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Avg. test scores 23%
High school dipl. 3%
Bachelors degree 4%

Decatur school information

IndexDecaturMississippiNational
Average Test Scores38%28%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools489379,221
Total private schools120624,874
Total post-secondary schools1687,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Decatur are 23% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Decatur
  • 86.5% of people in Decatur have completed 8th grade
  • 85.3% of people in Decatur have completed high school
  • 31.6% of people in Decatur have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Decatur

      IndexDecaturMississippiNational
      Completed 8th grade86.5%78.6%84.3%
      Completed high school85.3%76.7%83.0%
      Completed some college71.7%52.5%59.4%
      Completed associate degree44.7%29.8%38.5%
      Completed bachelors31.6%21.0%30.3%
      Completed masters18.1%7.9%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.2%2.2%3.3%
      Completed doctorate2.3%0.9%1.3%

      Decatur, MS School Districts

      • Newton County School District

      There are a total of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools in Decatur. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Decatur, MS schools is 38%. The average student to teacher ratio is 18:1. In Decatur, MS, an average of 86.5% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 85.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Union, MS1,86045%9%
      Sebastopol, MS31738%24%
      Lake, MS53225%49%
      Newton, MS3,34616%68%
      Decatur, MS2,08738%23%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Oroville, WA2,08737%25%
      Carnegie, OK2,08771%45%
      Walkerton, IN2,08772%46%
      Vale, OR2,08743%13%
      Ocean View, DE2,08771%43%
      Decatur, MS2,08738%23%
      Source: The Decatur, MS 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.