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School Lunch Applications

See if You Qualify & Get Important Benefits!


CUSD Free/Reduced Lunch Application

  • Calavera's Title 1 status and additional funding for the school are provided based on the number of students eligible for this program.
  • Eligibility may help you obtain other resources and benefits such as Pandemic EBTCalFresh, and other assistance programs through the school or community.
  • Eligibility may qualify you for ELO-P providing the opportunity for free/reduced Kids Care or After School Enrichment classes through Carlsbad Education Foundation pending space in the program.

Your eligibility status is confidential. If you have further questions contact CUSD Nutrition Services at 760-331-5084.

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Welcome to Carlsbad USD

The intertwined roots of the Carlsbad community and its schools hark back to 1872, when "Carlsbad by the Sea" began to burgeon as an agricultural community and resort destination. The original Carlsbad School, pictured here circa 1890, was located on the site of current Pine Avenue Park on Harding Street in the downtown/Barrio area.




2018 Bond Measure & Long Range Facility Plan

CUSD has provided an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment to students in our community since 1958. Click here for our Long Range Facility Plan & bond measure information.






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