Best High School in California#144
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Carlsbad Unified|
|Location||3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Carlsbad High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 144th in the best public high schools in California.
The Carlsbad High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.8%||21|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.6%||15|
|Two or more races||4.2%||113|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 11.3%
14.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Carlsbad High students are largely upper income and rank 143rd in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California232nd
Rating8 out of 10
Students at Carlsbad High scored an average 58% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is well above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 19.8% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||49%||75% to 79%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||80% to 89%*||90% or more*|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Hispanic||30% to 34%*||50% to 54%*|
|Multiracial||60% to 79%*||60% to 79%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1175
The average SAT score for Carlsbad High students in 2016 was 1175.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT72%
Rank in California43rd
Rating10 out of 10
1,078 out of 1,498 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (72%). College admission testing participation is significantly above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 5% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate46%
AP Pass Rank in California529th
AP Pass Rate Rating4 out of 10
Carlsbad High offers 18 AP courses. 46 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 96% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Carlsbad High had 1,088 taking AP exams with a 542 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 41% percentile and slightly below the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||50%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||46%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||8%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||7%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||30%|
|AP Courses Offered||18|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||21%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||22%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||19%|
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3557 Monroe St.