Carlsbad Unified School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 10,826 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 45% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Carlsbad Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Carlsbad Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
16 Schools
10,294 Schools
# Students
10,826 Students
5,952,381 Students
# Teachers
477 Teachers
264,811 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Carlsbad Unified School District, which is ranked #125 of all 1,873 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State 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
0.61
0.63
# American Indian Students
30 Students
28,351 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
718 Students
702,409 Students
% Asian Students
7%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,987 Students
3,303,374 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
56%
# Black Students
108 Students
306,585 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
5,990 Students
1,290,217 Students
% White Students
55%
22%
# Hawaiian Students
18 Students
25,751 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
973 Students
294,102 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
586
458,150
# Students in 1st Grade:
721
423,156
# Students in 2nd Grade:
735
429,338
# Students in 3rd Grade:
755
436,138
# Students in 4th Grade:
786
443,865
# Students in 5th Grade:
798
446,171
# Students in 6th Grade:
874
437,696
# Students in 7th Grade:
803
457,616
# Students in 8th Grade:
867
465,035
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,018
499,550
# Students in 10th Grade:
933
493,565
# Students in 11th Grade:
966
477,486
# Students in 12th Grade:
984
484,615
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,970 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,522. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,079 is less than the state median of $19,618. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$151 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$174 MM
$29 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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,970
$19,522
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,079
$19,618
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Carlsbad Unified School District Public Schools (2022)

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
| 573 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
| 403 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
| 606 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
| 416 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
| 934 students
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
| 391 students
Rank: #77.
Sage Creek High School
Math: 59% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3900 Bobcat Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,379 students
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
| 287 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
| 502 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
| 876 students
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
| 2,318 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
| 366 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
| 355 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
| 539 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: K-12
| 820 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
| 61 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Carlsbad Unified School District
  • 6225 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA, 92009-1604
  • (760) 331-5000
  • carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us
  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 10,826 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 93% (Top 30% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 10%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 68% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 76% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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