Decatur school information

IndexDecaturIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores67%82%68%
Student/Teacher ratio22:118:116:1
Total public schools353,93879,235
Total private schools111,43824,875
Total post-secondary schools33067,965

Did you know?

  • The average school test scores in Decatur are 2% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 35 public schools in Decatur.
  • 81.9% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 80.0% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 21.0% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Decatur

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  • Benjamin Franklin Elem School2440 N Summit AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 297 · Ratio: 23:153
  • Brush College Elem School575 N Brush College RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 19 · Ratio: 24:155
  • Dennis Elem School1499 W Main StGrades: KG - 06Students: 258 · Ratio: 24:163
  • Durfee Elem School1000 W Grand AveGrades: KG - 06Students: 314 · Ratio: 21:160
  • Eisenhower High School1200 S 16Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,041 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Enterprise Elem School2115 S Taylor RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 229 · Ratio: 20:168
  • Futures Unlimited250 E William StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 77 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Garfield Montessori School300 Meadow Terrace PlGrades: PK - 08Students: 371 · Ratio: 27:189
  • Heartland Region Efe/Dual Credit1 College ParkGrades: 09 - 12Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Heartland Technical Academy300 E Eldorado StGrades: 11 - 12Students: 7 · Ratio: 1:1n/a
  • Hope Academy955 N Illinois StGrades: PK - 08Students: 388 · Ratio: 19:156
  • Johns Hill Magnet School1025 E Johns AveGrades: KG - 08Students: 497 · Ratio: 18:183
  • Macarthur High School1155 N Fairview AveGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,197 · Ratio: 22:1n/a
  • Mary W French Academy520 W Wood StGrades: KG - 06Students: 32 · Ratio: 22:171
  • Michael E Baum Elem School801 S Lake Ridge AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 395 · Ratio: 20:181
  • Milligan Academy Rssp432 N Water StGrades: 07 - 11Students: 14 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Muffley Elem School88 S Country Club RdGrades: PK - 06Students: 336 · Ratio: 22:178
  • Oak Grove Accelerated School2160 W Center StGrades: PK - 06Students: 315 · Ratio: 23:171
  • Parsons Accelerated School3591 N Macarthur RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 294 · Ratio: 21:154
  • Pershing Early Learning Center2912 N University AveGrades: PK - KGStudents: 441 · Ratio: 44:1n/a
  • Phoenix Enrichment Center1900 E Cleveland AveGrades: 07 - 12Students: 63 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Robertson Charter School2240 E Geddes AveGrades: KG - 08Students: 299 · Ratio: 34:174
  • South Shores Elem School2500 S Franklin Street RdGrades: KG - 06Students: 355 · Ratio: 21:163
  • St Marys Adolescent Ed Program1800 E Lakeshore DrGrades: 01 - 11Students: 0 · Ratio: 0:1n/a
  • Stephen Decatur Middle School1 Educational ParkGrades: 07 - 08Students: 494 · Ratio: 14:168
  • Stevenson Accelerated School3900 N Neely AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 271 · Ratio: 16:171
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School4735 E Cantrell StGrades: 07 - 08Students: 437 · Ratio: 13:163
  • William Harris Elem School620 E Garfield AveGrades: PK - 06Students: 271 · Ratio: 22:148

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturIllinoisNational
Completed 8th grade81.9%85.6%83.8%
Completed high school80.0%84.0%82.4%
Completed some college52.4%60.6%58.4%
Completed associate degree27.9%39.4%37.2%
Completed bachelors21.0%31.9%29.3%
Completed masters7.7%12.2%11.0%
Completed professional degree2.0%3.3%3.2%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.2%1.3%

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

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Mount Zion, IL5,83093%37%
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Stonington, IL88991%33%
Harristown, IL1,43189%31%
Decatur, IL75,08867%2%

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Upland, CA75,08963%7%
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Cheektowaga, NY74,96761%11%
Evanston, IL75,28289%30%
Decatur, IL75,08867%2%
Source: The Decatur, IL 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.