Learn about Paradise

Paradise is an incorporated town in Butte County, in the northwest foothills of California's Central Valley, in the Sierra. The town is considered part of the Chico Metropolitan Area. The population was 26,249 as of 2011, down from 26,408 at the 2000 census. Paradise is 10 miles (16 km) east of Chico and 85 miles (137 km) north of Sacramento.

Paradise Climate

Climate varies in the Paradise area.  The highest temperature on record is 111 degrees F., the lowest temperature recorded being 12 degrees F. There are 65 days average per year with temperatures 90 degrees or higher, and 30 days average with a low temperature of 32 degrees or colder. Average rainfall is 51 inches, mostly in the winter months, but ranging from November to April. Snow? Yes, an average of 6 inches in the upper Ridge area. Sunny days? Lots of them. Average 257 per year. Smog is virtually non-existant.

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N/A Paradise Unified Special Education Preschool - Preschool Public
1 Paradise Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Achieve Charter School Of Paradise Inc. Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
2 Ponderosa Elementary School Kindergarten - 5th Grade Public
3 Hometech Charter School Kindergarten - 12th Grade Public
4 Children's Community Charter School Kindergarten - 8th Grade Public
4 Paradise Charter Middle School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
2 Paradise Intermediate School 6th Grade - 8th Grade Public
N/A Honey Run Academy Secondary 7th Grade - 12th Grade Public
2 Paradise Elearning Academy 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
4 Paradise Senior High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Honey Run Academy 8th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Paradise Adventist Academy Kindergarten - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Cornerstone Christian School Kindergarten - 6th Grade Private/Charter
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