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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  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 2,342 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.

Carlsbad High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
534 responses
Average ACT
27
256 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$107,172
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,970
National
$949
Median Home Value
$770,100
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.52 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.52 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 195 responses
Report
  • Prom, clubs, sports
    17%
  • CHSTV
    15%
  • Sports, especially basketball and football
    14%
  • Senior week
    14%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Homecoming parade
    10%
  • Theater
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,342
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$89,906
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%
59%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,395/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.88 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.88 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.88 responses
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Carlsbad High School Reviews

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Overall, at Carlsbad High I was given many opportunities to succeed. I’ve met amazing people and will miss them dearly. The spirit and the views around campus are amazing and surely can’t be overlooked. For me, the honors track teachers are amazing. From a musical standpoint, if you play an instrument, it would help to have a teacher or an outside ensemble from the school. I haven’t had the best high school experience due to some family circumstances, but CHS always felt like a great escape away from that and a place where I could feel normal. I’d just pick your friends wisely and be nice to everyone!
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I love how spirited Carlsbad High School is. Every football game, dance, and event is well-thought out and incredibly fun! The diversity helps to create a welcoming environment where every student belongs. It is obvious how much the teachers love their students and job. They are always willing to answer any questions and help students understand the material. Carlsbad High School supports every art program, such as marching band, dance, and theatre. No other high school can compare to CHS.
Carlsbad High School was an environment that allowed me to grow up in a safe, friendly, fun, and academically challenging environment! I would not want to go to any other High School! Not only did Carlsbad High School teach me many academic lessons, but Carlsbad High School knew how to make High School and enjoyable and fun time that made lasting memories! I will forever remember and cherish every memory.