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Carlsbad High School Profile

CARLSBAD HIGH SCHOOL

3000 W. Church St.    Carlsbad, NM 88220    Phone (575) 234-3319    Fax (575) 234-3393

 

SCHOOL PROFILE 2016                                                                                   CEEB 320-105

MISSION STATEMENT

Carlsbad Municipal Schools will create a public school environment which meets the individual educational needs of all children regardless of their ability, ethnicity, creed, gender, or social standing. We are dedicated and will provide each student the opportunity to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically, and socially in a safe and orderly environment.

VISION STATEMENT

Carlsbad High School will empower all students to be successful in the 21st century by embracing student diversity and individuality, by providing effective instruction and outstanding programs, and by acknowledging that home, student, and school share responsibility.

COMMUNITY & SCHOOL

Located in the Chihuahua Desert of Southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad is the home to 24,000 citizens.  The ethnic makeup of our town is nearly 48% Anglo and 48% Hispanic. Native American, African American and Asian American families complete the multi-cultural feel of the town. The major industries for Carlsbad include tourism (Carlsbad Caverns National Park is located 25 miles south of Carlsbad), oil and gas industries, farming, and potash mining. The Waste Isolation Pilot Project (WIPP) is the nation’s major repository for defense generated transuranic waste and is the major employer of scientists and engineers within the area.

Carlsbad High School has approximately 1,650 students in 9th through 12th grade. Over 50% of the student population is ethnic minorities. Additionally, nearly 53% of the student body receives free or reduced lunches indicating the large percentage of students who come from low income families. Of the 328 students who graduated from Carlsbad High School in May 2016, approximately 37% report they plan to attend a four year college or university, 24% plan to attend a two year college, 7% plan to attend a vocational program, 4% plan to enter the military in the following fall and 28% were either undecided or working.

ACCREDITATION

Carlsbad High School is accredited through two specific entities: The North Central Accreditation (NCA) and through the New Mexico Public Education Department.

CURRICULUM

Students in grades 9 through 12 are required to take 7 classes per semester. Twenty-six credits are required for graduation including: four in English (including Eng. I, II, III, and IV), four in Math (including Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II or equivalent), three in Science (including Integrated Science, Biology with at least two lab sciences), four in Social Studies (including Civics/NM History, US History, World History, and US Government/Economics), one in Physical Education, one in a career cluster, workplace readiness, or language other than English, and at least one of the 26 credits must be earned as an advanced placement or honors course, a dual-credit course offered in cooperation with an institution of higher education, or a distance learning course.

ACADEMIC PROFILE of the CLASS of 2016

Statistics for Class of 2016 are based on graduating students, including students with disabilities. The grading scale is from 0-100, with a 60% as the minimum passing mark.

Grade Distribution- Class of 2016

 

Cumulative GPA

% of Students

 

6.0-5.501

0%

 

5.5-5.001

.05%

 

5.0-4.501

.05%

 

4.5-4.001

.05%

 

4.0-3.501

13%

 

3.5-3.001

23%

 

3.0-2.501

23%

 

2.5-2.001

16%

 

2.0-1.500

10%

 

Below 1.5

.07% 

 


ACCELERATED COURSE WORK: 
The prefix letters “Pre-AP” or “AP” in the class title will designate all accelerated course work.  These courses carry add-on credit value determined as outlined below:

A.    All students taking a “Pre-AP” or “AP” course who earn a semester grade of “A”, “B”, or “C” will receive a 0.02 add-on per semester per course to their grade point average (GPA).

B.    Non-Senior students taking an AP course who score a “2” or above on the Advanced Placement Test are eligible for an additional 0.03 add-on per semester per course to their grade point average (GPA).

C.    Senior students taking an AP course and taking the AP Placement Exam will receive an additional 0.03 add-on per semester per course to their grade point average (GPA).

D.    Students taking “Pre-AP and/or Advanced Placement courses who earn a grade of a “D” or “F” for the first grading period of either semester or for the semester are not eligible  for the grade point average (GPA) add-on and will be removed from the course.

E.    A student may only take three Advanced Placement courses per semester without written parental permission.

 

LIST OF ADVANCED PLACEMENT & ACCELERATED (Honors) COURSES

Language Arts

AP English Literature

AP English Language

Pre-AP English II

Pre-AP English I

 

 

Fine Art

Pre-AP Studies in Art

AP Studio Art

AP Music Theory

 

Math

AP Calculus

AP Statistics

Pre-AP Pre-Calculus

Pre-AP Algebra II

Pre-AP Geometry

Pre-AP Alg. I

Science

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Chemistry

Pre-AP Chem.

Pre-AP Biology

AP Biology

Pre-AP General Science

AP Computer Science

Social Studies

AP US History

AP World History

AP US Government

AP Macro-Economics

 

Foreign Language

AP Spanish Language

AP Spanish Literature

Pre-AP Spanish I II & III

AP French IV

Pre-AP French III

 

 

TESTING

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST – ACT

Class of

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2012

2014

2011

Composite Avg.

20.3

19.6

20.2

20.3

19.8

21.5

20.1

20.2

19.8

19.6

English

19.6

18.9

19.5

19.0

18.5

20.7

19.3

19.5

18.5

18.9

Math

20.0

19.2

19.9

20.2

19.4

21.3

19.4

19.9

19.4

19.2

Reading

20.8

20.2

20.5

20.8

20.9

22.1

20.7

20.5

20.9

20.2

Science

20.4

19.6

20.3

20.6

19.9

21.3

20.1

20.3

19.9

19.6

# of students tested

160

173

200

195

154

162

176

200

154

173

 

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

Class of

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

National Merit Scholars

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

NMSC Finalists,

Semi Finalists

1

1

0

2

2

1

0

Commended Students

2

1

0

1

2

0

0

 

  

ADVANCED PLACEMENT - EXAMINATION RESULTS FOR 2016

Our school offers an impressive eighteen AP courses.  Our philosophy is to encourage students to challenge themselves by taking an appropriate number of AP courses.  Students were then strongly encouraged to take the end of the year national exam. In May of 2016, 336 AP exams were taken, with a 24% passing rate (score 3 or higher).

 

Course

% Pass

# Tests

Course

% Pass

# Tests

Biology

47%

19

Physics 1

40%

15

Calculus AB

Calculus BC

14%

0%

14

1

Physics C

Spanish Language

   100%

   %

  2

  9

Chemistry

23%

13

Statistics                                           

 50%

14

Economics – Mac

0%

39

Studio Art – Drawing         

0%

1

English Lang/Comp

28.8%

59

US History

30%

53

English Lit/Comp

20.8%

24

World History

22%

27

Environmental Science

0%

0

 Music Theory

12%

8

French Language

40%

5

 

 

 

Government/Politics

14.7%

34