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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Chester Union Free School District is a public school district located in Chester, NY. It has 1,076 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 61% of students are at least proficient in math and 54% in reading.
About Chester Union Free School District...
Address
64 Hambletonian Ave
Chester, NY 10918
Telephone
(845) 469-2231

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Elementary Schools in Chester Union Free School District

High Schools in Chester Union Free School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1160
104 responses
Average ACT
25
12 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,076
Free or Reduced Lunch
41%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,748
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$21,010,000
Expenses Per Student
$21,515/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    2%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$101,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,435
National
$949
Median Home Value
$278,300
National
$184,700

Chester Union Free School District Reviews

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The athletics at Chester Academy as well as extracurricular activities are great, but the school seemed to be more focused on extracurriculars than it was on academics. Although Chester Academy’s academics aren’t poor, there could be more emphasis on improving it. The school is not very diverse, and often times people would come to school with offensive articles of clothing containing different symbols such as Swastika’s and Confederate flags; administration would do little or nothing to stop these actions. Lastly, the guidance department was not helpful with aiding in college applications, and often times students felt as though they were doing everything by themselves.
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I've gone to Chester since kindergarten, and am now a senior. Chester is a small school, and although students from Greenwood Lake schools come, there are barely 100 students in each graduating class. Some of the teachers are fantastic, but most teachers are horrible and unfair, and the administration is the most awful thing I've ever seen. The administration is absolutly awful at planning anything or helping students. I've even had administration workers try to purposely get me in trouble by forcing me to be late by not opening the front door, although I'd arrived before the bell rang. Lastly, he guidance counselor for the upperclassmen is terrible and not helpful in the slightest.
I worked in Chester Union School District as a substitute teacher. The students were always well behaved and in a small school they all showed respect for one another. The teachers were real nice and for the most the most part left great lesson plans. The administration and staff members were always helpful with everything. Chester is an amazing school all around. I had a great experience working here.