School Details

Shasta Elementary School

169 Leora Court, Chico, CA 95926
(530) 891-3141
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 628 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
50%
56%
75%
62%
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

43%
44%
46%
73%
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

64%
63%
65%
77%
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

64%
58%
60%
80%
59%
65%
65%
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

77%
66%
60%
73%
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

Shasta Elementary School is a public elementary school in Chico. The principal of Shasta Elementary School is Larry Spini, who can be contacted at lspini@chicousd.org. 628 children attend Shasta Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Hispanic. 7% of the Shasta Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 29% of the 628 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Shasta Elementary School is 21:1. Pleasant Valley Baptist School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 80% 66%
Asian 4% 6%
Hispanic 13% 19%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 4%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.5%
Unspecified 0.6% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 13177%
Filipino 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 29% 40%
Limited English proficiency 7% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My grandkids go to Shasta and they both LOVE IT!!! Shasta is notorious in Chico as not just one of the best but "the best" school in our area.

  • (3 years ago)

    Shasta Elementary provides the type of educational enironment that parents hope and wish for their children. Not only are there teachers who are excellent and focused on the needs of every child there are a multitude of programs and fun activities that engage the student and famillies making the school feel like a community working together. The academics are excellent and I'm thankful for the teachers who set the bar high and help our students to learn to love learning. The principals is beyond excellent. I spent ten years at this school with a son and daughter and can't say enough good.

  • (3 years ago)

    We were a new family at Shasta this year and our boys thrived there. We welcomed from the very first day. Mr. Spini the principal greeted us on the first day and walked us to both classrooms. The teachers communicated with us often cared for our children and challenged them. Our older child had a teacher who was passionate about Science and that got him excited. Our youngest loved going to school everyday and blossomed as a reader. They really encourage the students to become good citizens developing character as well as scholastics. Thanks Shasta!

  • (3 years ago)

    Boy are we ready to be done with Shasta and the over-the-top nature of teaching to the test and focus on fundraising. All the teachers except one were excellent but the homework load is too much for elementary level. The final straw every year is the Parents and Grandparents Day. The parent involvement level actually detracts from the quality of education as the "helicopter" parents are there for their own child.

  • (4 years ago)

    The staff in the office have always been pleasant They are prompt with returning phone calls and tending to parent and student matters. This year my son is in 6th grade. My sons home work load is rediculous. I understand its important to be prepared for Jr. High. I have three older children that never had this much homework. . when they were in Jr. High. This is why I give Shasta three stars. We cant wait to be out of Shasta.

  • (5 years ago)

    Shasta school has many dedicated teachers and I apprecaite the education that they gave to our daughters.

  • (5 years ago)

    The parental involvement really adds to the overall academic achievement of the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love this school!!! My kids love this school. Their actually happy to get up and go to school. Well most of the time. ha ha.

  • (9 years ago)

    my daughter goes to shasta elementary in chico and i feel the staff and teachers have been wonderful and gratifying. they still have that caring about there children and a warm morning hello when they start there day. i recommend this school to someone who wants there kids to go to a great school

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a Great school. My children love it. Parent involvment is huge at this school. I believe this is the best elementary school in Chico.

  • (10 years ago)

    I love shasta. My son started in 4th grade and I cant help but wonder how much more he would of learned and grown as a person if he began in K.Shasta school is always friendly working for the kids and they serve great hot lunch. Shastas location is in the country surrounded by almond orchards and strawberry fields. Check it out!

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(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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