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Overall Niche Grade
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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 2,434 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
396 responses
Average ACT
27
211 responses
AP Enrollment
31%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$102,722
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,918
National
$949
Median Home Value
$713,600
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
A-
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
9.3%
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
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
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 School Reviews

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Most of the teachers are motivated, and some go way above and beyond. The AP courses offered are all taught passionately with details, and the students taking them are hardworking and enjoy learning. People really try hard to fit in but also try really hard to be different which is interesting. Carlsbad High School is probably 70% white, 20% Hispanic, and 10% other. Athletics are well rounded; in fact, everything is well rounded and not extremely lacking. The only annoying thing would be being able to enter and exit only through the main gate. The "prowlers" stand by the side doors during lunch hours JUST to make sure we don't enter through, which doesn't make sense because we're obviously students (and we could show them our ID otherwise), and it takes an extra 10 minutes walking to/from class by being forced to use the main entrance. All in all though, we have pretty solid school spirit and a great group of students and staff.
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I've gone to Carlsbad all four years of my high school experience. All in all, I've enjoyed it mainly because of the culture. Everyone is mainly focused on hanging out with their friends and just having fun while also striving for a good education. The sports program (I've heard) is amazing and people really enjoy the sports they're in. The performing arts program really needs help, though, and is so insanely underfunded we were unable to do a lot of stuff simply because of money limits. We were provided absolutely no money from the district to fund ourselves and were entirely based on donations from families. The teachers throughout the whole school were either very new or very experienced and had different levels of expertise, some being very well versed in the subject they taught and others... not so much. school is also HUGE and despite being there for almost 4 years now, there are people in my own grade who I had no idea existed until this year.
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.