Decatur County Middle School

Decatur County Middle School serves 496 students in grades 5 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the TN average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 35%.
Decatur County Middle School operates within the Decatur County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 496 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 496 students
Decatur County Middle School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Decatur County Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 30 teachers
Decatur County Middle School Total Teachers (1988-2014)
Students by Grade Decatur County Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.26. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TN) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 16:1
Decatur County Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Hispanic
5%
8%
Decatur County Middle School Black Students (1998-2014)
Black
4%
23%
Decatur County Middle School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
91%
65%
Decatur County Middle School White Students (1988-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.26
Decatur County Middle School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
51%
Decatur County Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
7%
Decatur County Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2007-2014)

District Comparison

Decatur County School District's student population of 1,660 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $8,310 in this district is less than the state average of $8,707. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $7,944 is less than the state average of $8,563. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Decatur County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
8
Number of Students Managed 1,660 3,515
Decatur County School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $30 MM
Decatur County School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $13 MM $29 MM
Decatur County School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $8,310 $8,707
Decatur County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $7,944 $8,563
Decatur County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Riverside High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Lexington Middle School (14.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parsons Elementary School (2.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DecaturvilleRiverside High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 435 students
    1.2 miles
    4250 Hwy 641 South
    DecaturvilleTN 38329
    (731)852-3941
    1.29-12435
  • ParsonsParsons Elementary School
    Grades: PK-4 | 445 students
    2.4 miles
    182 West 4th St
    ParsonsTN 38363
    (731)847-7317
    2.4PK-4445
  • DecaturvilleDecaturville Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 284 students
    2.6 miles
    820 South West St
    DecaturvilleTN 38329
    (731)852-4616
    2.6PK-5284
  • LexingtonPin Oak Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 407 students
    8.7 miles
    19925 Hwy 412 East
    LexingtonTN 38351
    (731)968-7341
    8.7PK-8407
  • Scotts HillScotts Hill Elementary School
    Grades: PK-8 | 321 students
    9.6 miles
    1 Hwy 114 Main St
    Scotts HillTN 38374
    (731)549-3411
    9.6PK-8321

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