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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
La Costa Canyon High School is a top rated, public school located in Carlsbad, CA. It has 1,863 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
1 Maverick Way
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Telephone
(760) 436-6136

La Costa Canyon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1220
294 responses
Average ACT
28
311 responses
AP Enrollment
57%
Living in the Area
A
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
$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.42 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 93 responses
Report
  • Comedy Sports, VPAs, Football games, Dances
    41%
  • Pep rally, football, basketball, volleyball games
    24%
  • ALL SPORTS GAMES
    22%
  • Lacrosse games
    8%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    1%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,863
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$85,553
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.7%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.74 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.74 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.74 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$13,094/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.75 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.75 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.75 responses
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La Costa Canyon High School Reviews

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La Costa Canyon is a very school spirited school that embodies the motto “make a difference.” Although it’s been known for being a sports school, the arts have recently become increasingly popular. The staff is incredible and they are always looking for ways to improve the school as well as the communication system between students and faculty. As a student, I have noticed that it is a “clicky” school, however more and more clubs and programs have been created on campus, such as peer counseling, so that everyone feels welcome. The school also offers an abundance of classes from electives to Advanced Placement courses. I have loved my experience so far at the school, and go mavs!
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La costa Canyon High School is the school I have been at for almost 3 whole years. I am a Junior there and have enjoyed the school every year I've been there. I have meet many friends ad have been part of many clubs, programs, athletics, and other cool community based activities. It is common to expect to be pushed by teachers here to do well in school, that is why many students at the school have very competitive GPAs (3.5-4.0+). LCC is a school that is well rounded in all things arts, academics, sports, clubs, programs, and mentorships. It is a public school meaning it is open to all students who wish to excel at their high school life. For anybody who lives in the La Costa area and is torn on what school to attend I definitely recommend LCC!
LCC provided a classic high school experience. The excellent teachers prepared me for my future and the administration was very involved and kept everyone safe. Student life was fun, there was always a sports game to go to or a school dance! ASB did an amazing job getting everyone involved in activities!