School Details

Citrus Avenue Elementary School

1350 Citrus Avenue, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3107
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 422 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

19%
44%
46%
43%
61%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
63%
65%
54%
65%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
58%
60%
45%
59%
65%
34%
59%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
66%
60%
30%
60%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chico Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Citrus Avenue Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chico. The principal of Citrus Avenue Elementary School is Michelle Sanchez and can be contacted at msanchez@chicousd.org. 422 children attend Citrus Avenue Elementary School and are mostly Unspecified; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 23% of the Citrus Avenue Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 422 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Citrus Avenue Elementary School is 19:1. Rosedale Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Unspecified 6% 3%
Multiracial 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 46% 66%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Hispanic 23% 19%
Filipino 2% 0.6%
Asian 13% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 4%
Pacific Islander 1% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 13177%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 40%
Limited English proficiency 23% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent the principal is a visionary and truly wishes to educate the children with her team there is a good volunteer base and lots of children to help. Where are the parents? Come and participate in your child's education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Citrus is a very nurturing school. The teachers go above and beyond the classroom experience. It has been a tough year with the classroom sizes having more students than in the past years but the teachers have appeared to have risen to the challenge. The only problem appears to be lack of parent help in the classroom.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm sure this school would improve if parents were more involved. From what I've seen there is only a few parents who volunteer. It seems that the teachers have no back up.

  • (6 years ago)

    The principal at this school should be a prison warden not an elementary school principal. She is excessively harsh with the students. The volunteer staff such as the lunch hour volunteers two in particular are constantly yelling at the students and treating them like inmates. My son's grades have suffered since attending Citrus Elementary. I feel that this school is more focused on teaching just at the state standard. I am very disappointed with this school and would advise anybody to put their child elswhere.

  • (8 years ago)

    I feel that the new principal she was there last year has changed and is trying to make the school almost military like not letting children voice themselves. I have to say I love the teacher they are great and really care about teir students. I just wish that the principal was more fair with all the children. I have one daughter at the school and the reason that she is there is because of the teachers and how much they care. We do need a lot more parent help.

  • (9 years ago)

    Amazing program for english learners. Music and Fine Arts. Parent involvement is small but very helpful and apriciated. There is a brand new Principal this year so I am going to rate last Year.

  • (11 years ago)

    The teachers and administrators at Citrus are committed to providing a quality education. One 2nd grade teacher worked with my child before school to improve lagging reading skills. Her efforts helped identify a learning disability that was impairing learning how to read. The 6th grade teachers are EXCELENT. They work as a team to teach the skills students need to be successful in Junior High. One weakness of the school is the lack of broad parent involvement. Those parents that are involved do a great job but the school would benefit from a broader base of parent involvement. More involvement from parents would also improve some of the minor safety and discipline issues at the school.

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