|1936|| Constructed as a W.P.A. project. Citrus was dedicated in November 1936, consolidating the Chico Vecino/Nord Avenue School Districts under the name of Citrus Avenue School District.
||Multipurpose Room added. During the 1950's, the 11 rooms housed over 550 pupils, with some classes having over 50 students. Lessons were taught in the halls.|
||Addition of Kindergarten wing (2 classrooms) and the South Annex (library & 4 classrooms).|
||Citrus was recognized as one of California's top 24 achieving compensatory education schools.|
||Citrus boundaries were redrawn due to overcrowding and no growth space.|
||Citrus Elementary School 50th Anniversary celebration April 16th (1936-1986). Taped appearance of 50 students, faculty, and staff on ABC television program "Good Morning America." Past and present principals' pictures put on permanent display in main hall.|
||Major reconstruction completed on the main Citrus School building. Central heating and cooling systems installed. New lawn and landscaping.|
||A new kiln hood, a bike rack and 4 picnic tables were donated by the PTA. All new flooring laid in the main building.|
|| Citrus goes "on line"! Classrooms get cable! Three new portable classrooms installed to facilitate class size reduction (K-3). 60th birthday celebration activities include:
* Friendship Wall - designed by Nu Alpha Kappa and P.E.N. with hand prints of every student.
* Freedom Shrine Dedication in main hall - donated by Breakfast Exchange club
||Summer - Playground renovated and new equipment purchased by the PTA. Sharon Hands Memorial Baseball Diamond constructed. A 4th portable classroom added to campus.|
||Citrus Garden Project started with the help of parents, students, staff, Service Learning, Soroptomists and Habitat for Humanity.|
||Classroom TV's and VCR's were purchased for each classroom and wired for broadcasting our first "Citrus TV" program|
||PTA donated funds for our new basketball goals in the MPR and new benches near the south library annex. Citrus installed a 17-station multimedia computer lab in the library. A BIG thank you to parent Mark Lewkowicz for his time and expertise!|
||Updated computer hardware in computer lab. 5 trees planted in alongside basketball courts. Permanent "Outstanding Student" and Special Awards pictures installed next to office.|