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Avg. test scores 22%
High school dipl. 13%
Bachelors degree 139%

Decatur school information

IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores38%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools482,16479,221
Total private schools2451524,874
Total post-secondary schools91927,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Decatur are 22% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Decatur
  • 94.1% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade
  • 93.8% of people in Decatur have completed high school
  • 72.3% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Decatur

      IndexDecaturGeorgiaNational
      Completed 8th grade94.1%82.3%84.3%
      Completed high school93.8%81.0%83.0%
      Completed some college85.9%57.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree75.7%36.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors72.3%29.4%30.3%
      Completed masters37.7%11.1%11.5%
      Completed professional degree17.1%3.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate7.4%1.3%1.3%

      Decatur, GA School Districts

      • DeKalb County School District
      • Decatur City School District

      There are a total of 48 public schools, 24 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Decatur. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Decatur, GA schools is 38%. The average student to teacher ratio is 14:1. In Decatur, GA, an average of 94.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 93.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Dunwoody, GA48,12860%23%
      Avondale Estates, GA3,09553%8%
      Marietta, GA59,71453%7%
      Berkeley Lake, GA1,92446%7%
      Chamblee, GA27,86245%8%
      Decatur, GA21,21038%22%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Clinton, UT21,21038%24%
      Patterson, CA21,20529%40%
      Oxford, AL21,20251%4%
      South Milwaukee, WI21,19741%17%
      Arnold, MO21,19663%28%
      Decatur, GA21,21038%22%
      Source: The Decatur, GA 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.