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Carlsbad High School

Public | 9-12 | 2957 students

 
 

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Posted March 28, 2014

It's a great community. Unfortunately, the teachers at Carlsbad High School are not the greatest. They teach from a text book instead of engaging the students. The school does absolutely nothing about the mediocre quality of their teachers yet they expect so much from their students. They boast high test scores and being an AP school but that's because most parents get outside tutoring for their kids. Many families cannot afford the additional cost of an outside tutor...besides, teachers should be doing their job. I don't understand why the district/school is so afraid to get rid of horrible teachers. Example: My son has asked for help and they either work out the problem for him and won't show him the process OR they accuse him of not listening. He goes to school "tutoring" and it's the very same teacher that teaches the subject. If you can avoid sending your kids here, do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I am interested in knowing more about this school, especially the AP and honors programs.


Posted May 10, 2013

I went here last year, and it was mediocre. The English 1 (9th Grade English) education recieved here was so easy, i got an A-, and you aren't challenged to your full potential (unless you take AP or honors classes). The academics (even though with a block schedule) feel extremely slow and unstructured to me. Last year, CHS students had to suffer the symphony of saws and hammers of the construction of the new buildings. Many kids here like to skate and tend to drop out and do drugs on campus. Bullying here is a big issue, and are judged by everything. I got so upset here that i had to visit a psychologist 3 times a week. Sports are mostly funded on football, where most other sports are neglected. However, thanks to Sage Creek, CHS will get smaller, and it will have more of a community feeling, and it might get better. Its a shame that in such a good community that the majority of carlsbad teenagers have to attend this somewhat misguided high school.


Posted February 19, 2013

My daughter had attended a high school ranked 4th in the state. Her GPA was 3.5. Now at CHS, her GPA is 4.4. This is because the standards are lower at CHS, and it is easier to earn an A. If you want to prepare your children for college, make sure they are in AP or Honors classes at this school. It is unfortunate that the beautiful community of Carlsbad doesn't have a better school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2013

Excellent teachers and facilities. The number and quality of AP and Honors courses exceeds or is comparable to other highly rated high schools. The number and variety of extra curricular programs is impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2012

One lady in particular that answers the phone at the school's office is setting a horrible example for the school. Her name is Trish Rivier. She is extremely rude and treats your call as if it is not important and your wasting her time. She will cut you off and say "I have other calls waiting hurry up". There are plenty of people that would love to do her job and get paid alot so she should lighten up. Every single time I have called she has not once been friendly. She should find another profession.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Both of my children graduated from CHS. Each attending there all four years. The diversity of classes available is a plus. Surf PE and Skate PE are good and unique options made available to students. The quality of the AP courses and Honors classes are excellent. My son had one math class that was a waste of time due to the teacher s disorganization. He is now a 3rd year Civil Engineering major so it did not cause irrespirable damage. Both of my children have gone on to attend one of the nation's top public universities. Due to having taken CHS AP courses the adjustment to college level classes has been fairly easy. Hopefully now that building a new high school has been ruled out the upgrades to the current location will bring the facilities up to grade along with the academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

My daughter, a 9th grader, transferred from a private school to Carlsbad High. It's not a very attractive school since it is quite old, however, when all the renovations are done it should look like a gem. My daughter joined band & has really enjoyed it. There are many outstanding teachers at CHS. My daughter is doing better (academically & socially) at CHS than at her former school. There is plenty of opportunity for kids to excel at CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

Three of my children have graduated from CHS, and soon a fourth will graduate. What is so sad about this school is that the students realize the low standard this school allows from both teacher and student. Each of my children have gone on to attend major universities, and each has commented how tough it was to adjust to high expectations. Yes, I agree if your child is not enrolled in AP and Honors classes then they are attending classes taught to the low end of the curve where teachers are providing more day care than education. This is a great community, to bad it's high school is such an embarrassment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

Carlsbad High is a big school with a wide variety of programs. To get an excellent education, stick to Honors and AP classes as much as possible. This is VERY important! My oldest daughter graduated in '08 and is currently a pre-med student at UCSD. She said Honors/AP program is almost a school within the school. Students in these classes are highly motivated and tend to go to either elite private universities or one of the UC campuses. They all get to know each other very well, but they don't really associate very much with the other 85-90% of the students. I don't know much about the rest of the student population, but I am sure it is a real hit-or-miss proposition. Some do well, some not. Some are motivated, some are not. The administration seems mediocre (at best) and the facilities are an embarrassment to the entire community. My daughter said the restrooms are atrocious. I realize the district is planning a major renovation but in the meantime it would be nice if someone would make an effort to pick up at least some of the trash laying around. Once again, to get an excellent education, stick to the AP/Honors program and teachers. Have I stressed that enough?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

Currently, I am a senior at Carlsbad HIgh School. Yes, initially attending the school was a difficult transition because I came from a small private school. However, thats the same at any school. Its new and you need to make good choices, but after taking advantage of the rigorous AP and honors courses, I adjusted quite well and made great friends. My teachers invest there whole lives into there class and are deeply concerned for there students including outside of the classroom. If parents want there students to have a rigorous course load, sign them up for honors course. If a student is a not getting a quality education, then they probably don't care about there grades in the first place. Carlsbad High gave me the tools to go to college and do well, but I had to make the choice to take advantage of them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2008

I have a student currently attending CHS and must say that I have mixed opinions of the school. The academics seem to be decent (difficult to really ascertain after one year) but the safety issues are a definite concern. Gang violence seems to be growing in our community and appears to be filtering into our schools. Overcrowding is a big problem, as well. Hopefully the new high school will help alliviate some of these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2008

I pulled my son out of CHS because I felt he was getting a sub standard education. The district seems to have neglected this school, the teachers have had to strike for pay increases and the grounds as well as most of the classroom buildings are in extreme disrepair. This is a public high school that is significantly under-serving its students, and their families. I feel strongly, that the students are not being well prepared for college, and that the curriculum is designed to strictly get them through HS. Passing grades are given for below average work. This ultimately hurts the student. My son is an over achiever, he has a 3.9 GPA, and is a varsity athlete. I pulled him out of CHS, knowing that he would likely not be able to participate in varsity sports at his new school, because I have been so disappointed with CHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

The students here respect each other and the faculty. It's a tight-knit school, and will continue to be for years. The students also have high school spirit, mainly stemming from the array of sports here. The sports here are some of the best in the county (and possibly state). This school also has award-winning dance classes (Lancer Dancers & Xcalibur), music activities (band & orchestra), and broadcasting (CHSTV). Most of the teachers here are great (although some students may disagree).
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2007

The school is a mess but hopefully the referendum will get things fixed. You can find true educators if you get involved. Don't be afraid to transfer your student out of a class. The school has a terrible history of cuts for the Arts, watch out for the future years there. Open campus at lunch is a disaster waiting to happen. Special Ed dept. is fantastic with lots of money there. Not enough parent participation but an ok school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I am currently a sophomore at Carlsbad High School and I would not recommend it at all. This school has very little diversity, is overcrowded, and the buildings and facilities are not in the best shape. I've wanted to transfer out of this school since I was forced to come here freshman year. If you are deciding on a school, I would not suggest Carlsbad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2007

I am a freshman at CHS and I really am dissatisfied with this school. The diversity is a big big problem. Cliques are very bad here and fitting in is a problem if you are a new student. The sport programs are ok, but the only sport the school really cared about and funds is football. The other sports are neglected. The teachers are somewhat good, but I only have 2 good teachers. I am currently in the process of transferring to Oceanside or El Camino High School because I just don't like this school @ all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2006

I am currently a Freshman and its good so far but when it comes to trying out for a sport make sure your tall. It happenes but we can't stop it. But their sports program is good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

Overall it's a good school, but it all depends on how the student gets involved with their classes to have good grades. The cliques aren't a problem.....it's just the way you decide to deal with them. Sports are awesome at this school! I would definitely recommend anyone to go to this school. Plus most of the teachers and students make it fun to go to school. Oceanside schools maybe more diverse, but statistically speaking Carlsbad's a better choice.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 17, 2006

I am a former student and I was very dissatisfied with this school. I transferred schools because there are so many things that didn't fit my needs as a student. The school is not diverse. The teachers are hodge-podge. Extracirricular activities are very unfair too. Majority of the students are 'cliquey' and 'stuck up' so many students will have trouble fitting in. I recommend El Camino High Instead.
—Submitted by a former student


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840

Change from
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 25% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

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83%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 58% in 2013.

810 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 38% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 62% in 2013.

831 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 16% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 45% in 2013.

549 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated/Coordinated Science I

The state average for Integrated/Coordinated Science I was 26% in 2013.

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Physics

The state average for Physics was 38% in 2013.

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World History

The state average for World History was 51% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 13% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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6%

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15%

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 39% in 2013.

430 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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53%

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51%

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43%

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44%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 41% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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52%

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65%

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Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 46% in 2013.

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Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 35% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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33%

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53%

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32%

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24%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 52% in 2013.

714 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 15% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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19%

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18%

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8%
High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 76% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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93%

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Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

701 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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72%

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65%

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57%
World History

The state average for World History was 46% in 2013.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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71%

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64%
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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 10% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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20%

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8%

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Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 15% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

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17%

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10%

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13%
Biology/Life Sciences

The state average for Biology/Life Sciences was 51% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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69%

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59%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 32% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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52%

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49%

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53%

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54%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 37% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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60%

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40%

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41%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

755 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

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69%

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62%

2010

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 8% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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6%

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5%

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High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

The state average for High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11) was 49% in 2013.

466 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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48%

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42%

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49%

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63%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 58% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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64%

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43%

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41%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 50% in 2013.

713 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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68%

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66%

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64%

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World History

The state average for World History was 19% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)14%
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Algebra II

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Biology/Life Sciences

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Females67%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian96%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino42%
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disability16%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate29%
Parent education - high school graduate42%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to state68%

Earth Science

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English Language Arts

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Females84%
Males77%
African Americann/a
Asian98%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability30%
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only83%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate48%
Parent education - high school graduate63%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)72%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state83%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

All Students52%
Females51%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian81%
Filipino85%
Hispanic or Latino33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disability9%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented71%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate21%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)39%
Parent education - college graduate62%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to state54%

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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

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Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

World History

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
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Native Hawaiiann/a
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Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
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Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students11%
Females12%
Males11%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino13%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)6%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantaged10%
Students with disability6%
Students with no reported disability18%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only10%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)21%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students53%
Females56%
Males50%
African Americann/a
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduate25%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate61%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students72%
Females74%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino48%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students33%
Females35%
Males31%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)37%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability34%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only36%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate50%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females77%
Males63%
African American46%
Asian89%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate49%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state38%

Geometry

All Students10%
Females11%
Males10%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino7%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Economically disadvantaged2%
Non-economically disadvantaged15%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability10%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only11%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate8%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate10%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate19%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students84%
Females82%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asian91%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students72%
Females72%
Males71%
African American62%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state31%

World History

All Students69%
Females64%
Males75%
African American54%
Asian86%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disability35%
Students with no reported disability72%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state36%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students20%
Femalesn/a
Males9%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only23%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Algebra II

All Students18%
Females15%
Males19%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino16%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)20%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability17%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only18%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented27%
Parent education - not a high school graduate15%
Parent education - high school graduate12%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)24%
Parent education - college graduate16%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate13%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Biology/Life Sciences

All Students73%
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Chemistry

All Students52%
Females48%
Males58%
African Americann/a
Asian61%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino39%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability53%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only53%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)42%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate63%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Earth Science

All Students48%
Females54%
Males41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Non-economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability60%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)45%
Parent education - college graduate43%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate67%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students64%
Females68%
Males61%
African American46%
Asian79%
Filipino63%
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner4%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented90%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)55%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to state27%

Geometry

All Students2%
Females2%
Males2%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino3%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)2%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Non-economically disadvantaged4%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability3%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only3%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate0%
Parent education - high school graduate14%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)0%
Parent education - college graduate0%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

High School (Summative) Mathematics (Grade 9-11)

All Students48%
Females44%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asian78%
Filipino57%
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)47%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only49%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduate28%
Parent education - high school graduate45%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate48%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate57%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Physics

All Students54%
Females49%
Males57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)62%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Non-economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented86%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)32%
Parent education - college graduate63%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate75%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

U.S. History

All Students68%
Females62%
Males73%
African American54%
Asian76%
Filipino75%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability27%
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate78%
Parent education - declined to state36%

World History

All Students55%
Femalesn/a
Males40%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 83% in 2013.

737 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

735 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Females95%
Males94%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American94%
Asian98%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown71%
Students with disability62%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner48%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a

Math

All Students95%
Females95%
Males96%
Gender Unknownn/a
African American81%
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino91%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)97%
Declined to state100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Non-economically disadvantaged97%
Economic Status Unknown69%
Students with disability60%
Tested with modificationsn/a
English learner62%
Language Fluency Unknownn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 27%
Hispanic 25% 51%
Asian 7% 11%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Black 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3557 Monroe Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008
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