Chester Senior High School

  • Chester Senior High School serves 835 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the SC average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Chester Senior High School operates within the Chester 01 School District.
  • Chester 01 School District's 69% graduation rate is higher than the SC state average of 66%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 835 students has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 835 students
Chester Senior High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Chester Senior High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
Chester Senior High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Chester Senior High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (SC) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Chester Senior High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
1%
Chester Senior High School Asian Students (2011-2013)
Hispanic
1%
8%
Chester Senior High School Black Students (2007-2015)
Black
54%
35%
Chester Senior High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
44%
52%
Chester Senior High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Chester Senior High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
Chester Senior High School Two Or More Races Students (2012-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Chester Senior High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown SC 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.
0.52 0.42
Chester Senior High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
61%
50%
Chester Senior High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2015)
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.
5%
6%
Chester Senior High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Chester 01 School District's student population of 5,323 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 69% has decreased from 95% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,217 in this district is less than the state average of $11,413. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $11,074 is higher than the state average of $10,999. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Chester 01 School District
Number of Schools
Managed
12
6
Number of Students Managed 5,323 3,454
Chester 01 School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 69% 66%
Chester 01 School District Graduation Rate (2001-2010)
District Total Revenue $61 MM $39 MM
Chester 01 School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $60 MM $38 MM
Chester 01 School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $11,217 $11,413
Chester 01 School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $11,074 $10,999
Chester 01 School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, SC Dept. of Education

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