Chester school information

IndexChesterVirginiaNational
Average Test Scores79%78%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:113:116:1
Total public schools91,59679,221
Total private schoolsn/a55324,874
Total post-secondary schools11997,963
The Chester, VA educational system consists of 9 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Chester public schools have average test scores of 79% which is 2% higher than than the Virginia average and 61% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Chester public schools is 15:1, compared to 13:1 in Virginia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.3% have completed high school, 26.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Chester are 61% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 9 public schools in Chester.
  • 86.1% of people in Chester have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.3% of people in Chester have completed high school.
  • 26.7% of people in Chester have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Chester

IndexChesterVirginiaNational
Completed 8th grade86.1%85.9%84.3%
Completed high school85.3%84.7%83.0%
Completed some college61.5%64.1%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.2%44.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.7%36.9%30.3%
Completed masters10.8%15.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.2%4.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.7%1.3%

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

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Bon Air, VA16,95784%70%
Chester, VA22,56479%61%

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Chester, VA22,56479%61%
Source: The Chester, VA 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.