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Old 10-31-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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Hello all,

we are looking to move to carlsbad. It seems that the district lines divide up Carlsbad between Carlsbad and San marcos high school. I believe now there is even another school called Sage Creek high school up. Anybody have any input on either of these schools? The ratings of test scores is not very accurate way of making this decision, I'm told. Our daughter is a young 2, but the idea would be that this move would be our forever home, so am already thinking about her future as far as high schools.

Thank you!
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:28 PM
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Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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You can't go wrong with neither of these schools. I would personally "tip the scale" toward Carlsbad high School because they have a better sports program.
My Nephew graduated from San Marcos and is now in his Senior Year at UCLA. Can't go wrong with either.
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:34 PM
 
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I've worked with students who attended both schools. They are both good schools with similar academic programs. A motivated student can have a great experience at either school. As hitman wisely notes, you can't go wrong with either.

Of course, since your daughter is only two, a lot can change in the next sixteen years before she graduates high school.

That said, if I had a choice between homes in two different areas with similar school quality, and found a home I loved that was a little less expensive in one area, I'd *maybe* lean in that direction. A smaller mortgage makes it easier to save for college expenses.
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Old 11-01-2016, 04:56 AM
 
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San Marcos High School is a brand-spanking new facility, having been torn down & rebuilt from the ground up just a couple of years ago. I know someone whose child attended there before they left CA...amazing campus, especially knowing what it was before the reconstruction.

Carlsbad HS is located in a community that has become, & will now always be, upper-middle class, & as we know, property taxes support public schools.

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Old 11-01-2016, 08:25 AM
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I've worked with students who attended both schools. They are both good schools with similar academic programs. A motivated student can have a great experience at either school. As hitman wisely notes, you can't go wrong with either.

Of course, since your daughter is only two, a lot can change in the next sixteen years before she graduates high school.

That said, if I had a choice between homes in two different areas with similar school quality, and found a home I loved that was a little less expensive in one area, I'd *maybe* lean in that direction. A smaller mortgage makes it easier to save for college expenses.
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San Marcos High School is a brand-spanking new facility, having been torn down & rebuilt from the ground up just a couple of years ago. I know someone whose child attended there before they left CA...amazing campus, especially knowing what it was before the reconstruction.

Carlsbad HS is located in a community that has become, & will now always be, upper-middle class, & as we know, property taxes support public schools.
This is great advice
San Marcos is good place to live why waste that extra 200-300k just to say you live Carlsbad. My Brother lives in Carlsbad and although it's a nice community, I'm going to be able to retire at 55 in La Mesa with my house paid off and putting 2 of my 3 kids though college
"Think with you wallet not with your Heart"
Hitman619
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Old 11-02-2016, 12:58 PM
 
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I concur. Both schools are equally good today. San Marcos high has good potential to improve little bit more with children from planned Rancho Tesoro.
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Old 11-05-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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Seriously, these two are not really that far apart. No need to sweat over it. There are areas outside of academics that should be a bigger part of your deliberation.
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Old 11-08-2016, 05:10 PM
 
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San Marcos High School is a brand-spanking new facility, having been torn down & rebuilt from the ground up just a couple of years ago. I know someone whose child attended there before they left CA...amazing campus, especially knowing what it was before the reconstruction.

Carlsbad HS is located in a community that has become, & will now always be, upper-middle class, & as we know, property taxes support public schools.
One of the reasons we are excited to move there. I spoke to as many parents as I could, especially at the "Choice" cafe on Village drive. They all loved the school system which is one of our biggest concerns about where to move to
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Old 11-14-2016, 02:32 PM
 
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I might add. i was considering San Marcos as an alternative to Carlsbad if the price was a big factor. I went there on a Saturday afternoon on the last weekend when it was really hot and I noticed a big difference weather wise. There was always a nice breeze in Carlsbad, San Marcos seems more sheltered and it felt much warmer to the point of it being uncomfortable (remember I'm from Ireland). I think i would prefer to stay in Carlsbad.
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Old 11-15-2016, 12:04 PM
 
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It was 87F in Carlsbad also. In general, as someone who lives in Carlsbad, I politely disagree on micro climate issue. I like San Marcos higher temps during winters, gloom and doom periods and after sunsets. Depending on a day I want to be on one or other side of the hill
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