Chester school information

IndexChesterIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores24%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:118:116:1
Total public schools23,93879,221
Total private schools21,43824,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a3067,963
The Chester, IL educational system consists of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Chester public schools have average test scores of 24% which is 23% lower than than the Illinois average and 51% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chester public schools is 14:1, compared to 18:1 in Illinois and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 60.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 57.2% have completed high school, 7.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.5% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Chester are 51% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 2 public schools in Chester.
  • 60.9% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 57.2% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 7.8% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade60.9%86.2%84.3%
Completed high school57.2%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college32.0%61.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree12.8%40.7%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.8%32.9%30.3%
Completed masters1.8%12.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%3.4%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.4%1.2%1.3%

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

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Ste. Genevieve, MO4,44767%35%
Perryville, MO8,37451%3%
Evansville, IL67942%15%
Steeleville, IL2,32731%37%
Prairie du Rocher, IL62222%55%
Chester, IL8,59924%51%

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Florence, OR8,59742%14%
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Chester, IL8,59924%51%
Source: The Chester, IL 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.