855474,188
# of Students in 8th Grade:943471,709
# of Students in 9th Grade:988493,048
# of Students in 10th Grade:891481,274
# of Students in 11th Grade:891473,176
# of Students in 12th Grade:945485,988
# of Ungraded Students:88,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,307 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,053. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,256 is less than the state median of $14,597. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (CA)
Total Revenue$139 MM$28 MM
This chart display total revenue of Carlsbad Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$138 MM$27 MM
This chart display total spending of Carlsbad Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,307$15,053
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Carlsbad Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$12,256$14,597
This chart display average spending per public school student in Carlsbad Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Carlsbad Unified School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Pacific Rim Elementary School Math: 91% | Reading: 94%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1100 Camino De Las Ondas
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6200

    Grades: K-5 | 824 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Kelly Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4885 Kelly Dr.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5800

    Grades: K-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Aviara Oaks Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6900 Ambrosia Ln.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6000

    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Magnolia Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1905 Magnolia Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5600

    Grades: K-5 | 477 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Aviara Oaks Middle School Math: 76% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    6880 Ambrosia Ln.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6100

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,106 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Poinsettia Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    2445 Mica Rd.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6500

    Grades: K-5 | 529 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Sage Creek High School Math: 59% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3900 Cannon Rd.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6600

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,257 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Buena Vista Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1330 Buena Vista Way
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5400

    Grades: K-5 | 324 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Hope Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3010 Tamarack Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5900

    Grades: K-5 | 650 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Valley Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1645 Magnolia Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5300

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,045 student
  • Rank: #1111.
    Carlsbad High School Math: 58% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3557 Monroe St.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5100

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,337 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Calavera Hills Elementary School Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4100 Tamarack Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6300

    Grades: K-5 | 472 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3743 Jefferson St.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5500

    Grades: K-5 | 479 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Calavera Hills Middle School Math: 45% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4104 Tamarack Ave.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-6400

    Grades: 6-8 | 574 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Carlsbad Seaside Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    3557 Monroe St.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5299

    Grades: 9-12 | 46 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Carlsbad Village Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3557 Monroe St.
    Carlsbad, CA 92009
    (760) 331-5100

    Grades: 10-12 | 83 students
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