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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Chico Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Chico, CA. It has 14,228 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Chico Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1210
525 responses
Average ACT
27
156 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,228
Free or Reduced Lunch
41.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,338
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$129,173,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,741/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$47,359
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Median Home Value
$305,300
National
$184,700

Chico Unified School District Reviews

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Chico high school is a very excepting fun school! It’s a big family here. It may be a large school of 2000 kids, but everyone almost everyone knows everyone. Only thing is most of the students don’t connect very well to the students. But overall it’s a great school
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I absolutely love the constant feeling of support and guidance in Chico. School is a place of learning and growth, and the Chico Unified School District does an outstanding job of this. The amount of inclusion, encouragement, and excitement that comes from not only the teachers, but administrators as well, reaches far beyond any other school district I have seen.
What I love about the Chico Unified School District is that there are many different resources given to students to help out with a variety of any questions they might have. There are also many opportunities given to the student body through athletics and clubs. No matter which part you choose to participate in, you will thoroughly be supported by the school and its community.