Carlsbad Unified School District

6225 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92009-1604
(District boundaries shown in map)
10/
10
Top 10%

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%)
Science Proficiency
Highest science proficiency (Top 10%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 10,992 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 60% (versus the California public school average of 33%), and reading proficiency score of 73% (versus the 47% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Carlsbad Unified School District are Pacific Rim Elementary School, Magnolia 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 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
16 Schools
10,378 Schools
# Students
10,992 Students
5,877,829 Students
# Teachers
489 Teachers
267,754 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Carlsbad Unified School District, which is ranked #119 of all 1,939 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 95% has increased from 94% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#110 out of 1941 school districts
(Top 10%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Carlsbad Unified  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
60%
33%
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 2021-22 school year data.
73%
47%
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 2021-22 school year data.
56%
29%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Carlsbad Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
95%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Carlsbad Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.61
0.63
# American Indian Students
23 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
699 Students
696,650 Students
% Asian Students
6%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,014 Students
3,281,593 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
56%
# Black Students
118 Students
296,698 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
6,088 Students
1,235,110 Students
% White Students
56%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
17 Students
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,029 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
9%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
761
469,575
# Students in 1st Grade:
660
408,278
# Students in 2nd Grade:
778
421,129
# Students in 3rd Grade:
802
426,453
# Students in 4th Grade:
780
432,771
# Students in 5th Grade:
818
440,675
# Students in 6th Grade:
813
440,627
# Students in 7th Grade:
880
434,997
# Students in 8th Grade:
811
455,821
# Students in 9th Grade:
935
484,176
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,023
494,854
# Students in 11th Grade:
937
478,576
# Students in 12th Grade:
994
489,879
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,093 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,801. The school district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $18,551 is higher than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 30% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$177 MM
$116,387 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$204 MM
$107,188 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,093
$19,801
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Carlsbad Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$18,551
$18,236
This chart display average spending per public school student in Carlsbad Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Carlsbad Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pacific Rim Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1100 Camino De Las Ondas
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6200
Grades: K-5
| 691 students
Rank: #22.
Magnolia Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1905 Magnolia Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5600
Grades: K-5
| 496 students
Rank: #33.
Aviara Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6900 Ambrosia Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6000
Grades: K-5
| 654 students
Rank: #44.
Poinsettia Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2445 Mica Rd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6500
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #55.
Kelly Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4885 Kelly Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5800
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #66.
Aviara Oaks Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6880 Ambrosia Ln.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6100
Grades: 6-8
| 974 students
Rank: #77.
Sage Creek High School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 88%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3900 Bobcat Blvd.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,451 students
Rank: #88.
Hope Elementary School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3010 Tamarack Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5900
Grades: K-5
| 597 students
Rank: #99.
Carlsbad Seaside Academy
Alternative School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5299
Grades: K-12
| 216 students
Rank: #1010.
Buena Vista Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1330 Buena Vista Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5400
Grades: K-5
| 289 students
Rank: #1111.
Calavera Hills Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4100 Tamarack Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6300
Grades: K-5
| 415 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Calavera Hills Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4104 Tamarack Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 603 students
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Valley Middle School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1645 Magnolia Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 880 students
Rank: #1414.
Carlsbad High School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 2,287 students
Rank: #1515.
Jefferson Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3743 Jefferson St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5500
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1616.
Carlsbad Village Academy
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-5100
Grades: 10-12
| 67 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Carlsbad Unified School District?
Carlsbad Unified School District manages 16 public schools serving 10,992 students.
What is the rank of Carlsbad Unified School District?
Carlsbad Unified School District is ranked #119 out of 1,939 school districts in California (top 10%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 10%), Highest math proficiency (Top 10%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 10%), Highest science proficiency (Top 10%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Carlsbad Unified School District?
56% of Carlsbad Unified School District students are White, 28% of students are Hispanic, 9% of students are Two or more races, 6% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Carlsbad Unified School District?
Carlsbad Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is Carlsbad Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $18,551 is higher than the state median of $18,236. The school district spending/student has grown by 30% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 16 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 10,992 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 45%
  • : 95% (Top 30% in CA)
  • : Top 10%
  • : 60% (Top 10%)
  • : 73% (Top 10%)
  • : 56% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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