Decatur school information

IndexDecaturAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores81%80%68%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools211,30779,235
Total private schools435324,875
Total post-secondary schools11027,965

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  • The average school test scores in Decatur are 19% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Decatur.
  • 76.7% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 75.2% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 23.1% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Decatur

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  • Austin High Sch1625 Danville Rd SwGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Austinville Elem Sch2320 Clara Ave SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:162
  • Banks-Caddell Elem Sch211 Gordon Drive SeGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:182
  • Benjamin Davis Elem Sch417 Monroe Dr NwGrades: KG - 02Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Brookhaven Middle Sch1302 5Th Ave SwGrades: 06 - 08Students: 1,136 · Ratio: 18:158
  • Cedar Ridge Middle Sch2715 Danville Rd SwGrades: 06 - 08Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:189
  • Chestnut Grove Elem Sch3205 Cedarhurst Dr SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:186
  • Decatur High Dev1011A Prospect Dr SeGrades: - Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Decatur High Sch1011 Prospect Dr SeGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Eastwood Elem Sch1802 26Th Ave SeGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:189
  • Frances Nungester Elem Sch726 Tammy St SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:176
  • Horizon High Sch809 Church St NeGrades: 08 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Julian Harris Elem Sch1922 Mcauliffe Dr SwGrades: KG - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:189
  • Leon Sheffield Magnet Elem Sch801 Wilson St. NeGrades: 03 - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:195
  • Long Term Case910 Wilson St NeGrades: KG - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Morgan Co Learning Ctr1325 Point Mallard Pkwy SeGrades: 06 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Oak Pk Middle Sch1218 16Th Ave SeGrades: 06 - 08Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:187
  • Priceville High Sch317 Highway 67 SGrades: 09 - 12Students: 429 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Priceville Jr High Sch317 Highway 67 SouthGrades: 06 - 08Students: 358 · Ratio: 13:183
  • Somerville Road Elem Sch910 Somerville Rd SeGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:171
  • Walter Jackson Elem Sch1950 Park St SeGrades: KG - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:189
  • West Decatur Elem Sch708 Memorial Dr SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:176
  • Woodmeade Elem Sch1400 19Th Ave SwGrades: PK - 05Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:187

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade76.7%79.9%83.8%
Completed high school75.2%78.3%82.4%
Completed some college52.5%52.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree30.2%30.6%37.2%
Completed bachelors23.1%23.1%29.3%
Completed masters7.7%8.6%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.5%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.6%1.0%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Decatur (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Priceville, AL2,84892%35%
Madison, AL44,86692%35%
Hartselle, AL14,39385%25%
Athens, AL23,33582%20%
Trinity, AL2,25782%20%
Decatur, AL55,64181%19%

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Decatur, AL55,64181%19%
Source: The Decatur, AL education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.