Chester Middle School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
1014 Mccandless Road
Chester, SC 29706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Chester Middle School serves 550 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Chester Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in South Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the South Carolina state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Chester Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Chester Middle School's student population of 550 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 6-8
Total Students550 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

Chester Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,142 schools in South Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Chester Middle School is 0.50, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (SC)
Overall Testing Rank
#1097 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
13%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
3%
9%
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Black
64%
34%
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White
30%
51%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.500.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameChester 01 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Chester Middle School is Chester County Career Center (2.7 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Academy For Teaching And Learning (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chester Park Elementary School For The Arts (0.9 miles away)
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Chester Middle School is a really good school. The teachers teach the students. The teachers at this school are kind, they teach us, students, new things every day. The principles, Teachers, Gym teachers,... they are all pushing us to do our best. They want the best for us. CMS needs the best support that it can get. Support, in other words, don't look at just the worst comments and videos on tv. Look at the good things about CMS. Don't Judge a book by its cover,... Even CMS. Bad things about CMS affect us. We know that you can post good things about CMS. We need all of the positive posts, comments, ratings,... that we can get. Always look at the good side and never the other side. :)
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This school is a great school. We have the best teachers and they make sure you understand what they're teaching before they movie on with the lessons. This school also has band and volion. Chester Middle School is the school for you or your children to go to. They have great things there and you'll love it!
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