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Chester High School - Main Campus

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Posted March 4, 2014

Chester upland school district is horrible.. they care about money more than students, no learning really occurs in the school if at all possible stay away from this school ... and what they post on website is not true most of it is to make them look good...


Posted December 13, 2012

TERRIBLE enough said. My friends daughter was attacked by a group of girls because she didnt want to give them answers to a homework assignment. She recieved 4 snitches on her chin and had bald spots in her hair. This was so sad to hear that now she is scared of school and is now doing HS online. She will never experience highschool enivorment. I how the school changes but I doubt it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

I attended Chester High from 1982-'85 and the teachers cared as well as the parents. I had a wonderful experience and still believe that an education is available if you apply yourself and take advantage of available resources. However, with stronger community involvement and a creative student body banning together to support academics,athletics and the arts, theres no obstacles that the students of chester can't overcome to achieve success. Kecia Hodge( formerly Kecia Adams)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2009

School is very unorganized. There are too many kids and to much security. What kind of learning environment is this. When you try to call the school the line is either busy or no one returns your phone call.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

if your child is a great ball player send him to CHS. If you want him to get an education - send him to Strath Haven. If these parents came out for the PTA like they do for a basketball game- my child's school wouldn't be on the news every few months for some negativity
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I am a student at this school and I absolutely hate how the school is run. Once I saw a cockroach in my food!UGH!!!DISGUSTING!!Our school has lots of graffiti on it. I can't beleive some of the words they put on the walls in the bathrooms!! My school teachers don't really make an effort anymore.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2006

I am alumni of chester high school. Chester High adequately prepared me for college where i excelled. The problem with Chester High School right now is that there are too many children enrolled. This is one high school in a city with over 10 middle schools. When you crowd or overcrowd in this case, too many people in one area then conflict will arise.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 27, 2006

First of all, to all the parents who say that Chester High is a bad school are completely wrong, true there are some problems but not everything about it is horrible. As a former student in Chester High I know that there are many students willing to learn and many teachers willing to teach. Teachers are teachers and students are students, their relationship goes no further than what is expected. Besides the school I am attending now doesn't even teach half of the things that the High does, and I go to a school in Deleware. There is nothing different or better about this school than the High.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2005

Chester high is a bad school. The curriculum is a joke. Teachers are more friends with students than teachers. The children are unmanagable and disrespectful. Security is a problem. over all review dont send your kids to this school if you dont have to. On a scale of a to f chester high school would get a f+ for me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2005

First of all being a gradute of the school and having family memebers in attendance as well as gradutes of the school i have all rights to post my true opinions of the school. Chester high was and still is an outstanding school, but we've gotten caught up in what a school is designed to do and one of the major issues is what the school or any school is not designed to do and that is discipline! Some of our youth are way out of control due to lack of parenting at home, which scares off any teachers, administrators, etc which still have the love of teaching and supporting your kids. The bottom line is fix our kids disciplinary issues and the school will grow! Parents must periodically check up on their kids status in the school and the police force as well as the principle must lead the way!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 5, 2005

Terrible school. No control over any of the students and very minimal resources.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2005

Chester High School is not meant for people who did not grow up in Chester. Chester natives seem to have their own state of mind. A ' survival of the fit' type of demeanor, yet petty enough to think that EVERYONE is worried about them. If you believe your child is tough enough to become a full blown adult within 9 months of a school year, then yeah, CHS is the school for your family to choose. *No principal leadership. *Low teacher quality. *almost nonexistent extra curricular activities. *HA HA to parent involvement (oh, unless you count parents involved in fights). *There's absolutely too much security (makes the kids feel like they're already in a jail). *overall quality of the school? I still say judge by experience!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2004

It is true, one apple spoils a bunch. This school has potential. However, there are students, teachers, and administrators who do not look out for the best interest of those children who want to learn and be successful. My neice attends CHS and is not being challenged academically. It is a sham that there are not enough books, the circriculum does not meet the students needs and there are a hand full of teachers who the students can't understand.Is this an institute of learning? It is hard to beleive. The community has to get involved and take a stand. Parents need to get involve. Most of all, if they don't who will. It use to be the school where children would come and feel secure, who is it now? The street?
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is like a warzone. i pulled my child out of this school. there were mornings where he would cry to me about not wanting to go. it's a shame that a student cannot go to school and learn due to having to worry about being bullied on a daily basis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2003

Chester High School is not preparing young, African-American students for a technologically advanced future. The school district needs to find alternative ways to address this and other problems plaguing this school.


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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.

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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 60% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Reading was 68% in 2012.

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The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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The state average for Writing was 83% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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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

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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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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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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 88% 15%
Hispanic 10% 9%
White 1% 71%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 West 9th St
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