Chester Elementary School



Chester Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Chester Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 45
K 57
1 57
2 69
3 55
4 70
5 56
6 73
7 75
8 66
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 623 students in grades 1st through 12th. Chester Elementary School is the 344th largest public school in Illinois and the 12,171st largest nationally. It has 15.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 623
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 15.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 41
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 12,171st out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Illinois: 344th out of 2,428
Student/Teacher Rank in Illinois: 1,017th out of 2,415
Full Time Teacher Rank in Illinois: 275th out of 2,415

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Chester Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 321
(52%)
321
(52%)
 Female 302
(48%)
302
(48%)

Chester Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 553
(89%)
553
(89%)
 Hispanic 35
(6%)
35
(6%)
 Two or More 20
(3%)
20
(3%)
 Black 11
(2%)
11
(2%)
 Asian 3
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Chester Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 286
(46%)
286
(46%)
 Not Eligible 243
(39%)
243
(39%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 94
(15%)
94
(15%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 2,421 ranked schools in Illinois, Chester Elementary School is ranked 421st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Chester Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (61.0%) is slightly higher than the state average of 52.9%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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
2013 649
2014 629
2015 623

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
2013 16.7
2014 14.5
2015 15.2

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
2013 0.54083204930663
2014 0.62957074721781
2015 0.6099518459069

Compare Chester Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,493.2% 14.9:1
 
1,520.0% 15.2:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 52.9%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
This School 61.0%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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