Avg. test scores 53%
High school dipl. 14%
Bachelors degree 79%
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Chester school information

IndexChesterNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores74%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools41,60479,221
Total private schools282324,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1577,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Chester are 53% 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%

      Chester, NJ School Districts

      • Chester Township School District
      • West Morris Regional School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Chester. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chester, NJ schools is 74%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Chester, NJ, an average of 94.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 94.5% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Mountain Lakes, NJ4,28783%72.2%
      New Providence, NJ12,43480%66.0%
      Annandale, NJ1,47879%63.1%
      Mendham, NJ5,01279%63.1%
      Martinsville, NJ11,91775%56.4%
      Chester, NJ1,57774%53.1%

      Cities with similar population

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Bagley, MN1,57848%1.3%
      Brocton, NY1,57833%30.9%
      Rowley, MA1,57651%4.9%
      Leoti, KS1,57831%36.1%
      Osburn, ID1,57950%2.9%
      Chester, NJ1,57774%53.1%
      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.