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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Chester County School District is a public school district located in Chester, SC. It has 5,202 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 34% in reading.
About Chester County School District...
Address
509 District Office Drive
Chester, SC 29706
Telephone
(803) 385-6122
Website

Chester County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
34%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1050
84 responses
Average ACT
22
130 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,202
Free or Reduced Lunch
72.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,306
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$57,875,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,074/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    54%
  • Support Services
    41%
  • Other
    5%

Chester County School District Reviews

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Living and going to school is okay but there is a lot of room for improvement. It is easy to tell in this school system that a lot of people are pretending to care. Whether it be about the students or the facilities it is very obvious that people do not care as much as they should. We are a small county so there will always be certain problems but some of the problems that arise here are ridiculus. For example, if there are so few students in hte county then why are their voices and concerns not being heard.
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There are three high schools when there should only be one. With three schools instead of one, there are not enough teacher options for students, there are not enough clubs, some schools don't have certain sports or classes (for example, my school cancelled our Spanish 4 class because not enough students were signed up to take it), and there is not enough money coming in because it's being divided by three schools instead of one.
Chester County has been a great place to grow up in. I am thankful for Dr. Graham, as he is very passionate about Chester & the children that attend CHS. However, there is so much room for improvement, in my opinion. There are wonderful teachers, & then there are teachers that, quite literally, make students want to drop out. Chester High School lacks passion; passion for learning, passion for improvement, & passion for the future. This lack of passion is consistent within the faculty, as well as with the majority of students, & I feel that this apathetic attitude is holding us back. However, I do believe that Dr. Graham & Dr. Bain are both passionate about improving education in Chester, & I have already seen some changes within the past two years.