CUSD Overview

ABOUT US

CARLSBAD UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

Serves a majority of Carlsbad, Calif., a city of approximately 100,000 residents comprising 42 square miles

STUDENTS

Nearly 11,000

GENERAL FUND BUDGET

(2012–2013) Approximately $72 million

SCHOOLS (14)

  • Elementary (9) — Aviara Oaks, Buena Vista, Calavera Hills, Hope, Jefferson, Kelly, Magnolia, Pacific Rim, Poinsettia
  • Middle (3) — Aviara Oaks, Calavera Hills, Valley
  • High (2) — Carlsbad High, Sage Creek High

STAFF

Certificated: 550; Classified: 425

SOCIO-ECONOMIC MAKEUP

  • English Learners: 8%
  • Eligible for free/reduced meals: 22%

ETHNICITY

  • White: 58%
  • Hispanic: 26%
  • Asian: 7%
  • African-American: 2%
  • Filipino: 2%
  • Native America: <1%
  • Pacific Islander: <1%

ACADEMICS

  • In 2011, all CUSD schools attained an API (Academic Performance Indicator) over 800, the number considered passing by the State of California. Five scored over 900. Pacific Rim Elementary’s API of 975 ranked amongst the highest in the Country.  The 2008 Statewide average: 778.
  • CUSD graduation rate: 95% (statewide average: 80%)
  • 90% of graduates pursue higher education
  • Eleven CUSD sites have been named a California Distinguished School at least once

For more information, visit www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us.