CUSD is recognized as one of the highest achieving school districts in the county. Many of our schools have been identified as Distinguished Schools at the federal and state levels. A major factor for families, as well as businesses planning to relocate to Carlsbad is this excellence in education that has earned our district schools and staff numerous awards and recognition. We have recently modernized Carlsbad High School, four elementary schools, and two middle school campuses, and our brand-new Sage Creek High School, which welcomed the first group of students for the 2013-14 school year. Our schools are also supported by dedicated teachers, classified and management employees, parent volunteers and leaders, and an assortment of foundations and support groups, all of whom contribute to our success with students.