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Accomplishments & Awards

Accomplishments & Awards

Annual Top 10 Lists

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2023

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2022

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2021

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2020

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2019

CUSD Top 10 Highlights from 2018


Year in Review and Other Documents







awards and honors

nammNAMM Foundation Best Communities for Music Education designation
Now in its 21st year, the Best Communities for Music Education designation, from The NAMM Foundation, awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.



dept of edCalifornia Pivotal Practice Program
A program recognizing some of California's districts and public schools. Districts and schools that are selected have demonstrated innovation and exceptional work when California required schools to offer distance learning.


GKCGreat Kindness Challenge Founding District
Carlsbad Unified is proud to be a Founding District. Kindness Certified School Districts use The Great Kindness Challenge as a free tool to create a culture of kindness. They demonstrate a commitment to fostering positive, caring and respectful school environments where all students thrive.



gold ribbon school

California Gold Ribbon Schools Program
A program that honors some of California's outstanding public schools. Schools that are selected demonstrate exemplary achievements in implementing state standards in priority areas.


Blue ribbon schools award

National Blue Ribbon Schools
A federal No Child Left Behind program that celebrates many of America's most successful schools. Its goal is to promote and support the improvement of education in America.





Distinguished School Award

California Distinguished Schools Program
Honors some of California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap.




exemplary arts education award

The California Exemplary Program
Recognizes elementary and secondary schools in alternate years. Schools applying for a California Exemplary Program Award must meet the eligibility criteria to be a California Distinguished School (DS) to be recognized for a California Exemplary Program Award. 




Gold Excellence awardCalifornia Teachers of the Year
Recognizes exemplary teachers who best represent all of California's teachers and symbolize the profession's contributions to quality education.




AP district honor roll We are pleased to announce that Carlsbad Unified School District has been named an 8th Annual AP District Honor Roll Recipient