Decatur school information

IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores38%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools482,16479,221
Total private schools2451524,874
Total post-secondary schools91927,963
The Decatur, GA educational system consists of 48 public schools, 24 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools. Decatur public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 8% higher than than the Georgia average and 22% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Decatur public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.8% have completed high school, 72.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 17.1% have completed a doctorate degree.

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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.
  • 94.1% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.8% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 72.3% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade94.1%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school93.8%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college85.9%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree75.7%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors72.3%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters37.7%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree17.1%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate7.4%1.3%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Dunwoody, GA48,12860%23%
Avondale Estates, GA3,09553%8%
Marietta, GA59,71453%7%
Berkeley Lake, GA1,92446%7%
Chamblee, GA27,86245%8%
Decatur, GA21,21038%22%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Clinton, UT21,21038%24%
Patterson, CA21,20529%40%
Oxford, AL21,20251%4%
South Milwaukee, WI21,19741%17%
Arnold, MO21,19663%28%
Decatur, GA21,21038%22%
Source: The Decatur, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 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.