Chester High School

232 West 9th St

Chester, PA 19013-4288

Grades: 9-12

960 students

Chester High School serves 960 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 30%.
Chester High School operates within the Chester-upland School District.
The school district's 74% graduation rate is lower than the PA state average of 88%.

Overview

The student population of 960 students has declined by 46% over five years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 52% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 960 students
Chester High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 53% Male / 47%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Chester High School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Chester High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.20 is less than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 15:1
Chester High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
11%
9%
Chester High School Black Students (1988-2013)
Black
89%
16%
Chester High School Black Students (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Chester High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.20 0.24
Chester High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
62%
36%
Chester High School Eligible for Free Lunch (2000-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
1%
5%
Chester High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 5,585 students has grown by 33% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 74% has decreased from 93% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $22,918 is higher than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 35% over four years.
The district spending/student of $23,000 is higher than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 26% over four years.
School District Name Chester-upland School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
3
Number of Students Managed 5,585 1,528
Chester-upland   School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 74% 88%
Chester-upland   School District Graduation Rate (1992-2009)
District Total Revenue $107 MM $21 MM
Chester-upland   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $108 MM $20 MM
Chester-upland   School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $22,918 $12,476
Chester-upland   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $23,000 $11,944
Chester-upland   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Chester High School - Crozier Allied Health Campus (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Showalter Intermediate (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chester Community Charter School (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ChesterChester Community Charter School
    Charter School
    302 East 5th St
    ChesterPA 19013
    (610)447-0400
    Charter School

    0.3 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 3033 students                      
  • ChesterColumbus Elementary School
    320 West 10th St
    ChesterPA 19013
    (610)447-3801
    0.5 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 336 students                      
  • ChesterWidener Partnership Charter School
    Charter School
    1450 Edgemont Ave
    ChesterPA 19013
    (610)872-1358
    Charter School

    0.6 mi | Gr. KG-7 | 373 students                      
  • ChesterShowalter Intermediate
    1100 West 10th St
    ChesterPA 19013
    (610)447-3650
    0.6 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 348 students                      
  • ChesterChester Upland School Of Arts
    501 West 9th St
    ChesterPA 19013
    (610)447-3777
    0.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 293 students                      

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