Carlsbad High School

3000 West Church
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Carlsbad High School serves 1,405 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 5% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 21%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15% (which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 30%) for the 2016-17 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the New Mexico state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 63% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

School Overview

Carlsbad High School's student population of 1,405 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 74 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,405 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
74 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Carlsbad High School is 0.51, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.56. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NM)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
5%
21%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(16-17)
15%
30%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
12%
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Asian
1%
1%
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Hispanic
60%
62%
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Black
2%
2%
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White
37%
21%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.51
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Graduation Rate
63%
66%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
31%
74%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Carlsbad High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
1%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Carlsbad High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Mexico by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
5% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 21% NM state average), while 15% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 30% NM state average).
What is the graduation rate of Carlsbad High School?
The graduation rate of Carlsbad High School is 63%, which is lower than the New Mexico state average of 66%.
How many students attend Carlsbad High School?
1,405 students attend Carlsbad High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of Carlsbad High School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Carlsbad High School?
Carlsbad High School has a student ration of 19:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What grades does Carlsbad High School offer ?
Carlsbad High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Carlsbad High School part of?
Carlsbad High School is part of Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District.

School Reviews

3   12/6/2018
College Readiness Index 11.7 AP Tested 27% AP Passed 25% Mathematics Proficiency 5% Reading Proficiency 21%Terrible!!!!!!!!
- Posted by Parent - Fred G.
5   2/23/2011
My only complaint is too many gang members, and drugs. Unfortunately we have that in almost every school in country. The teachers are good, academic programs offered are great, Lots of sports, and extracurricular activities. Facilities are nice, parent involvement is good.
- Posted by Parent - croc
2   9/26/2007
I am a student here at Carlsbad Highschool. And I have comments on our school. The quality of our academic programs are outstanding! There is a band class, choir, theatre arts, etc. The faciilities are well kept. And the parents are totally involved. The only downer is...your child will not be safe. I have been beaten up, threatened, slapped around, and alot of other things too. Yet when the faculty claims to be doing stuff about it...really they are makeing it worse. Just a friendly warning.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - new_m

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,405 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 63%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 63% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 5% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 15% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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