Chester Elementary School



Chester Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Chester Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 45
K 57
1 72
2 62
3 74
4 84
5 69
6 55
7 67
8 65
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Chester Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Chester, IL in the Chester Community Unit School District 139. It enrolls 650 students in grades 1st through 12th. Chester Elementary School is the 308th largest public school in Illinois and the 10,145th largest nationally. It has 9.8 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 650
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 9.8:1
Full Time Teachers: 66
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 10,145th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 308th out of 2,576
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 254th out of 2,345
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 82nd out of 2,345

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Chester Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 326
(50%)
326
(50%)
 Male 324
(50%)
324
(50%)

Chester Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 588
(90%)
588
(90%)
 Hispanic 23
(4%)
23
(4%)
 Two or More 20
(3%)
20
(3%)
 Black 18
(3%)
18
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Chester Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 333
(51%)
333
(51%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 303
(47%)
303
(47%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 14
(2%)
14
(2%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,547 ranked schools in Illinois, Chester Elementary School is ranked 614th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Chester Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (48.8%) is slightly lower than the state average of 54.0%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Chester Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 680
2006 661
2007 632
2008 662
2009 650
2010 657
2011 625
2012 650

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.8
2006 16.9
2007 19.2
2008 15.8
2009 14.8
2010 15.3
2011 14.5
2012 9.8

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.43823529411765
2006 0.44024205748865
2007 0.51740506329114
2008 0.48187311178248
2009 0.52153846153846
2010 0.48249619482496
2011 0.4656
2012 0.48769230769231

Compare Chester Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
980.0% 9.8:1
 
1,306.6% 13.1:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 48.8%
 
State Average 54.0%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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