Avg. test scores 62%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 66%
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Chester school information

Average Test Scores18%55%48%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools102,56379,221
Total private schools51,62624,874
Total post-secondary schools24067,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Chester are 62% 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

      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%

      Chester, PA School Districts

      • Chester-Upland School District

      There are a total of 10 public schools, 5 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools in Chester. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chester, PA schools is 18%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Chester, PA, an average of 73.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 72.2% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Penn Wynne, PA5,53587%80.8%
      Berwyn, PA3,22886%79.4%
      Bryn Mawr, PA3,54586%77.7%
      Ardmore, PA12,59285%76.6%
      Devon, PA1,88084%75.1%
      Chester, PA34,05618%62.1%

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      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Houma, LA34,05270%45.4%
      Kyle, TX34,08041%15.0%
      Pekin, IL34,00330%38.5%
      Bay City, MI34,11036%26.0%
      Hinesville, GA34,12737%23.4%
      Chester, PA34,05618%62.1%
      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.