1420 Neal Dow Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Neal Dow Elementary School serves 314 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Neal Dow Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CA
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Neal Dow Elementary School's student population of 314 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 21% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-5
Total Students
314 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Neal Dow Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Neal Dow Elementary School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#5923 out of 9659 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35-39%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
22:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
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Asian
3%
12%
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Hispanic
24%
56%
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Black
1%
5%
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White
57%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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Two or more races
14%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Neal Dow Elementary School often compared to?

Neal Dow Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Mcmanus (John A.) Elementary School by visitors of our site.

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

30-34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 40% CA state average), while 35-39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CA state average).

How many students attend Neal Dow Elementary School?

314 students attend Neal Dow Elementary School.

What is the racial composition of the student body?

57% of Neal Dow Elementary School students are White, 24% of students are Hispanic, 14% of students are Two or more races, 3% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Neal Dow Elementary School?

Neal Dow Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is lower than the California state average of 22:1.

What grades does Neal Dow Elementary School offer ?

Neal Dow Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Kindergarten-5

What school district is Neal Dow Elementary School part of?

Neal Dow Elementary School is part of Chico Unified School District.

School Reviews

5   6/8/2009
Wonderful teachers at Neal Dow. Although they are considered Title 1, granting them extra funds for having a % of children at the poverty level this school is achieving success accedemically. I love all the teachers we have had so far and I'm looking forward to the teachers we will have in our future.
- Posted by Parent - micke

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 314 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 43%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30-34% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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