Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry

835 Lancaster Highway
Chester, SC 29706
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry serves 513 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 28% (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 17% (which is lower than the South Carolina state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry 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 81% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the South Carolina state average of 49% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry places among the top 20% of public schools in South Carolina for:

School Overview

Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry's student population of 513 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 36 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students513 students
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Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
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School Comparison

Chester Park School Elementary Of Inquiry 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 Park School Elementary Of Inquiry is 0.37, 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
#1009 out of 1142 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
77%
34%
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White
19%
51%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.370.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
62%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (15-16)
4%
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 Park School Elementary Of Inquiry is Chester County Career Center (2.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chester Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Chester Park Elementary School For The Arts (0.0 miles away)
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