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65%
  • Eastwood Elementary School
  • 1802 26th Ave Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 233
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
64%
  • Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School
  • 801 Wilson St. Ne, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 3 - 5 · Students: 359
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
52%
  • Walter Jackson Elementary School
  • 1950 Park St Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 295
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
50%
  • Decatur High Dev
  • 1011a Prospect Dr Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 47
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 8:1
43%
  • Julian Harris Elementary School
  • 1922 Mcauliffe Dr Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 386
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
39%
  • Cedar Ridge Middle School
  • 2715 Danville Rd Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 858
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
39%
  • Oak Pk Middle School
  • 1218 16th Ave Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 653
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
38%
  • Decatur High School
  • 1011 Prospect Dr Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 963
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
37%
  • Chestnut Grove Elementary School
  • 3205 Cedarhurst Dr Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 433
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
36%
  • Austin High School
  • 1625 Danville Rd Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,420
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
32%
  • Frances Nungester Elementary School
  • 726 Tammy St Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 367
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • West Decatur Elementary School
  • 708 Memorial Dr Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 306
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
25%
  • Woodmeade Elementary School
  • 1400 19th Ave Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 343
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
25%
  • Banks-caddell Elementary School
  • 211 Gordon Drive Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 494
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
22%
  • Austinville Elementary School
  • 2320 Clara Ave Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 356
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
18%
  • Brookhaven Middle School
  • 1302 5th Ave Sw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 392
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
17%
  • Somerville Road Elementary School
  • 910 Somerville Rd Se, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 440
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
n/a
  • Horizon High School
  • 809 Church St Ne, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: 8 - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
n/a
  • Benjamin Davis Elementary School
  • 417 Monroe Dr Nw, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: KG - 2 · Students: 255
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
n/a
  • Long Term Case
  • 910 Wilson St Ne, Decatur
  • Decatur City
  • Grades: KG - 12 · Students: n/a
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 0:1
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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.

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%

Listed above are Decatur City, Decatur schools. To customize your list of Decatur City schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Decatur City schools.

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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.
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