Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District

408 North Canyon St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(District boundaries shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Mexico for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 8,835 students in Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Mexico.
Public Schools in Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the New Mexico public school average of 25%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 34% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the New Mexico public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (NM)
# Schools
15 Schools
935 Schools
# Students
8,835 Students
323,300 Students
# Teachers
444 Teachers
22,307 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
20:1

District Rank

Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 144 school districts in New Mexico (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2021-2022 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 67% has decreased from 75% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (NM)
#71 out of 144 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
23%
24%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NM by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
32%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NM by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
(20-21)
67%
66%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.52
0.56
# American Indian Students
124 Students
38,903 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
12%
# Asian Students
71 Students
3,736 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
5,330 Students
200,203 Students
% Hispanic Students
60%
62%
# Black Students
138 Students
5,610 Students
% Black Students
2%
2%
# White Students
3,045 Students
67,120 Students
% White Students
35%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
28 Students
375 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
99 Students
7,360 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
226
9,280
# Students in K Grade:
613
22,015
# Students in 1st Grade:
691
21,669
# Students in 2nd Grade:
669
22,459
# Students in 3rd Grade:
720
22,821
# Students in 4th Grade:
661
22,913
# Students in 5th Grade:
717
23,585
# Students in 6th Grade:
693
24,066
# Students in 7th Grade:
685
25,599
# Students in 8th Grade:
726
26,187
# Students in 9th Grade:
653
31,588
# Students in 10th Grade:
605
25,847
# Students in 11th Grade:
571
23,252
# Students in 12th Grade:
605
22,019
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,101 is higher than the state median of $14,520. The school district revenue/student has declined by 9% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,791 is less than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NM)
Total Revenue (20-21)
$142 MM
$4,694 MM
This chart display total revenue of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending (20-21)
$104 MM
$4,492 MM
This chart display total spending of Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student (20-21)
$16,101
$14,520
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student (20-21)
$11,791
$13,895
This chart display average spending per public school student in Carlsbad Municipal Schools  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NM by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ocotillo Elementary School
(Math: 42% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2106 Captain Williams Ln
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 628-4498
Grades: 1-5
| 550 students
Rank: #22.
Monterrey Elementary School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1101 North 9th St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 1-5
| 312 students
Rank: #33.
Sunset Elementary School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 40%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
923 North Walter St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 1-5
| 362 students
Rank: #44.
Carlsbad Early College High School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1500 University Dr
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-9415
Grades: 9-12
| 202 students
Rank: #55.
Pecos Connections Academy
Charter School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1503 West Pierce Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 236-4005
Grades: K-12
| 1,887 students
Rank: #66.
Desert Willow Elementary School
(Math: 26% | Reading: 30%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2100 Primrose St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3310
Grades: 1-5
| 615 students
Rank: #77.
Jefferson Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 South Canal St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: K-12
| 234 students
Rank: #88.
Carlsbad Intermediate School - Pr Leyva Campus
(Math: 18% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 West Church St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 6-8
| 968 students
Rank: #99.
Carlsbad Sixth Grade - Alta Vista Campus
(Math: 21% | Reading: 22%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
301 South Alta Vista St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 6-7
| 453 students
Rank: #1010.
Cottonwood Elementary School
(Math: 19% | Reading: 20%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1609 W Lea Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3304
Grades: 1-5
| 712 students
Rank: #1111.
Carlsbad Enrichment Center
Alternative School
(Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
700 W Stevens St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 1-12
| 433 students
Rank: #1212.
Carlsbad High School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 23%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3000 West Church
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,405 students
Rank: n/an/a
1801 West Lea
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3300
Grades: PK-K
| 476 students
Rank: n/an/a
406 N. Alameda Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 628-4498
Grades: 1-5
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillcrest Preschool
215 North Sixth St
Carlsbad, NM 88220
(575) 234-3313
Grades: PK
| 226 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District?
Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District manages 15 public schools serving 8,835 students.
What is the rank of Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District?
Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District is ranked #76 out of 144 school districts in New Mexico (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2021-2022 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New Mexico school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District?
60% of Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District students are Hispanic, 35% of students are White, 2% of students are Black, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District?
Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District has a student/teacher ratio of 20:1, which is higher than the New Mexico state average of 14:1.
What is Carlsbad Municipal Schools School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $11,791 is less than the state median of $13,895. The school district spending/student has declined by 10% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 15 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,835 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 66%
  • : 67% (Btm 50% in NM)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 23% (Top 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NM Dept. of Education

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