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  • Chester Elementary School
  • 650 Opdyke St, Chester
  • Chester CUSD 139
  • Grades: PK - 8 · Students: 629
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
  • Chester High School
  • 1901 Swanwick St, Chester
  • Chester CUSD 139
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 333
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1

Chester school information

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.

Education level achieved in Chester

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%

Chester, IL School Districts

Chester Community Unit School District 139

There are a total of 2 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Chester. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chester, IL schools is 24%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Chester, IL, an average of 60.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 57.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Chester schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Chester, IL schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
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%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Florence, OR8,59742%14%
Four Corners, MD8,59666%35%
Orange Park, FL8,60343%12%
Willowbrook, IL8,60340%20%
Virginia, MN8,59445%8%
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.
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