Chico Unified School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 14,226 students in Chico Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Chico Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 42% (versus the California public school average of 40%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 51% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Chico Unified School District are Sierra View Elementary School, Parkview Elementary School and Shasta Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Chico Unified School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in California.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Chico Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Chico Unified School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
KG - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
29 Schools
10,331 Schools
# Students
14,226 Students
6,193,432 Students
# Teachers
624 Teachers
264,585 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Chico Unified School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 989 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 88% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#576 out of 1942 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Chico Unified  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
42%
40%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chico Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
51%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chico Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Chico Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.64
# American Indian Students
217 Students
32,922 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
808 Students
718,704 Students
% Asian Students
6%
12%
# Hispanic Students
3,429 Students
3,364,037 Students
% Hispanic Students
24%
54%
# Black Students
348 Students
337,146 Students
% Black Students
2%
5%
# White Students
8,446 Students
1,436,430 Students
% White Students
59%
23%
# Hawaiian Students
66 Students
28,735 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
1%
# Two or more races Students
912 Students
272,786 Students
% of Two or more races Students
6%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
18
# Students in K Grade:
1,216
530,118
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,069
456,635
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,114
454,067
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,051
445,793
# Students in 4th Grade:
985
464,993
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,092
470,389
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,112
484,412
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,025
474,129
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,062
471,620
# Students in 9th Grade:
1,144
492,955
# Students in 10th Grade:
1,104
481,188
# Students in 11th Grade:
1,103
473,097
# Students in 12th Grade:
1,113
485,902
# Ungraded Students:
36
8,116

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,497 in this school district is less than the state median of $16,033. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $12,361 is less than the state median of $16,124. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$178 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total revenue of Chico Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$176 MM
$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Chico Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,497
$16,033
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Chico Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$12,361
$16,124
This chart display average spending per public school student in Chico Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Chico Unified School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Sierra View Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: 72% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1598 Hooker Oak Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3117
Grades: K-5
| 580 students
Rank: #22.
Parkview Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1770 E. Eighth St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 891-3114
Grades: K-5
| 358 students
Rank: #33.
Shasta Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
169 Leora Ct.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3141
Grades: K-5
| 653 students
Rank: #44.
Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School
Math: 51% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2253 Humboldt Rd.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-4110
Grades: 6-8
| 912 students
Rank: #55.
Pleasant Valley High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1475 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 879-5100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,966 students
Rank: #66.
Chico High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
901 Esplanade
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3026
Grades: 9-12
| 1,811 students
Rank: #77.
Marigold Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2446 Marigold Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3121
Grades: K-5
| 486 students
Rank: #88.
Hooker Oak Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1238 Arbutus Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3119
Grades: K-5
| 330 students
Rank: #99.
Emma Wilson Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(2)
1530 W. Eighth Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3297
Grades: K-5
| 621 students
Rank: #1010.
Academy For Change
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
290 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3092
Grades: 7-12
| 11 students
Rank: #1111.
Chico Junior High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
280 Memorial Way
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3066
Grades: 6-8
| 835 students
Rank: #1212.
Rosedale Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Oak St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 891-3104
Grades: K-5
| 539 students
Rank: #1313.
Bidwell Junior High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2376 N. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3080
Grades: 6-8
| 968 students
Rank: #1414.
Little Chico Creek Elementary School
Math: 39% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2090 Amanda Way
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 891-3285
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #1515.
Neal Dow Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
1420 Neal Dow Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3110
Grades: K-5
| 332 students
Rank: #1616.
Mcmanus (John A.) Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
988 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3128
Grades: K-5
| 427 students
Rank: #1717.
Citrus Avenue Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1350 Citrus Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3107
Grades: K-5
| 295 students
Rank: #1818.
Chapman Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1071 E. 16th St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 891-3100
Grades: K-5
| 292 students
Rank: #1919.
Oakdale
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
290 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3092
Grades: K-12
| 111 students
Rank: #2020.
Fair View High (Continuation School)
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
290 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3092
Grades: 9-12
| 145 students
Rank: #2121.
Center For Alternative Learning
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
290 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3092
Grades: 6-12
| 30 students
Blue Oak Charter
Charter School
450 W. E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 879-7483
Grades: K-8
| 375 students
Chico Country Day
Charter School
102 W. 11th St.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 895-2650
Grades: K-8
| 557 students
Forest Ranch Charter
Charter School
15815 Cedar Creek Rd.
Forest Ranch, CA 95942
(530) 891-3154
Grades: K-8
| 131 students
Inspire School Of Arts And Sciences
Charter School
335 W. Sacramento Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3090
Grades: 9-12
| 454 students
Loma Vista
Special Education School
2404 Marigold Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 879-7400
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
Nord Country
Charter School
5554 California St.
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 891-3138
Grades: K-8
| 181 students
Sherwood Montessori
Charter School
1010 Cleveland Ave.
Chico, CA 95928
(530) 345-6600
Grades: K-8
| 161 students
Wildflower Open Classroom
Charter School
2414 Cohasset Rd. Ste. 3
Chico, CA 95926
(530) 892-1676
Grades: K-8
| 166 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: KG - 12
  • Students: 14,226 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 42% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.59

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