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Carlsbad High School

Public | 9-12 | 1610 students

 
 

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3 stars

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12 reviews of this school


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Posted November 14, 2012

They have worked with myselft and my son very patiently. I do say the mainstream classes are for those children who dont need much assistance and can catch on easily. We had to move my son to his special core classes after the first semester of his 9th grade year. The school staff is very patient and understanding. The sports programs are awesome. So are the college classes they offer there. I appreciate all the help the faculty has given my self and my son so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

At CHS there is a sense of school spirit that's contagious: students, teachers, administrators, and all staff have are infected! Go Cavemen and Cavegirls!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2008

I am currently attending CHS and i have noticed that most of the teachers don't have a good teaching skill. They aren't patient and don't describe things very well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 24, 2008

There were many problems with this school, the main one being that the non-AP courses did not prepare me sufficiently for university. I took a few AP courses and a few non-AP, but the non-AP courses did not have sufficient textbooks for the class, and the AP courses' labs were not well funded.The pace was slow.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2008

To be honest, the teachers aren't that great with the exception of the AP History, AP Bio, AP Chem, and AP English. Compared to the rest of NM it may be ok, but compared to the rest ofthe nation we're behind by a ton...and our students don't find out till they leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2007

I attended chs all four years and it were the best years of my life. The teachers are really nice and are there to help. The advisors do everything that is needed to help you succeed and to get you ready for college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2006

I attended CHS for all four years of high school and can attest to having inadequate math skills upon entering college. I was in several math classes in which the teacher completely 'checked out' mid-semester and let the class do whatever it pleased. The advanced placement curriculum is the exception to the rule. I participated in AP English and Science and immediately saw the difference in those classes. My advice is to learn as much as possible about the individual teachers because they are ultimately the driving force behind a successful or unsuccessful experience.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 5, 2006

My children have attended School in Carlsbad from the beginning of their education. Both of them are well motivated and have done well in school. I know and have known all their teachers. I am particularly happy with the quality of their high school education. They will be ready to attend a university of their choice when they graduate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2005

I am a graduate of CHS and I feel I was not prepared for college when I graduated. There are some wonderful teacher but also there are many teachers that need improvement.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 22, 2005

There are plenty of extracurricular activities at this school but there are plenty of teachers who should honestly not be working there. I am personally greatful that there is the option of attending the phoenix program with more one on one contact between teachers and students. The CHS Phoenix Program has been involved with several community projects this past year and their reputation is slowly progressing. Since it is a part of the high school, students can still enjoy the Carlsbad High School's wide variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2004

This school is far from excellent. The teachers fail to reach standards that are easily attained at other schools. It is not uncommon to go an entire day without doing anything in a class. In any situation of someone looking to move here, If your looking for a good highschool, save yourself some trouble and move to Roswell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2003

I think that it is a great school because of all its extracurricular activities but I'm kind of upset that they hardly ever include the CHS Phoenix Program. That school is supposed to be a part of the main High School. They are no better and no worse.


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 30% in 2013.

421 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2013.

324 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 40% in 2013.

323 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students30%
Female30%
Male30%
African American10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities11%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students38%
Female45%
Male32%
African American18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities13%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities0%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Reading

All Students59%
Female69%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities9%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a

Science

All Students43%
Female37%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities3%
English Language Learner Currentn/a
English Language Learner Exitedn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Mexico used the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in Reading and Math, and grades 4, 7 and 11 in Science. The NMSBA did not report Science results in 2012. As of 2012, New Mexico no longer uses the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test high school students, and instead uses the NMSBA to test high school students. The NMSBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

392 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

392 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2011.

392 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 47% in 2011.

392 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

Math

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students46%
Female51%
Male41%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students40%
Female34%
Male46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities5%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students42%
Female36%
Male50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 New Mexico used the New Mexico High School Standards Assessment (NMHSSA) to test students in grade 11 in Reading, Math, Science and Social Studies. As of 2012, New Mexico will use only the New Mexico Standards-Based Assessment (NMSBA) to test students in grades 3 through 8, 10 and 11 in reading and math. The NMHSSA is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Mexico. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Mexico Public Education Department. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 58%
White 45% 25%
Black 2% 2%
Asian 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A68%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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3000 West Church
Carlsbad, NM 88220
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