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Avg. test scores 25%
High school dipl. 6%
Bachelors degree 17%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Decatur, AL School Districts

      • Decatur City School District
      • Morgan County School District

      There are a total of 21 public schools, 4 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Decatur. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Decatur, AL schools is 37%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Decatur, AL, an average of 78.6% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 77.7% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Madison, AL46,39670%42%
      Hartselle, AL14,47553%7%
      Priceville, AL3,06050%2%
      Athens, AL24,46146%7%
      Somerville, AL75140%19%
      Decatur, AL55,41937%25%

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      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Hempstead, NY55,45424%51%
      Anderson, IN55,34255%12%
      Weymouth Town, MA55,60161%24%
      South Hill, WA55,19448%3%
      Pflugerville, TX55,71280%63%
      Decatur, AL55,41937%25%
      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.