Chester Elementary School

650 Opdyke St
Chester, IL 62233
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Chester Elementary School serves 649 students in grades Prekindergarten-8.
Chester Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Illinois for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15% (which is lower than the Illinois state average of 32%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is higher than the Illinois state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the Illinois state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Illinois state average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

Chester Elementary School's student population of 649 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Total Students649 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Chester Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Chester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,672 schools in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Chester Elementary School is 0.24, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#2025 out of 3672 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
32%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
37%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
5%
Hispanic
8%
26%
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Black
1%
17%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Chester Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Illinois by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
87%
48%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.240.68
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
2%
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 Illinois by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChester CUSD 139 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Chester Elementary School is Chester High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Steeleville Elementary School (10.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chester Chester High School Math: 11-19% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 329 students
    0.8 miles
    1901 Swanwick St
    Chester, IL 62233
    (618) 826-2302
    0.8 9-12 329
  • Steeleville Steeleville Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-8 | 302 students
    10.9 miles
    609 S Sparta St
    Steeleville, IL 62288
    (618) 965-3469
    10.9 PK-8 302
  • Steeleville Steeleville High School Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 164 students
    10.9 miles
    701 S Sparta St
    Steeleville, IL 62288
    (618) 965-3432
    10.9 9-12 164
  • Perryville Early Child. Special Ed. Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 41 students
    13.1 miles
    326 College St
    Perryville, MO 63775
    (573) 547-7500
    13.1 PK 41
  • Perryville Perry Co. Middle School Math: 44% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-8 | 676 students
    13.1 miles
    326 College St
    Perryville, MO 63775
    (573) 547-7500
    13.1 5-8 676

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