Chester school information

IndexChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Average Test Scores15%53%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools102,56379,221
Total private schools51,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools24067,963
The Chester, PA educational system consists of 10 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Chester public schools have average test scores of 15% which is 71% lower than than the Pennsylvania average and 69% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chester public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Pennsylvania and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 73.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 72.2% have completed high school, 10.3% 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 69% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 10 public schools in Chester.
  • 73.4% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 72.2% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 10.3% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterPennsylvaniaNational
Completed 8th grade73.4%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school72.2%85.6%83.0%
Completed some college34.3%53.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree15.5%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors10.3%29.3%30.3%
Completed masters2.8%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%3.3%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.4%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ardmore, PA12,59286%75%
Bryn Mawr, PA3,54585%73%
Penn Wynne, PA5,53584%70%
Berwyn, PA3,22883%68%
Devon, PA1,88082%67%
Chester, PA34,05615%69%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Houma, LA34,05263%28%
Kyle, TX34,08067%36%
Redan, GA34,10019%62%
Dana Point, CA34,00944%10%
San Dimas, CA34,10952%5%
Chester, PA34,05615%69%
Source: The Chester, PA 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.