So they certainly have managed to maintain quality education scores despite minimal funding in the past - and parents are hoping they will be able to continue that trend if necessary.
There is plenty of speculation about the actual effects of the new School Prop that passed, but we are currently waiting to see how the new arrangement may/may not impact our school funding here.
Here's a great resource to get a school quality snapshot SQS from the California Dept. of Education. http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sq/
There is a also an informative Facebook group dedicated to Carlsbad school updates and funding issues - if you would like that link please visit my page and I can invite you into the informative group to read the articles and updates posted there weekly. http://www.facebook.com/TiffanyBoydRealtor
And if you have a need for any Real Estate assistance with buying - I specialize in this exact town and would love to assist you.
Tiffany Boyd, Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Carlsbad
760 533 2244
Marc and Kari Shea are correct regarding agents not being able to give their opinions on school districts. There are some great tools to use in your research on schools which my peers have provided. However, .I can say that I am an involved parent with 3 children who attend Pacific Rim and I am very happy with the school. I would advise you to go to the schools yourself in the neighborhoods you are contemplating buying in and interview some parents or go on one of the many school rating websites such as. http://www.schooldigger.com/go/CA/districtrank.aspx and do your homework.
Please feel free to contact me if you need help locating a home in North County.
Happy House Hunting!
Maria Rosino-Miracco, CEO/Attorney/Broker
Premia Realty Group, Inc.
CA DRE# 01328629/CA State Bar #205544
It is really difficult to have a crystal ball about these things. Carlsbad is being affected like the rest of the school districts with lessened funding from the state. Good news is that prop 30 passed, which should shore up some of the hemorrhaging. Property tax base does help local schools, so the values in West Carlsbad should help the school district... hopefully the worst is over....
Let me know if you need any assistance!
McAllister Homes Real Estate
Hopefully you used the Great Schools @ http://www.greatschools.org/california/san-diego
All school systems in CA are seeing budget cuts and increased classroom sizes. Beyond that, by law, Real Estate agents cannot influence a buyer's choices with regards to neighborhoods, the safety of an area or school systems as well as many other items.
If an agent gives you advice about these, they run the risk of violating a Federal statute. We say this not to avoid what you are saying, but rather to empower you to research what you need to succeed.
We can provide the research tools, like Great Schools. However, we cannot render an opinion as we are not experts in those areas. We are in business to provide expertise and guidance in buying or selling a home.
We hope this is helpful,
Mark & Kari Shea
Shea Real Estate
Serving Greater San Diego
National Association of Realtors
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I am a broker and former teacher in the San Dieguito Union HSD as well as a resident of Carlsbad - and yes, with kids in the public schools. I do not see a significant change coming for the Carlsbad schools. If anything, the passage of the state proposition 30 should make school funding more consistent, not less. There are always going to be budgetary concerns "on the horizon"- but they have an amazing way of being addressed at the 11th hour. The two schools you identified are, and will remain, in the top tier both in the District and the County. Not sure if I am supposed to identify myself on this forum - so I will not do so... I hope it helps.
If affordability is not too much of an issue, you might consider broadening your search for homes in those districts. Further discussion about schools can be had outside a forum like this if you would like specific, uncensored insights. I am happy to help.
CA DRE 01775528