Decatur school information

IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores38%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools482,17679,235
Total private schools2451524,875
Total post-secondary schools91947,965

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  • The average school test scores in Decatur are 22% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Decatur.
  • 95.2% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 94.6% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 71.2% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade95.2%81.6%83.8%
Completed high school94.6%80.1%82.4%
Completed some college85.9%56.5%58.4%
Completed associate degree74.4%35.4%37.2%
Completed bachelors71.2%28.3%29.3%
Completed masters36.9%10.4%11.0%
Completed professional degree16.1%3.1%3.2%
Completed doctorate7.2%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dunwoody, GA47,18260%23%
Avondale Estates, GA2,77753%8%
Marietta, GA58,43653%7%
Mountain Park CDP, GA12,51049%1%
Berkeley Lake, GA1,73946%7%
Decatur, GA19,88838%22%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
East Massapequa, NY19,89158%17%
Windsor, CO19,86543%12%
Cartersville, GA19,85838%22%
King of Prussia, PA19,91962%25%
Dickinson, ND19,92043%14%
Decatur, GA19,88838%22%
Source: The Decatur, GA 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.