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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $36,700. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $890.

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Posted December 13, 2012

I am disgusted with this school. My daughter was attacked and no one bothered to call me and let me know whats going on ! I will be meeting with the school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2010

My Boys are doing very well with the help of this school,hope the school can get more funds to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2010

Our son loves this school (West Campus). He started Kindergarten as one of the youngest in his class and we weren't sure he was ready. Halfway through the year, he is sounding out words, writing his own name and seems to have grown up more than we ever could have imagined. The staff (including the principal) all know him by name and have helped to make him feel welcome from the very first day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

iI think that CCCs is no different then any other school in Chester. They dont offer anything special for the kids to look forward to.They have one school trip a year, they dont teach any languages, and the school pictures are the worse. They dont even take class pictures.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

Many behavior problems is an understatement. The children fight and bully each other, and teachers spend most of the day calling parents and sending students out of the room and hardly any time teaching. My daughter said she doesn't learn very much during the day except how to sit with her head down until problems are resolved. CCCS should be for students that want to get an education, like my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

CCCS may not offer music and art but as I've said before the move to Chester from NC was very different. It has been my choice with my oldest daughter who is now in 2nd grade. And I now have another daughter who is in kindergarten(CCCS make room for my other 2 girls). Looking at some of the test scores the public schools were not the best. Both girls are doing great and have such a love of math and reading.Hope by the time they are ready for high school that CCCS has one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

This is my child's 3rd year at this school, and I have found that school isn't much different from the public schools. There are some teachers who do teach well, and fortunately my child has had good teachers at this school. However there are no music and arts classes for the children, even in the young grades. I do not think that is a good idea. Also, they don't have people monitoring the children very well while they are at recess. There is a big problem with bullying, and there doesn't seem to be too many people working to make a change to the problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2008

I think cccs is an wonderful alternative to public school. All I have is wonderful things to say about cccs. However I'm hoping the they can open up a High School Soon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

CCCS is a great school. Yes, they should have other activities for the children such as music etc. However, look at the other alternatives. My daughter is reading above her reading level. Not just because of CCCS but because she developed a love for reading and math. I also took an interest in her schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2007

Teachers teach to the state test and then most of them stop teaching. There is no music or art. If a teacher is out sick theres no sub covering for them, just an aide.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

I think building the cccs was one of the best things the state could do for chester residents. There academic learning system gives more structure then kids who attend chester upland school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2005

All of the teachers and administration in this school are outstanding. Everyone works as a team and these individuals outwardly care for the children in this community. I believe that this school is a wonderful alternative to the public education in Chester Upland School District. The classrooms are clean, the buildings are alive with learning, and it is a positive environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

My child attended this school for one year. The school uses direct instruction which just forces you child to sit at a desk and listen to the teacher read out of a book all day. There are also many behavior issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

338 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%

2009

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

338 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
50%

2009

 
 
51%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

291 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

290 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
60%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

277 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
63%

2009

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
52%

2009

 
 
40%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%

2009

 
 
72%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
58%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female45%
Male43%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learners40%

Reading

All Students33%
Female36%
Male29%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
English language learners0%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female40%
Male47%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities (IEP)22%
English language learners20%

Reading

All Students32%
Female33%
Male30%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
English language learners0%

Science

All Students46%
Female48%
Male45%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
English language learners33%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students39%
Female40%
Male39%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
English language learners46%

Reading

All Students30%
Female36%
Male26%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities (IEP)1%
English language learners18%

Writing

All Students25%
Female33%
Male17%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities (IEP)6%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students41%
Female45%
Male37%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students32%
Female37%
Male26%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities (IEP)2%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students52%
Female56%
Male47%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)20%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male39%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students37%
Female37%
Male36%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students45%
Female52%
Male36%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students13%
Female10%
Male16%
Black12%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students35%
Female46%
Male20%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multi-ethnicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


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, science 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.

The different student groups are identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 87% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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302 East 5th St
Chester, PA 19013
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