Top 10 Best Butte County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 96 public schools serving 29,040 students in Butte County, CA (there are 14 private schools, serving 1,345 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Butte County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Butte County, CA are Pleasant Valley High School, Paradise Charter Middle School and Gridley High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Butte County, CA public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 49% statewide average). Schools in Butte County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of California public schools.
Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Best Butte County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pleasant Valley High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1475 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 879-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,775 students
Rank: #22.
Paradise Charter Middle School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
6473 Clark Rd.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 872-7277
Grades: 6-8
| 143 students
Rank: #33.
Gridley High School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 E. Spruce St.
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-4791
Grades: 9-12
| 668 students
Rank: #44.
Chico High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 78%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
901 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3026
Grades: 9-12
| 1,913 students
Rank: #55.
Inspire School Of Arts And Sciences
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
335 W. Sacramento Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3090
Grades: 9-12
| 414 students
Rank: #66.
Nord Country
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5554 Ca St.
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 891-3138
Grades: K-8
| 201 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Bidwell Junior High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2376 N. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3080
Grades: 6-8
| 975 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Central Middle School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2565 Mesa Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 532-3002
Grades: 5-8
| 310 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Come Back Butte Charter
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2350 Lincoln St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 712-2242
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Emma Wilson Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1530 W. Eighth Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3297
Grades: K-5
| 598 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Heritage Community Day
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2255 Sixth St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 538-2970
Grades: K-8
| 10 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2253 Humboldt Rd.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-4110
Grades: 6-8
| 748 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Ophir Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
210 Oakvale Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 532-3005
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #7 - 147. - 14.
Shasta Elementary School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
169 Leora Ct.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3141
Grades: K-5
| 620 students
Rank: #1515.
Manzanita Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
627 E. Evans-reimer Rd.
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-5594
Grades: K-8
| 291 students
Rank: #1616.
Chico Country Day
Charter School
Math: 46% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
102 W. 11th St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-2650
Grades: K-8
| 565 students
Rank: #1717.
Forest Ranch Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15815 Cedar Creek Rd.
Forest Ranch, CA 95942
(530) 891-3154
Grades: K-8
| 110 students
Rank: #1818.
Durham High School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9455 Putney Dr.
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 895-4685
Grades: 9-12
| 301 students
Rank: #1919.
Wildflower Open Classroom
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2414 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 3
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 892-1676
Grades: K-8
| 136 students
Rank: #2020.
Children's Community Charter
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6830 Pentz Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 877-2227
Grades: K-8
| 151 students
Rank: #2121.
Durham Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9421 Putney Dr.
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 895-4695
Grades: K-5
| 439 students
Rank: #2222.
Stream Charter
Charter School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
455 E. Oro Dam Blvd. E.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 534-1633
Grades: K-8
| 310 students
Rank: #2323.
Core Butte Charter
Charter School
Math: 34% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2847 Notre Dame Blvd.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 894-3952
Grades: K-12
| 859 students
Rank: #2424.
Paradise Senior High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
5911 Maxwell Dr.
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-6425
Grades: 9-12
| 474 students
Rank: #2525.
Achieve Charter School Of Paradise Inc.
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1494 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 762-2599
Grades: K-8
| 94 students
Rank: #2626.
Oroville High School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1535 Bridge St.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 538-2320
Grades: 9-12
| 983 students
Rank: #2727.
Prospect High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2060 Second St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 538-2330
Grades: 9-12
| 94 students
Rank: #2828.
Durham Intermediate
Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
9416 Putney Dr.
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 895-4690
Grades: 6-8
| 242 students
Rank: #2929.
Las Plumas High School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2380 Las Plumas Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 538-2310
Grades: 9-12
| 1,350 students
Rank: #3030.
Oakdale
Alternative School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
290 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3092
Grades: K-12
| 88 students
Rank: #3131.
Wilson Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
409 Magnolia St.
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-3675
Grades: 2-5
| 540 students
Rank: #3232.
Sycamore Middle School
Math: 24% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1125 Sycamore St.
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-3636
Grades: 6-8
| 455 students
Rank: #3333.
Blue Oak Charter
Charter School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
450 W. E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 879-7483
Grades: K-8
| 271 students
Rank: #3434.
Hearthstone
Charter School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2280 6th St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5848
Grades: K-12
| 158 students
Rank: #35 - 3835. - 38.
Butte County Community
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Wall St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-9741
Grades: K-12
| 35 students
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Butte County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
290 E. Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5756
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
300 Rockerfeller Rd.
Berry Creek, CA 95916
(530) 589-1633
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
300 B St
Biggs, CA 95917
(530) 868-1281
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
3046 2nd St
Biggs, CA 95917
(530) 868-5870
Grades: 6-8
| 88 students
300 B St., Ste. M
Biggs, CA 95917
(530) 868-1281
Grades: K-12
| 104 students
300 B St.
Biggs, CA 95917
(530) 868-1281
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
1421 Bird St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-3001
Grades: K-3
| 119 students
2491 Carmichael Dr. Ste 500
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 879-7472
Grades: 7-12
| 103 students
2412 Cohasset, Ste. 3
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-4185
Grades: 7-12
| 103 students
2565 Mesa Ave.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5642
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
2750 Mitchell Ave.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 538-2359
Grades: 9-12
| 137 students
2412 Cohassest Rd
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 343-1232
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
6830 Pentz Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 877-2227
Grades: K-8
| 220 students
9932 Cohasset Rd.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3223
Grades: K-6
| 34 students
2775 Yard St.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 532-3003
Grades: K-8
| 83 students
2651 Lumpkin Rd.
Oroville, CA 95966
(530) 589-1810
Grades: K-8
| 10 students
15815 Cedar Creek Rd.
Forest Ranch, CA 95942
(530) 891-3154
Grades: K-6
| 42 students
11679 Nelson Bar Rd.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 533-5034
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
581 Jackson St
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-4383
Grades: 1-6
| n/a students
581 Jackson St.
Gridley, CA 95948
(530) 846-4383
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
6249 Skyway
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-1171
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
622 Pearson Rd.
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-6461
Grades: 4-6
| n/a students
Po Box 600
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 895-4685
Grades: 9-12
| 414 students
9455 Putney Dr
Durham, CA 95938
(530) 895-4685
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students
13835 West Park Dr.
Magalia, CA 95954
(530) 873-3864
Grades: 6-8
| 359 students
5554 California St.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3138
Grades: K-6
| 54 students
2491 Carmichael Drive, Suite 5
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 879-7472
Grades: 7-12
| 29 students
7350 Bulldog Way
Palermo, CA 95968
(530) 533-4708
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
622 Pearson Rd
Paradise, CA 95969
(530) 872-6424
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5911 Maxwell Dr.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5642
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2060 Sixth St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-4437
Grades: 1-6
| n/a students
2550 Lakew. Dr. Ste. 30
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 636-4479
Grades: K-12
| 124 students
1859 Bird St.
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5642
Grades: 7-8
| 17 students
3935 Morrow Ln.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 879-7551
Grades: 7-12
| 57 students
205 Mira Loma Dr., Ste. 20
Oroville, CA 95965
(530) 532-5751
Grades: 7-12
| 41 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Butte County, CA?
The top ranked public schools in Butte County, CA include Pleasant Valley High School, Paradise Charter Middle School and Gridley High School.
How many public schools are located in Butte County, CA?
96 public schools are located in Butte County, CA.
What percentage of students in Butte County, CA go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Butte County, CA are educated in public schools (compared to the CA state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Butte County, CA?
Butte County, CA public schools minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public schools average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

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