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Avg. test scores 74%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 29%

Decatur school information

IndexDecaturIllinoisNational
Average Test Scores13%31%49%
Student/Teacher ratio22:118:116:1
Total public schools353,93879,221
Total private schools111,43824,874
Total post-secondary schools33067,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Decatur are 74% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 35 public schools in Decatur
  • 82.1% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade
  • 80.8% of people in Decatur have completed high school
  • 21.6% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Decatur

      IndexDecaturIllinoisNational
      Completed 8th grade82.1%86.2%84.3%
      Completed high school80.8%84.7%83.0%
      Completed some college53.7%61.8%59.4%
      Completed associate degree29.7%40.7%38.5%
      Completed bachelors21.6%32.9%30.3%
      Completed masters8.0%12.7%11.5%
      Completed professional degree2.3%3.4%3.3%
      Completed doctorate0.9%1.2%1.3%

      Decatur, IL School Districts

      • Decatur School District 61

      There are a total of 35 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Decatur. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Decatur, IL schools is 13%. The average student to teacher ratio is 22:1. In Decatur, IL, an average of 82.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 80.8% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Niantic, IL53047%4%
      Mount Zion, IL5,89441%16%
      Maroa, IL1,72440%18%
      Harristown, IL1,24040%20%
      Cerro Gordo, IL1,40438%22%
      Decatur, IL74,06313%74%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Gastonia, NC73,87737%25%
      Bolingbrook, IL74,32032%35%
      San Ramon, CA74,36677%57%
      Schaumburg, IL74,36662%27%
      Perris, CA73,71828%43%
      Decatur, IL74,06313%74%
      Source: The Decatur, IL 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.