Chico school information

IndexChicoCaliforniaNational
Average Test Scores43%38%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:120:116:1
Total public schools278,30879,221
Total private schools103,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools11,0857,963
The Chico, CA educational system consists of 27 public schools, 10 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Chico public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 14% higher than than the California average and 12% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chico public schools is 19:1, compared to 20:1 in California and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 90.0% have completed high school, 36.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chico are 12% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 27 public schools in Chico.
  • 90.5% of people in Chico have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.0% of people in Chico have completed high school.
  • 36.2% of people in Chico have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chico

IndexChicoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.6%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Chico (high school & post-secondary)

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Durham, CA5,66044%11%
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Chico, CA89,37743%12%

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San Leandro, CA89,03929%42%
Greenville, NC89,74537%24%
Fall River, MA88,90245%8%
Toms River, NJ88,53743%12%
San Tan Valley, AZ88,50734%32%
Chico, CA89,37743%12%
Source: The Chico, CA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.