at 232 W 9th St, Chester, 19013 United States
Chester High School is an urban, public high school located in Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States with a ZIP code of 19013-4288. Chester, which offers grades 7 through 12, is a part of the Chester-Upland School District. The school serves the City of Chester, Chester Township, and Upland. In 2009-10, the school had 1,302 pupils, with 779 pupils qualifying for a federal free or reduced-price lunch. The school employed 78 teachers yielding a Student/Teacher Ratio of 16.69. In 2011, 26 of the teachers were designated Non‐Highly Qualified Teachers under No Child Left Behind. Qualifying students may choose to attend one of the district's two magnet high schools Smedley Allied Health Campus or Science and Discovery Campus.Graduation rateIn 2011, the graduation rate declined to 50%. In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Education issued a new, 4-year cohort graduation rate.According to traditional graduation rate calculations:2010 - 68% 2009 - 63% 2008 - 74% 2007 - 74% In 2007, Johns Hopkins University reported that Chester High School was among 47 Pennsylvania high schools and nationwide nearly 2,000 that have exceptionally high drop out rates. Nearly 8 percent of Pennsylvania's high schools had high dropout rates, with 60 percent or less of their incoming freshmen making it to graduation.
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