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Chester, NY
Students enrolled: 476

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2 Herbert Drive
Chester, NY 10918

(845) 469-2178
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June 24, 2011
CES is special because it is small. It seems so obvious that a small school with a small community and small class size produces happy, healthy and well-educated children. Why schools keep getting bigger when smaller always proves better is so confusing to me. I would love CES to have the money and programs other schools have, but I can be buzzed into my daughter's school and know everyone involved in my daughter's education by name. I can help as much as is needed in the classroom, be an important part of committees that serve the school and children, and greet the principal in the hallway by first name because that's how "present" and available she is to faculty, family, and students alike.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2011
This school is amazing as is the staff. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff is and so willing to work with parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2009
Chester Elementary is a brilliant school...They have the best teachers and monitors. My two kids attended the school and loved it and now my daughter absolutely adores her teachers and her friends.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Chester Elementary is a wonderful school because my child loves it. It is a family oriented community. Chester is an expensive place to live but the school is actually what keeps me here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
I love the attention the children have and the great teachers that help the children succeed. My granddaughter has only improved with her education.

- submitted by a community member
January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2007
Chester Elementary is a very good school with great teachers. We are now a NYS award winning school and very proud!!!

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June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 24, 2005
Chester elementary is a very good elementary school. They have a very good sports programs and many extracurricular activities. The parents are very involve in the children school activities. The school is very good in arts and math. The school is very safe and the discipline is very good. The teachers are very nice.

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April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
This school is definitely a work in progress. The class sizes are small and I believe it is the principals intent to keep them small. I would expect better academic scores since the class sizes are small but something is missing and the scores continue to be below state average. The principal is the force behind trying to make this a great school. She is very motivated and dedicated. There are many school activities such as a newspaper club, Girl Scouts, Band etc. If willing to take a risk and wait and see I think this school has the potential to produce academic students.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
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Chester Elementary School
2 Herbert Drive, Chester, NY  10918
(845) 469-2178
Last modified Chester Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Chester Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top