Chester High School

Serves grades 9 - 12

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
232 West 9th St
Chester, PA 19013
Phone
(610) 447-3700
District
CHESTER-UPLAND SD
County
DELAWARE COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
994
Classroom Teachers
58

* According to NeighborhoodScout’s research of school performance, Chester High School ranks as one of the bottom 100 worst public schools in America.

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Pennsylvania

1

(10 is best)

Better than 0.7% of PA schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

1

(10 is best)

Chester High School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 10

Discipline School State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 10 68
Proficiency in Reading 12 72
Proficiency in Math 7 64

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL 17.14
AVG FOR DISTRICT 14.21
AVG FOR STATE 14.41
AVG FOR NATION 16.03
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 9 312 31.4%
Grade 10 277 27.9%
Grade 11 213 21.4%
Grade 12 192 19.3%
Total 994 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 1.6% 1.6% 67.2%
Black 87.1% 89.9% 15.6%
Hispanic 11.2% 8.3% 12.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.0% 0.1% 4.3%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.1% 0.1% 0.3%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 98.4% 99.1% 50.6%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 98.4% 99.1% 47.8%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0% 0.0% 2.8%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 41,365 12,807,060
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 5,130.7 285
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 7.1% 5.5%
5-19 YEARS OLD 22.4% 18.1%
20-44 YEARS OLD 35.4% 31.3%
45-64 YEARS OLD 22.8% 27.6%
65 OR OLDER 12.3% 17.4%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 14,486 5,025,132
Single Parent Households With Children 26.7% 9.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 82.2% 90.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 11.4% 30.8%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 2.3% 11.9%
$100,000 - $149,999 5.7% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 7.4% 12.9%
$50,000 - $74,999 15.2% 17.9%
$30,000 - $49,999 22.8% 17.4%
$15,000 - $29,999 22.3% 14.4%
$15,000 or less 24.3% 10.8%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $9,699 $31,424,760 25.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $1,263 $4,092,120 3.3%
Staff $1,015 $3,288,600 2.6%
General Administration $670 $2,170,800 1.7%
School Administration $666 $2,157,840 1.7%
Operation $1,521 $4,928,040 3.9%
Transportation $1,051 $3,405,240 2.7%
Other $443 $1,435,320 1.1%
Total Support $6,630 $21,481,200 17.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $22,276 $72,174,240 57.7%
Total Expenditures $38,605 $125,080,200 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $8,896 $15,296,383,825 47.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $754 $1,296,381,368 4.1%
Staff $485 $834,788,761 2.6%
General Administration $407 $700,593,099 2.2%
School Administration $679 $1,166,961,546 3.7%
Operation $1,379 $2,370,760,450 7.4%
Transportation $658 $1,131,007,639 3.5%
Other $502 $863,081,015 2.7%
Total Support $4,864 $8,363,493,792 26.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $4,815 $8,279,612,322 25.9%
Total Expenditures $18,575 $31,939,427,199 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%