Chester school information

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores90%74%68%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,60479,235
Total private schools282324,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,965

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  • The average school test scores in Chester are 32% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Chester.
  • 92.8% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 92.2% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 54.2% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Chester

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  • Black River MiddleRt 513Grades: 06 - 08Students: 519 · Ratio: 17:193
  • Bragg250 Route 24Grades: 03 - 05Students: 455 · Ratio: 16:187
  • Dickerson250 Route 24Grades: KG - 02Students: 371 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • West Morris Central High259 Bartley RoadGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,417 · Ratio: 15:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade92.8%87.2%83.8%
Completed high school92.2%85.9%82.4%
Completed some college72.2%59.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree57.6%42.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors54.2%36.4%29.3%
Completed masters22.5%13.8%11.0%
Completed professional degree5.3%3.9%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.1%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Chester (high school & post-secondary)

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mountain Lakes, NJ4,23594%38%
Mendham, NJ5,00893%37%
Watchung, NJ5,85593%36%
New Providence, NJ12,31492%34%
Morris Plains, NJ5,63590%31%
Chester, NJ1,55790%32%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Cherokee, OK1,55783%22%
Tripoli, IA1,55773%7%
West Salem, OH1,55786%26%
Independence, WI1,55769%2%
Leadwood, MO1,55765%4%
Chester, NJ1,55790%32%
Source: The Chester, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.