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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Inspire School Of Arts And Sciences is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Chico, CA. It has 460 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 37% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Inspire School Of Arts And Sciences Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
37%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
73 responses
Average ACT
27
9 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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
$45,337
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$977
National
$949
Median Home Value
$286,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Advisory challenges
    25%
  • Theater productions
    22%
  • Art Shows
    16%
  • Musical theatre productions
    16%
  • Senior only events.
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
460
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
7%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,338
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,741/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Inspire has a very close community, the teachers and students are amazing. I have had so many opportunities open because of attending this school. I am an art major and the art program is so good! I am currently taking ceramics 2, art 3, and pottery 1, I have learned so much from these classes and I hope to continue working with clay even after I graduate. I have found my interests and inspire has allowed me to focus on what I want to do. Inspire gives you the freedom to choose your own path, and the teachers are there to support you and make your goals happen. We are a small school which allows strong friendships to grow. I have met friends that I know I will stay in touch with for life. Of course every school has bad aspects, but the good definitely out ways the bad.
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Inspire is, in all literal aspects, a small bunch of portables that shares a campus with Chico High. However, with teachers and administration who honestly want their students to shape the type of culture at our school, what more could you ask for?

Well, actually, there's quite a bit you could ask for. An actual campus, for starters-- followed by the equipment this school deserves. But, as with most schools this size-- the funding isn't necessarily all there yet...but with time, I truly believe this could become a five-star school!
Inspire is full of incredible staff who support their students and wish to see them succeed. There is passion and learning in every classroom. The small environment offers a personal feel for staff and students who become close like family in four years or less. Currently, Inspire is working on fundraising to match a donation of 8 million dollars to move to it's own location in Chico, California. Currently, Inspire is entirely made of portables on Chico High's campus. Even with limited resources however, students are given exceptional opportunities to sing, dance, act, design, engineer, and lead in truly professional environments.