District Information

Welcome to the official school website for Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 located in Chester, Illinois. 

On August 4, 1953, Community Unit District No. 139 was formed as a result of a positive approval by the electorate. This vote incorporated an area approximately 121 square miles, into a school district of which the people in this area may well be proud. On February 7, 1954, the new "Chester Community Grade School" was dedicated and a new era of public education was born in the Chester School District.

On October 10, 1955, a committee from the Chester Parent Teacher Association met with the Board of Education to review the overall building plan which had been submitted by the superintendent in regard to an addition to the Chester High School and to the new Community Grade School.

On February 20, 1958 the architectural firm of Bartels and Associates was requested to work with the superintendent and submit prints of building needs of the Chester School District. On the fourteenth day of May 1960, the voters of Chester Community Unit District No. 139 approved a proposition to bond the district for $800,000 for the purpose of building additions to the Chester High School and Chester Community Grade School. 

At this website, you will be able to find information on school board meeting agendas, the district budget, and other postings that are required by law. If you have any questions about Chester Community Unit School District No. 139, you may phone (618) 826-4509.

The mission of Chester Community Unit School District No. 139 is to provide an education for all students in a safe environment that provides the academic, social and critical thinking skills necessary to become responsible and contributing members of our changing society.

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