Decatur school information

IndexDecaturAlabamaNational
Average Test Scores37%37%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:115:116:1
Total public schools211,30779,221
Total private schools435324,874
Total post-secondary schools11027,963
The Decatur, AL educational system consists of 21 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Decatur public schools have average test scores of 37% which is 2% lower than than the Alabama average and 25% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Decatur public schools is 14:1, compared to 15:1 in Alabama and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 78.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 77.7% have completed high school, 25.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Decatur are 25% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Decatur.
  • 78.6% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 77.7% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 25.2% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturAlabamaNational
Completed 8th grade78.6%80.7%84.3%
Completed high school77.7%79.2%83.0%
Completed some college56.8%53.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree34.0%31.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors25.2%24.0%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.0%1.3%

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

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Source: The Decatur, AL 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.