Chester school information

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores64%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,60479,221
Total private schools282324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963
The Chester, NJ educational system consists of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Chester public schools have average test scores of 64% which is 48% higher than than the New Jersey average and 30% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chester public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 94.5% have completed high school, 54.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chester are 30% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Chester.
  • 94.5% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.5% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 54.2% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade94.5%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school94.5%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college75.0%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree58.4%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors54.2%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters22.9%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.5%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Martinsville, NJ11,91780%63%
Mountain Lakes, NJ4,28772%47%
Watchung, NJ5,94470%43%
Mendham, NJ5,01270%42%
New Providence, NJ12,43468%37%
Chester, NJ1,57764%30%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Rowley, MA1,57670%42%
Bagley, MN1,57846%8%
Shepherdstown, WV1,57843%14%
Leoti, KS1,57833%32%
Brocton, NY1,57830%40%
Chester, NJ1,57764%30%
Source: The Chester, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.