Chesterton Middle School

651 West Morgan Ave, Chesterton, IN 46304 | (219) 983-3776
  • Grades: 7-8
  • Student Enrollment: 954
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3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 651 W Morgan Ave, Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Principal or Admin: Ton James
  • Fax: (219) 983-3798
  • Website:
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Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 954
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 48.1
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 19.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 470 (49.3%)
  • Females: 462 (48.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 60 (6.3%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 124 (13.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 184 (19.3%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Chesterton Middle School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian10.1%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Chesterton Middle School
  Number Percent
7th Grade45647.8%
8th Grade49852.2%
Source: IN Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 2 Reviews
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2 reviews for Chesterton Middle School

  • Reviewed by Parent or Guardian on February 16, 2011
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The review below is absolutely absurd. This parent seems to “know” that there is no supervision of the students, no communication with parents, and how particular teachers in the school teach? First off, I’m not sure exactly how this person knows all of that to begin with but I happen to have two children who went through this school as well as one currently there right now. I can tell you first hand that most teachers at CMS truly care about their students. I would email my children’s teachers all the time and they always responded in a timely manner. And by the way, none of my children have ever said anything about a "free for all" in the hallways. If nothing else, they would complain because they cannot get away with anything at CMS. This person below obviously has a bone to pick with the school. Please do your own research about the school and try your best to ignore the clowns. I believe that if you ask most parents, they would reinforce exactly what I have said about CMS. It is a wonderful school in a great community.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 19, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school is a bad apple. There's no supervision. It's a free for all. The teachers act like they are so overwhelmed that they can't be bothered to communicate with parents, let alone their own students. One teacher in particular announces on a regular basis to the class that if they don't like the way she's teaching them, then they can teach themselves. This same teacher made the comment that she didn't even know if her students were understanding what she was teaching...isn't making sure your students know what you're teaching part of teaching? Not here at CMS, evidently.

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