Carlsbad High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,685
Best High School in California
#144
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Carlsbad Unified
Type Public
 Phone (760)331-5100
 Location 3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Carlsbad High student body is mainly White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White60%1,610
Black1.5%40
Hispanic25.3%679
Asian Pacific7.7%207
Native American Indian0.8%21
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.6%15
Two or more races4.2%113

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 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

Grade Students
Freshman590
Sophomore582
Junior787
Senior711
Total2,685

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
58%
Rank in California
232nd
Rating
8 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
Girls49%75% to 79%*
Boys53%57%

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander80% to 89%*90% or more*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic30% to 34%*50% to 54%*
Multiracial60% to 79%*60% to 79%*
White56%70%
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1175

The average SAT score for Carlsbad High students in 2016 was 1175.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
72%
Rank in California
43rd
Rating
10 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 Rate
46%
AP Pass Rank in California
529th
AP Pass Rate Rating
4 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate21%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate22%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate19%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.1%2
Boys0.1%2
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.7%22
Boys1.2%18
Girls0.3%4

Location

Carlsbad High
3557 Monroe St.
Carlsbad, CA
92008
(760)331-5100

9 out of 10 1

District

Carlsbad Unified
Carlsbad, CA