Chester Area School District 39-1 School District

102 2nd Ave
Chester , SD 57016
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
8/
10
Top 30%
Grades: PK - 12
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 585 students in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in South Dakota.
Public Schools in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Chester Area School District 39-1 School District are Chester High School - 01, Chester Elementary -02 and Rustic Acres Elementary - 04. 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 3% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (SD)
# Schools
7 Schools
741 Schools
# Students
585 Students
144,643 Students
# Teachers
37 Teachers
10,654 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Chester Area School District 39-1 School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 149 school districts in South Dakota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 45-49% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (SD)
Overall District Rank
#31 out of 149 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Chester Area School District 39-1  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
46%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
45-49%
83%
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 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.07
0.50
# American Indian Students
1 Student
20,326 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
14%
# Asian Students
n/a
2,387 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# Hispanic Students
7 Students
9,887 Students
% Hispanic Students
1%
7%
# Black Students
2 Students
4,677 Students
% Black Students
n/a
3%
# White Students
565 Students
100,010 Students
% White Students
97%
69%
# Hawaiian Students
n/a
173 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
10 Students
7,183 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
36
3,172
# Students in K Grade:
34
11,783
# Students in 1st Grade:
25
10,721
# Students in 2nd Grade:
27
10,667
# Students in 3rd Grade:
21
10,612
# Students in 4th Grade:
27
10,684
# Students in 5th Grade:
30
10,903
# Students in 6th Grade:
25
11,119
# Students in 7th Grade:
44
11,310
# Students in 8th Grade:
26
11,439
# Students in 9th Grade:
99
12,252
# Students in 10th Grade:
76
10,953
# Students in 11th Grade:
55
9,909
# Students in 12th Grade:
60
9,119
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,834 in this school district is less than the state median of $15,442. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,858 is less than the state median of $15,576. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (SD)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$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 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,834
$15,442
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 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$8,858
$15,576
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 2018-19 school year data.

Best Chester Area School District 39-1 School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chester High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students
Rank: #22.
Chester Elementary -02
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 32 students
Rank: #44.
Chester Area Cyber School - 92
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #55.
Chester Middle School - 03
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 6-8
| 84 students
Rank: #66.
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: n/an/a
High Plains - 06
Alternative School
500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 7
  • Enrollment: 585 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 3%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 45-49% (Btm 50% in SD)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), SD Dept. of Education

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