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Friendly Reminder

Friendly Reminder:

School starts at 7:45am

Please make sure your child is here on time.


Please click on the link below to view the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) Parent/Guardian Notification Letter.


Chester Middle School- STEAM


  • Way to go CMS!

    A special CONGRATULATIONS to Chester Middle School who received state recognition as a Palmetto Silver School for Closing the Achievement Gap!! We are so proud of all of our staff and students!


Student Leadership Handbook


Click on the link below to view the 2015-16 Student Leadership Handbook.

We're keeping it REAL!

Let's Keep It R.E.A.L

R: Respect

E: Excellence

A: Achievement

L: Leadership 

CMS 2017 Report to Parents

Please click on the link below for the Chester Middle School

 2017 Report to Parents


There's an app for that!

There is now a Chester County School District app available for your smart phone.  It's FREE!!  This app can be found in your app store and will give you updates on weather, as well as quick links to district news and information.  Download it today to stay in the loop!

Mission Statement

CMS Mission Statement

The mission of Chester Middle School
is to create an environment
that ensures the academic success of ALL
students as determined by state 
and national standards 
through collaboration with all stakeholders.

PTO - Get Involved!

WELCOME from the CMS SIC and PTO!
We believe there is no better place for any child’s educational career than right here at Chester Middle School. School days are an exciting time
for your child and for you too.

Children do better in school when the important adults in their lives are involved with school.
For more information call Chester Middle School at
The Chester Middle School
PTO meets every
3rd Tuesday at
5:00 P.M.
We Can't Wait to See YOU!

From the Desk of the Principal


As the new principal of Chester Middle School, I am pleased to welcome our incoming 6th grade students and parents, as well as, welcome back our 7th and 8th grade CMS students and families.  I am very excited to be working with each and every one of you and looking forward to our new, revised, and tweaked initiatives this year.  Some of our staff members have been here this summer working hard on our office, hall and bathroom transformations and I think you all are going to love them.  It is our goal to make CMS the most inviting and comfortable learning space possible and become your home away from home.  I know this transformation will give you all a sense of pride in your school and you all will help us maintain this huge undertaking the staff members worked on for you. 

As we prepare to start another school year, I would like to start by thanking you for choosing Chester Middle School.  We had a number of successes last year to include receiving the Palmetto Silver Award for closing the achieving gap, reducing our discipline referrals by 20% the first semester after instituting our Positive Behavior Incentive System, and decreasing our expulsion rate by 74% last year as compared to the year prior.  We have done well and only plan to get even better!    

Our motto at Chester Middle School has changed to “Where learning comes to life.”  We plan to do this by instituting STEAM infused lessons with cross-curricular connections and focus on Project Based Learning.  We will continue to “Keep it R.E.A.L.” (Be Respectful; Strive for Excellence; Work to Achieve, and Lead by Example), our House program and Advisor/Advisee program.  In addition, we will continue to integrate technology through our one-to-one program and keep literacy as a focus across the curriculum.

Parents it is my core belief that in order for our students to be successful, “it will take the entire village” and students, parents, faculty, the staff, and the community (all stakeholders) must work together to accomplish this goal.  I want you to know that our primary focus is to teach and to provide support for you and your child.  All of our teachers have weekly extra help sessions, and students in need of support are strongly encouraged to attend.  Parents, if at any time you have any questions or concerns about your child's performance, please feel free to contact your child's teacher(s) and/or administrator(s) as needed.  If we work as a team, then we will all succeed.  Thank you for your commitment to your child and our school.




Sheka S. Houston