A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Carlsbad High School is a highly rated, public school located in Carlsbad, CA. It has 2,434 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Telephone
(760) 331-5100

Carlsbad High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1230
351 responses
Average ACT
27
191 responses
AP Enrollment
41%
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Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$97,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,830
National
$949
Median Home Value
$674,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
74%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 188 responses
Report
  • Prom, clubs, sports
    18%
  • CHSTV
    15%
  • Sports, especially basketball and football
    14%
  • Senior week
    14%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming parade
    9%
  • Student newspaper
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,434
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,140
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.79 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.79 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.79 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,178/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.86 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.86 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.86 responses
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Carlsbad High is a world of opportunity. Seize those opportunities! The people on the Speech and Debate team are amazing, everyone at any club you join is a helpful, kind person and the school staff are always there to help you out. What I most like is that the teachers make learning easy and interesting.
Carlsbad High is seriously the best.
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Carlsbad High School has all the usual cliques in the social aspect, but offered many programs and clubs to help the students become more involved with their school! The teachers care about their students and will offer guidance and support, if you need it.
What I like about Carlsbad High School is the desire toward getting students to be involved in every school activity. Carlsbad strives to get every single person to participate in school events whether it be football games, clubs, or even video game tournaments. Its a very accepting environment and easy to get along with about everyone. The only thing I believe the school should change is the tardy system. The tardy system is designed to make students who are even a split second late to return back to the administrators which disrupts educational time .