Office of the Superintendent

A Letter From the Superintendent:

Welcome to the website of the Chester School District and Chester Academy!

We are a district focused on teaching and learning for staff and students alike. You are invited to browse the many district, school and informational links contained on this website, each of which will provide important information about our district.

Chester Academy has a long-standing reputation for educational excellence. Our faculty and staff members are committed to providing an exceptional learning environment for our students. Professional development is an ongoing endeavor with ongoing work taking place in content area instructional strategies, and school safety. In addition, there are a number of curriculum development projects underway in the areas of Mathematics and World Languages.

Darrell Lockwood

Darrell Lockwood


Our cleaning and maintenance staff members bring out the shine to the school facilities. They work diligently to provide a clean and safe environment for our youngsters and staff.

Our technology staff is constantly working to upgrade the technology infrastructure. The majority of our computers are leased over a three-year period. We provide Chromebooks to Middle School aged students and have carts of Chromebooks in each Elementary level classroom. Technology training for both teachers and administrators is ongoing throughout the year.

We have wonderful working relationships with Chester Police and Fire Departments. We utilize Chester town fields for physical education classes and for outdoor athletics in cooperation with Chester Recreation.

Should you need information regarding our school, we encourage you to peruse this website. However, if you still can't find the needed information, call, write or email me with your questions. Inquiries will be directed to the appropriate school personnel and a response will be forthcoming.

We extend our thanks and appreciation to the residents of Chester for the continued support of our programs. We look forward to sharing our successes with you throughout the school year!

We hope you will visit us. Attend a performance, watch a game or attend an academic contest. See our learning in action.

Educationally Yours,
Darrell J. Lockwood, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools