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Campus Life

Chester Elementary School was built is 1948 and is one of the oldest schools in Plumas County. Built over seventy years ago, CES is one of four elementary schools in the Plumas Unified School District.  Our enrollment is approximately 170 students, Kindergarten through sixth grades.
 
Our students thrive with instruction from dedicated teachers, qualified specialists for music, art, and Physical Education, 1:1 technology, a library full of books, a modernized physical education program, and a robust outdoor education program, all supporting 21st century learning and achievement in Common Core standards.
 
Our campus extends beyond the walls of our classroom to our Outdoor Classroom and our local Learning Landscapes.  We are within walking distance to forests, meadows, creeks, the Feather River, and Lake Almanor, and just a short drive to Lassen National Forest and Lassen National Park.  Students focus on an aspect of our environment each school year, such as insects or fish, and this information culminates in sixth grade as students learn how all the parts of the ecosystem contribute to a healthy watershed.