Carlsbad is divided into 3 High School Districts: Carlsbad Unified, San Dieguito (South Carlsbad through Del Mar) & San Marcos. The Del Mar/Carmel Valley High Schools get the highest scores, primarily due to demographics in the area. Carlsbad High & La Costa Canyon (where my Granddaughter goes), have very good scores and then San Marcos is somewhat less. Carlsbad is slated to get a new HS in 2012. http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/jan/02/1mc2cbad2
Then you have to look at the various JHS & Elementary districts within the HS boundaries. They will vary in range more than the HS do.
You can compare all the schools at several web sites.
*** Greatschools.net http://www.greatschools.net
Greatschools.net provides user-friendly academic and demographic profiles for every school in California. One particularly handy feature permits users to type in their address and receive a listing of public schools in the immediate vicinity. School profiles are free of charge.
*** Ed-Data http://www.ed-data.k12.ca.us
The Ed-Data Web site provides free, useful and well-organized school and district profiles.
*** Private Schools: http://www.caisca.org
California Association of Independent Schools Directory
Provides links to private schools that are members of the California Association of Independent Schools.
*** Catholic Diocese of San Diego http://www.diocese-sdiego.org/
Provides links to schools operated by the Catholic Diocese of San Diego.
You can also look on my links page for the link to recent CA test scores
by County, District or Zip or click below to see how San Diego area
schools stack up against each other and the state.
City of San Diego test results & interpretation:
Calif. Dept. of Education API Test information
Actual test results by County, District or Zip
SD School Districts http://www.sdcoe.net/schools.asp
Blue Ribbon Schools - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/blueribbon.asp
California Distinguished Schools - http://www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/disting.asp
The most important thing for you is what your family values. Will you or your child feel out of place if they do not have a Mercedes or BMW to drive to school? You need to take those values into consideration when choosing a school and a neighborhood. That can be done by talking to parents and teachers and school administrators. I have had clients interview the Principals.
Most Realtors can direct you to property in a particular school or district but you must let them know which one(s).
Please call me for more information.
You can view all available San Diego area homes for sale at
Dennis Smith, Taylor Place Real Estate
My Market Trends Report with graphs and charts for North Coastal San Diego
will give you the Sales Statistics for the month and compare it with last year, by city!