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C+
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 is a public school district located in Chester, IL. It has 986 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 39% in reading.
About Chester Community Unit School District No. 139...
Address
1940 Swanwick St
Chester, IL 62233
Telephone
(618) 826-4509
Website

Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Chester Community Unit School District No. 139

Middle Schools in Chester Community Unit School District No. 139

High Schools in Chester Community Unit School District No. 139

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
39%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1170
12 responses
Average ACT
25
38 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
986
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,103
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$9,925,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,949/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 Reviews

3 reviews
The school is old and run down. You can see the cockroaches running around in the hallways. They had to shut down a few people's lockers because they had become infested with the bugs. The food tastes terrible, the teachers are underpaid. They get a new science teacher almost every year. The only amazing thing about this school is the band. The band is amazing and it has nothing to do with funding because the band does not get any.
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CHS is a great school in a small town community. With little incoming resources, they do a really good job prepping students for secondary schooling or entering their desired workforce.
It is a small community which i personally like. Everybody knows everybody which is really nice. The students and staff members at the high school and the grade school are lovely people.