A major renovation and modernization at Shasta Elementary School in the Chico Unified School District was completed in August of this year and the official project photos are in!


After two years of work, the celebration at the ribbon cutting at what feels and looks like a brand-new school was enjoyed by all. More than 30 new, permanent classrooms were added including five new Kindergarten Classrooms with adjacent student and staff restrooms. The Kindergarten area also has a new, enclosed playground! Further improvements include a new science lab, a new administration building, interactive teaching stations, a new bus drop and a new building entry at the front of the school. New spaces were also created for the campus nurse, conference rooms, and a staff work room. Originally built in 1964, the cost of the project was $14.3 million dollars and is approximately 26,000 square feet in size.

Congratulations to the entire team who worked on this project! It is also CHPS Designed which means it is designed according to the Collaborative for High Performance Schools, which is the United States’ first green building rating program especially designed for K-12 environments. A high performance school like Shasta is energy and resource efficient, as well as healthy, comfortable, well lit, and contains all the amenities for a high quality education.