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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  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 444 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
335 W. Sacramento Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Telephone
(530) 891-3090
Website

Inspire School Of Arts And Sciences Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
59 responses
Average ACT
24
6 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-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,148
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,900
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Advisory challenges
    27%
  • Theater productions
    27%
  • Musical theatre productions
    18%
  • Art Shows
    14%
  • Senior only events.
    14%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
444
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,574
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 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
$9,798/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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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!
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Inspire is amazing. We are just a small set of portables behind another high school, but we have so much to offer. We are a very tight-knit community, with 450 students and amazing teachers to genuinely care about our futures and aspirations. We have tons of different major options, including Visual and Performing Arts, Recording Arts, Dance, Instrumental and Vocal Music, Computer Programming, Engineering, Robotics, Humanities and more! We have students and teachers from all walks of life, backgrounds, gender, race, sexuality and religions! Our school is devoted to helping the students become ready for college and university, and also provide an accepting, caring atmosphere where the students can be themselves. Inspire is overall and amazing school, with excellent test scores and many awards, and should be given better facilities, i.e. a new campus, and we definitely need our own cafeteria with healthy, delicious food!
I consider Inspire School of Arts and Sciences as a second home for me as well as a family. It is a college prep school and might be harder than average high schools, but the culture and people you meet is what makes the learning easy and fun. Inspire works hard to prepare me for college and allows eight classes, we rotate between A and B days with eighty-minute class periods. We offer dance classes and we have the only orchestra in the district. Our overall GPA's are higher than average high schools and we offer more extracurricular activities and many clubs. Our Staff works hard and I get so much support from my school. We may be small at the moment, but we have more diversity and openness with our students that we are defined by it. We also have a thirty-minute class of advisory to connect with our teachers and other students and I consider my advisory piers and my teacher as a family and so does the school. Inspire School of Arts and Sciences is more than a school to me.