Decatur school information

IndexDecaturMichiganNational
Average Test Scores40%41%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:122:116:1
Total public schools43,42179,221
Total private schoolsn/a83524,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1967,963
The Decatur, MI educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Decatur public schools have average test scores of 40% which is 1% lower than than the Michigan average and 18% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Decatur public schools is 15:1, compared to 22:1 in Michigan and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 75.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 73.2% have completed high school, 12.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.5% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Decatur are 18% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Decatur.
  • 75.3% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade.
  • 73.2% of people in Decatur have completed high school.
  • 12.4% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Decatur

IndexDecaturMichiganNational
Completed 8th grade75.3%86.9%84.3%
Completed high school73.2%85.9%83.0%
Completed some college39.2%60.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree18.1%36.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors12.4%27.4%30.3%
Completed masters3.3%10.7%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.5%2.8%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Decatur (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Mattawan, MI2,28260%22%
Lawrence, MI98247%5%
Watervliet, MI1,83445%8%
Dowagiac, MI5,86340%20%
Paw Paw, MI3,40838%23%
Decatur, MI2,03340%18%

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East Berwick, PA2,03356%13%
Hampton Manor, NY2,03465%31%
Neodesha, KS2,03436%26%
Durant, IA2,03276%54%
St. Matthews, SC2,03455%11%
Decatur, MI2,03340%18%
Source: The Decatur, MI 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.