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Avg. test scores 65%
High school dipl. 11%
Bachelors degree 37%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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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Compare Chester, SC Schools

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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%

      Chester, SC School Districts

      • Chester County School District

      There are a total of 6 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Chester. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Chester, SC schools is 35%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Chester, SC, an average of 76.9% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 73.9% have completed high school.

      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.
      Algona, IA5,49683%68%
      Groveport, OH5,50055%12%
      Woodside, CA5,49665%33%
      Waterville, OH5,49690%82%
      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.