School Details

Cheston El School

723 Coal St, Easton, PA 18042
(610) 250-2542
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-4 & ungraded 588 students 11 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

88%
91%
80%
59%
78%
74%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Easton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

86%
94%
83%
60%
77%
72%
71%
87%
82%

Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA)

In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2012
  • Easton Area School District average
  • Pennsylvania state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Cheston El School is a public elementary school in Easton. The principal of Cheston El School is Mrs Tracy Piazza. 588 students attend Cheston El School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 72% of the 588 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Cheston El School is 11:1. Paxinosa El School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 34% 56%
Hispanic 31% 19%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 18%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 5%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My son is in 3rd grade and has been in Cheston since kindergarten. I was skeptical before he started kindergarten because I heard negative reviews. Cheston's teachers staff and principal (Ms. Piazza) are all amazing. They are caring yet tough. They challenge the children to do their best and reward them for their efforts. There are many family events held through out the school year. My youngest son will be starting kindergarten at Cheston in the fall. I am very excited he will get to experience everything his older brother has..

  • (1 year ago)

    has anyone looked at the most recent pssa scores. This is why our children are not prepared for the future. Especially black Hispanic and disadvantaged kids. This school is failing a large percentage of our population. How could you rate this school so high. The scores are atrocious.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best school in the region. Principal and the whole staff is very caring and humble. This school has the best music teacher in the world as known as Ms. Miller.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is the best school in the world. My kids always feel at home in Cheston. I really admire the holistic and human approach of principal and all the staff they all look like family members. They all are caring humble and very professional. I have always found them that they always go extra miles while solving my problem. I wish other principals of the area will get some inspiration from Mrs. Piaza. I have lot to say but due to lack of available space. I will just say special thanks to Mrs. Piaza and all her staff and Unit 20 staff there. May God bless you all.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school on a whole is substandard and poor. The Principal Tracy P. thinks that she is the parent and likes to control the children's lives. There are some really good teachers but they are operating with their hands tied by Ms. P and the rest of the administration. This school and Paxinosa are in the two poorest communities in the district. If you are looking to move here move to Palmer or Forks so that you can get the better education that they supply and endorse in those schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have three children in this school and they love it. The teachers and staff are great and very helpful when i ask them questions concering my children.

  • (5 years ago)

    They are the best. They helped my kids become above level students learn respect for other to car. Itr's hard to put it in words but I am very lucky to have had my kids go to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school the work with the parents and Mrs. P is awsome too bad the rest of the Easton school district was not this good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have had 3 children total in this school. Two still go there and one now in the middle school. Cheston is a wonderful and caring enviroment. My once shy daughter has excelled.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have had a older son go to cheston and a daughter there now and she is thriving and growing in all subjects she is loved and encouraged and has great grades the teachers are very dedicated and kind.

  • (11 years ago)

    i think this school is without a doubt a great school! the teachers are very nice and involved in the kids life!

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

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