Carlsbad Early College High

Summary:

Carlsbad Early College High is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, with a student population of 181. The school is part of the Carlsbad Municipal Schools district, which has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Carlsbad Early College High consistently outperforms the state and its local district in academic proficiency, with 62% of its students proficient or better in Language Arts, 53% in Mathematics, and 64% in Science, compared to the state averages of 38%, 24%, and 34%, respectively. The school's strong academic performance is reflected in its high statewide rankings, reaching as high as 6th out of 181 New Mexico high schools in 2018-2019. Notably, Carlsbad Early College High excels in supporting the academic achievement of various student subgroups, ranking 1st out of 157 New Mexico high schools for its low-socioeconomic status students, 3rd out of 146 for male students, and 18th out of 132 for Hispanic students.

As an early college high school, Carlsbad Early College High offers its students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school, which likely contributes to its strong academic performance and high rankings. The school significantly outperforms its neighboring Carlsbad High, with 62% proficiency in Language Arts compared to only 28% at Carlsbad High. Despite having a relatively low percentage of free and reduced-price lunch recipients, Carlsbad Early College High has been able to achieve exceptional academic outcomes for its low-socioeconomic status students, ranking 1st out of 157 New Mexico high schools in this category.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1500 University Dr
       Carlsbad, NM  88220


(575) 234-9415

District: Carlsbad

SchoolDigger Rank:
11th of 170 New Mexico High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,500 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.8 Help
Number of students:  181

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.7%
White:
45.9%
Asian:
3.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16% Help


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Compare Details Carlsbad Early College High ranks better than 93.5% of high schools in New Mexico. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 95.45. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.7%), White (45.9%), Asian (3.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Carlsbad Early College High is 16.8. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Carlsbad Early College High is $8,500.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Carlsbad Early College High:

SchoolDigger ranks Carlsbad Early College High 11th of 170 New Mexico public high schools. (See Carlsbad Early College High in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Carlsbad:

SchoolDigger ranks Carlsbad 75th of 119 New Mexico school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Carlsbad Early College High

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Rank History for all students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 71.37 33rd 158 79.1%
2018 91.30 10th 182 94.5%
2019 94.43 6th 181 96.7%
2022 72.59 38th 177 78.5%
2023 95.45 11th 170 93.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.25 13th 164 92.1%
2019 95.78 8th 161 95.0%
2023 99.96 1st 157 99.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.73 12th 145 91.7%
2019 98.00 3rd 144 97.9%
2022 52.10 63rd 157 59.9%
2023 83.06 21st 143 85.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.65 13th 143 90.9%
2019 91.76 12th 151 92.1%
2022 85.18 21st 159 86.8%
2023 98.89 3rd 146 97.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.82 7th 133 94.7%
2019 95.47 6th 139 95.7%
2022 61.29 46th 150 69.3%
2023 84.48 18th 132 86.4%
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Rank History for White students at Carlsbad Early College High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NM State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.62 23rd 115 80.0%
2019 92.02 6th 109 94.5%
2022 56.05 47th 133 64.7%
2023 93.55 13th 157 91.7%
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Data source: test scores: New Mexico Public Education Department, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: New Mexico Public Education Department

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Enrollment information for Carlsbad Early College High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 33 1 1 25 1 0 0 0 61
2016 69 2 1 46 2 0 0 0 120
2017 93 1 3 79 2 1 0 0 179
2018 119 2 4 112 2 1 0 0 240
2019 111 3 6 104 2 1 0 0 227
2020 93 4 8 105 2 2 0 0 214
2021 91 0 8 107 1 0 1 0 208
2022 87 1 8 105 1 0 0 0 202
2023 83 2 6 90 0 0 0 0 181

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Carlsbad Early College High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 61 3.0 20.3 36.1
2016 120 7.0 17.1 40.8
2017 179 8.1 22.0 36.9
2018 240 11.4 20.9 34.6
2019 227 13.5 16.7 27.3
2020 214 12.1 17.6 17.8
2021 208 10.5 19.7 16.8
2022 202 10.5 19.1 16.8
2023 181 10.7 16.8 16

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Carlsbad Early College High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 61 3.0 20.3 36.1
2016 120 7.0 17.1 40.8
2017 179 8.1 22.0 36.9
2018 240 11.4 20.9 34.6
2019 227 13.5 16.7 27.3
2020 214 12.1 17.6 17.8
2021 208 10.5 19.7 16.8
2022 202 10.5 19.1 16.8
2023 181 10.7 16.8 16

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Carlsbad Early College High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,500

Data source: New Mexico Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Carlsbad Early College High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 6th of 181 High schoolsRanks 11th of 170 High schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade Language Arts (Carlsbad Early College High)8342.9
 40.1%
   11th Grade Language Arts (Carlsbad)3026.3
 3.7%
   11th Grade Language Arts (New Mexico)4033.1
 6.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Carlsbad Early College High)2728.6
 1.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Carlsbad)79.6
 2.6%
   11th Grade Mathematics (New Mexico)1015.9
 5.9%
11th Grade Science (Carlsbad Early College High)5358.1
 5.1%
   11th Grade Science (Carlsbad)2729.4
 2.4%
   11th Grade Science (New Mexico)2540.2
 15.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students227181
 20.3%
African American32
 33.3%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian66
Hispanic10490
 13.5%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White11183
 25.2%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients27.3%16%
 11.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Carlsbad Early College High

Yes. Carlsbad Early College High ranks in the top 6.5% of New Mexico high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 181 students attended Carlsbad Early College High.

Students at Carlsbad Early College High are 50% Hispanic, 46% White, 3% Asian, 1% African American.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Mexico Public Education Department.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.





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