Chester has a terrific faculty and a top notch principal. The academic programs are good and are supplemented by volunteers from the community coordinated by a very active PTA. Music art and sports activities are offered. There are also 'Smart' classes held twice a year where students can enhance their education in a variety of subjects for no charge. Parent involvement at this school is remarkable. The PTA is well-funded and very active. It is common to see several parents both mothers and fathers within the school on a daily basis doing volunteer work. Family-oriented events occur on a monthly basis. The entire community is supportive of the school and it is considered a gem.
Chester Elementary School is a public elementary school. 354 students attend Chester Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 23% of the 354 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Chester Elementary School is 16:1. South Pines Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.6%||1%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||23%||42%|
Teachers truly care about the students. Safe secure friendly environment. Staff is pretty strong in academics especially in reading. Parents are generally very supportive and involved. Could be more extracurricular activities.