Chester Elementary School

  • Chester Elementary School serves 206 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 75-79% (which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Connecticut state level of 13:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Chester Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Connecticut for:

School Overview

  • Chester Elementary School's student population of 206 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students206 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Chester Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Chester Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CT)
Overall School Rank#157 out of 968 schools
(Top 20%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)75-79%
57%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio9:113:1
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Asian
1%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
24%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
87%
55%
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Two or more races
5%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Chester Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CT.
Diversity Score0.240.63
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Eligible for Free Lunch
14%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Chester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Chester Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Connecticut by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCHESTER SCHOOL DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CT Dept. of Education

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