Chester Area School District 39-1 School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 602 students in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 10% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 66% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District are Chester Middle School - 03, Chester Elementary -02 and Chester High School - 01. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Chester Area School District 39-1 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Overview

School District NameChester Area School District 39-1 School District
School District Websitehttp://www.chester.k12.sd.us
School District Phone Number(605) 489-2411
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (SD)
# of Schools7 Schools722 Schools
# of Students602 Students145,046 Students
# of Teachers36 Teachers9,792 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:114:1

District Rank

Chester Area School District 39-1 School District, which is ranked within the top 10% of all 149 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 30-34% has decreased from 55-59% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#22 out of 149 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
57%
54%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
30-34%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and public school graduation rate of SD by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.040.48
# of American Indian Students6 Students22,960 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
16%
# of Asian Students1 Student2,450 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students3 Students8,185 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
5%
# of Black Students1 Student4,411 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# of White Students589 Students101,428 Students
% White Students
98%
70%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a153 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students2 Students5,459 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:363,388
# of Students in Kindergarten:3212,298
# of Students in 1st Grade:3111,015
# of Students in 2nd Grade:2711,028
# of Students in 3rd Grade:2211,166
# of Students in 4th Grade:4011,439
# of Students in 5th Grade:2711,400
# of Students in 6th Grade:2711,161
# of Students in 7th Grade:3511,123
# of Students in 8th Grade:2710,704
# of Students in 9th Grade:11011,498
# of Students in 10th Grade:7210,332
# of Students in 11th Grade:619,397
# of Students in 12th Grade:559,097
# of Ungraded Students: - -

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,467 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,448. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,621 is less than the state median of $14,457. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (SD)
Total Revenue$6 MM$5 MM
This chart display total revenue of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$5 MM$5 MM
This chart display total spending of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,467$14,448
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$8,621$14,457
This chart display average spending per public school student in Chester Area School District 39-1  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in SD by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Chester Area School District 39-1 School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Chester Middle School - 03 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    102 2nd Ave
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: 6-8 | 85 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Chester Elementary -02 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    102 2nd Ave
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: PK-5 | 182 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Chester High School - 01 Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    102 2nd Ave
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: 9-12 | 103 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Rustic Acres Elementary - 04 Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    24243 456th Ave
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: K-8 | 21 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Chester Area Cyber School - 92 Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 5th St
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: 9-12 | 130 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Graceville Colony - 07 Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    23843 - 446a Ave
    Winfred, SD 57076
    (605) 256-2267

    Grades: K-8 | 16 students
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    High Plains - 06 Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    500 5th St
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
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