School Details

Aviara Oaks Elementary School

6900 Ambrosia Lane, Carlsbad, CA 92009
(760) 331-6000
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 734 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

83%
77%
56%
88%
84%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carlsbad Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
70%
46%
88%
82%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carlsbad Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

87%
81%
65%
89%
87%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carlsbad Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
82%
60%
90%
83%
65%
91%
81%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Carlsbad Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Aviara Oaks Elementary School is a public elementary school in Carlsbad. The principal of Aviara Oaks Elementary School is Leslie Harden, who can be contacted at lharden@carlsbadusd.net. 734 children attend Aviara Oaks Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 10% of the Aviara Oaks Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 14% of the 734 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Aviara Oaks Elementary School is 20:1. Poinsettia Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts

Sports

  • Gymnastics

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 62% 60%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 20% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 10% 6%
Filipino 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.3% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 11039%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.8%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 22%
Limited English proficiency 10% 9%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Our daughter attended AOE for 3 years. -There is a great PTA which basically carries this school -The current principal is making decisions which will cause this school's quality to decline(academic focus environment and teacher support) -There are some good teachers and some not very good -The recent security updates make it feel like a prison -Over 30 kids per teacher currently Needless to say I am disappointed.

  • (8 months ago)

    Teachers are top notch and go the extra mile to ensure that your child gets what they need. Infrastructure and facilities are good. Only thing I would not give 5 stars to is the cafeteria but I'm good with packing lunches.

  • (10 months ago)

    Please do not move to Carlsbad if you think the schools are better.....do not waste your money paying Mello Roos (which most of us do) gets you nothing. AOM Pacific Rim (which is supposed to be the best in the district) Poinsettia any school here is a minimal education at best. If your child struggles good luck getting help unless you are literally failing if your child is GATE identified well there is no GATE program and NO differentiated work for those who are GATE identified. So save your money for private school if you move here or just do not move here at least for the schools. My son did love band and orchestra but that was not enough to keep us there we did move onto greener pastures outside of CUSD. I have to give it one star but as you can tell I would give it zero!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has great parents and teachers working together but there are too many kids!!! There are 6 kinder teachers. My daughter feels overwhelmed here and will be going to a different Carlsbad school this fall. The zoning of this school needs to be redone and there should not be students going here that don't live in the neighborhood. It's not fair to aviara.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a college professor and both of my kids have gone to this school my daughter is in 4th grade now. It is the best I really cant think of anything that could improve it. The principle teachers and staff are really helpful and do a fantastic job. I think this is one of the best in the city of san diego.....really you cant go wrong here. Just go visit the campus you will see quickly what the vibe is like its really nice. The principle is awesome you basically can just walk into her office at anytime she really helped my daughter out a few times. Way above and beyond there normal job. I feel lucky to have my kids there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Aviara Oaks is the best a school can get. They have amazing teachers great music and p.e. programs a great princapal and forget a promising staff. I think it's a school where every child can find the intellagence they need. Unlike other people I don't think Aviara Oaks is overcrowded and if it is it's only because all the children like it there and they want to stay. I'm not just saying because I want to support my school it's because it's all true.

  • (7 years ago)

    RE Parent involvement = excellent. Why are tasks done by parents not positions funded by school district? IE admin assistance for office freeing parents to help in classrooms. RE Special Ed Program lacking. Teacher is nurturing innovative but time spread thinly. With 14 years experience it is lack of an assistant / lack of equipment holding her students from benefits of sufficiently individualized standard education. SpecEd needs enrichment material more muscle strengthening equipment IE swings for physically challenged. Computers added 9/07 with unfamiliar machines and unusual programs. More teachers needed. New paid teacher 9/07 with no assistant. Many kids in program. RE Ms.Husing much improvement enthusiasm and involvement over last year. Previous Principal displayed distant attitude passed buck and did not follow through on her word. RE After school program Chess Camp Imagine Art Jazz Dance ... expensive ... please lower with PTA / District subsidy? Need more paid teacers and TA's soon

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is awful! It is overcrowded and under funded. The kids get only get the basics and nothing more. Extracurricular activities cost money and are run by third party providers and are pathetic. I am so glad my daughter only had to attend for four months. I was so glad to get her out of the school and us out of the state. Avoid at all costs!

  • (8 years ago)

    Once was a great school but it's now overcrowded and has lost it's small town closeness. Does have some really good teachers. Administration is tough and can be more inline with what one would expect at a high school level. Don't expect much nurturing from principal and vice principal. Front office staff is great! This area seems extremely impacted. The target high school is so overcrowded at this point that I don't know how they will house future students. Quality issue here so beware.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school seems to be average in comparison to similar schools in the area.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall the first year at this school for my son has been an excellent experience. They stress all the character traits that make one a solid citizen and already have Kindergartners reading. The teacher we have seems to really pay attention to the children and try to improve them. Highly recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children at Aviara Oaks one in 3rd and one in 4th grade. Like many siblings they have completely different learning styles. One is an extremely high achiever and the other has attention problems. I've been impressed with the way Aviara Oak's teachers have differentiated their teaching styles to accomidate my children's unique needs. I've also found the teachers accessible when I've asked for private meetings to discuss progress and specific issues.

  • (9 years ago)

    Carlsbad schools were the best! Too much overcrowding now the school just can't give your child individual focus anymore. There is little tolerance for needs since there are so many students. The administrators seem unable to have personal relationships with students. It is not a small town atmosphere anymore. There are good teachers here and they do the best they can given so many students. As far as extracurricular you'll have to pay $$ for them. Seems to be a high level of parent involvement. Lots of diversity in this elementary school. It seems more like a high school atmosphere here. The influx of transplants from other areas have watered the original small town charm away. Orange county seems to have taken over. If you like the OC lifestyle then you'll be happy here. I miss the community spirit that was here. It's definately gone!

  • (9 years ago)

    The best thing at this school was the level of parent involvment. The parents go out of their way to raise money so that the children have what they need.

  • (10 years ago)

    A very good school. Nice campus and principal. A bit overcrowded but they provide quality education. They have a good music program. They just added a new middle school on the campus which is very convenient.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is wonderful for my child. The teachers are extremely hands on and really take an interest.

  • (11 years ago)

    absolutely and fantastic teachers and students. academically very strong and excellent extracurricular activities. Lots of parent volunteers at school and very high PTA participation.

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