Chico Junior High School was constructed in 1953 and currently has an enrollment of approximately 825 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. There are 2 administrators and 37 teachers with a student to teacher ratio of 165:1. The district spends an average of $3,490 per student. Chico Junior has an active PTSA, School Site Council, and parent volunteer participation. We have a strong leadership that believes in our students. A general atmosphere of "we can" is prevalent.

Our curriculum is diverse, with literature and writing emphasized. We are also one of the leaders in California in developing the Industrial Technology program recommended for middle schools. We are a leader in technology in Northern California, with 4 full classroom labs, multiple mini labs throughout our campus and mobile laptop labs.  Our campus is networked with a fiber optic backbone and all computers have Internet connectivity.


Enrollment: Approximately 825
Constructed: 1953
School Colors: Blue and Gold
School Mascot: Cougar
 

CHICO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY

Contractor .........Ellis W. Barker Company

Architect ............. Lawrence G. Thomson, A.I.A.

Contract Signed ………………...………...........….....March 7, 1952
 
Building first occupied by students……..............November 16, 1953
 
Building accepted by Board of Education...........December 3, 1953
 
Cost of total construction ………….……..........….….$1,384,808.88
 
Cost per square foot for building only …………….........$12.96
 
Cost per square foot based on total construction ……...$13.42
 
Total number of square feet ……………………….......….103,216
 
Number of students enrolled …………………….…....……1,225

 

Mission Statement

Our school-wide mission is to provide our students with academic success via a 7-8 sequence of teaching, learning, assessment and support through quality educational programs that address diverse student needs and promote learning throughout life.
 

Asbestos Management Plan

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