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Avg. test scores 12%
High school dipl. 8%
Bachelors degree 20%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Chico, CA School Districts

      • Chico Unified School District
      • Golden Feather Union Elementary School District

      There are a total of 27 public schools, 10 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Chico. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chico, CA schools is 43%. The average student to teacher ratio is 19:1. In Chico, CA, an average of 90.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 90.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Durham, CA5,66044%11%
      Forest Ranch, CA67640%20%
      Vina, CA17940%20%
      Paradise, CA26,39634%32%
      Nord, CA24730%40%
      Chico, CA89,37743%12%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      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.