PROFICIENCY 38% 1% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Decatur City
37%Decatur
37%Alabama

Decatur High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Decatur City" in Decatur, AL. There are a total of 963 students and 69 teachers at Decatur High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 14 to 1. There are a total of 517 free lunch students and 40 reduced lunch students.

Decatur High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 38.0%, which is 1% higher than the Alabama average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students963
Teachers69
Student/Teacher ratio14:1
Free lunch517
Reduced lunch40

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment166
Taking some courses119
Taking some courses (not tests)43
Passing some courses38
Passing no courses67

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Decatur High School, there are a total of 166 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 119 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All21%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School20-24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All55%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School55-59%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

Decatur High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictAlabamaNational
White 51.9% 43.2% 57.4% 51.1%
Black 31.2% 31.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 1.4% 1.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 13.8% 19.8% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.4% 0.3% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.8% 3.6% 1.7% 3.1%

Decatur demographics profile

StatisticDecaturAlabamaNational
Population55,4194,903,185328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)1,0259791
Median age38.638.637.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)57%57%55%
Speak English88%95%79%
Speak Spanish11%3%13%

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%
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Source: The Decatur High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.