Chico

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Chico is the most populous city in Butte County, California. The population was 86,187 at the 2010 census, up from 59,954 at the time of the 2000 census. The city is a cultural, economic, and educational center of the northern Sacramento Valley and home to both California State University, Chico and Bidwell Park, one of the country's 25 largest municipal parks and the 13th largest municipally-owned park. Bidwell Park makes up over 17% of the city.

The nickname "City of Roses" appears on the Seal of the City of Chico, California. Chico, also known as the "City of Trees", has been designated a Tree City USA for 27 years by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Typical Chico Weather

Chico and the Sacramento Valley have a typically Mediterranean climate. Temperatures can rise well above 100 °F (38 °C) in the summer. Chico is one of the top metropolitan areas in the nation for number of clear days. Winters are fairly mild and wet, with the most rainfall coming in January. July is usually the warmest month, with an average high temperature of 94 °F (34 °C) and an average low temperature of 61 °F (16 °C). January is the coolest month, with an average high temperature of 55 °F (13 °C) and an average low temperature of 35 °F (2 °C). The average annual rainfall is 27 inches (690 mm). Tule fog is often present during the autumn and winter months.

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RATING* SCHOOL NAME GRADES SCHOOL TYPE
1 Chapman Elementary School Preschool - 5th Grade Public
4 Parkview Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
N/A Loma Vista School Preschool - 12th Grade Public
4 Chico Country Day School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 Little Chico Creek Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
N/A Citrus Avenue Elementary School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Public
3 Hooker Oak Elementary School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
1 Mcmanus (John A.) Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Rosedale Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Nord Country School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
3 Core Butte Charter School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
3 Chico Junior High School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
1 Fair View High (Continuation) School 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Marsh (Harry M.) Junior High School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Academy For Change 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Chico High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Notre Dame School Preschool - 8th Grade Catholic/Religious
N/A Chico Oaks Adventist School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Pleasant Valley Baptist School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Progressive Schoolhouse, The Private/Charter
* School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Pitney Bowes, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.