Chester school information

IndexChesterSouth CarolinaNational
Average Test Scores35%46%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools693279,221
Total private schools136924,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a967,963
The Chester, SC educational system consists of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Chester public schools have average test scores of 35% which is 25% lower than than the South Carolina average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chester public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in South Carolina and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 76.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.9% have completed high school, 19.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Chester are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Chester.
  • 76.9% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.9% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 19.1% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterSouth CarolinaNational
Completed 8th grade76.9%83.0%84.3%
Completed high school73.9%81.6%83.0%
Completed some college40.9%56.6%59.4%
Completed associate degree24.2%35.6%38.5%
Completed bachelors19.1%26.5%30.3%
Completed masters8.8%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.5%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Richburg, SC58557%15%
Lockhart, SC57432%35%
Chester, SC5,49835%30%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waterville, OH5,49690%82%
Woodside, CA5,49665%33%
Algona, IA5,49683%68%
Groveport, OH5,50055%12%
Old Fig Garden, CA5,49519%61%
Chester, SC5,49835%30%
Source: The Chester, SC 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.