Chesterton Elementary School

  • Chesterton Elementary School serves 482 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is higher than the California state average of 37%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Chesterton Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the California state level of 24:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Chesterton Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

  • Category Attribute
  • Overall Rank Highest overall rank (Top 10%)
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 10%)
  • Reading Language/Arts Proficiency Highest reading language/arts proficiency (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Most diverse schools (Top 1%)

School Overview

  • Chesterton Elementary School's student population of 482 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students482 students
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Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Chesterton Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% of all 9,595 schools in California (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Chesterton Elementary School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Chesterton Elementary School and percentage of American Indian students in California by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Asian
25%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of Asian students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
27%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
7%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of Black students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
30%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of White students in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hawaiian
1%
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian Students in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of Hawaiian Students in California by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Two or more races
10%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Chesterton Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.770.41
This chart display the diversity score of Chesterton Elementary School and the average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
32%
50%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
20%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Chesterton Elementary School and the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSan Diego Unified School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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