PROFICIENCY 25% 35% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
37%Decatur City

West Decatur Elementary School is a school servicing grades PK to 5 and is located in the district of "Decatur City" in Decatur, AL. There are a total of 306 students and 18 teachers at West Decatur Elementary School, for a student to teacher ratio of 17 to 1. There are a total of 185 free lunch students and 0 reduced lunch students.

West Decatur Elementary School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 24.5%, which is 35% lower than the Alabama average.


Student/Teacher ratio17:1
Free lunch185
Reduced lunch0


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 West Decatur Elementary School, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High Schooln/a

Proficiency in languages by grade

3<= 10%
High Schooln/a

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.

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West Decatur Elementary School race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 15.8% 43.2% 57.4% 51.1%
African American 33.0% 31.7% 33.0% 15.9%
Asian 0.6% 1.2% 1.4% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 45.8% 19.8% 5.4% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.0% 0.3% 1.0% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 4.8% 3.6% 1.7% 3.1%

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Decatur demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,0259291
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

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 West Decatur Elementary School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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