Decatur County Middle School

2740 Hwy 641 South

Parsons, TN 38363-9797

Grades: 5-8

504 students

Decatur County Middle School serves 504 students in grades 5-8.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is higher than the TN average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 34%.
Decatur County Middle School operates within the Decatur County School District.

Overview

The student population of 504 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 5-8
Total Students 504 students
Decatur County Middle School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 55% Male / 45%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Decatur County Middle School Total Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Decatur County Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same 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 16:1 15:1
Decatur County Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Hispanic
5%
7%
Decatur County Middle School Black Students (1998-2013)
Black
4%
23%
Decatur County Middle School Black Students (1988-2013)
White
91%
66%
Decatur County Middle School White Students (1988-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Decatur County Middle School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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 (1988-2013)
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.
50%
51%
Decatur County Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (2007-2013)
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 (2007-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,687 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,184 is less than the state average of $8,477. The district revenue/student has grown by 12% over four years.
The district spending/student of $7,697 is less than the state average of $8,379. 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 1,687 3,473
Decatur County School District Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $14 MM $28 MM
Decatur County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $13 MM $28 MM
Decatur County School District District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,184 $8,477
Decatur County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $7,697 $8,379
Decatur County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

Nearby 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
    4250 Hwy 641 South
    DecaturvilleTN 38329
    (731)852-3941
    1.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 458 students                      
  • ParsonsParsons Elementary School
    182 West 4th St
    ParsonsTN 38363
    (731)847-7317
    2.4 mi | Gr. PK-4 | 425 students                      
  • DecaturvilleDecaturville Elementary School
    820 South West St
    DecaturvilleTN 38329
    (731)852-4616
    2.6 mi | Gr. PK-5 | 300 students                      
  • LexingtonPin Oak Elementary School
    19925 Hwy 412 East
    LexingtonTN 38351
    (731)968-7341
    8.7 mi | Gr. PK-8 | 400 students                      
  • Scotts HillScotts Hill Elementary School
    1 Hwy 114 South
    Scotts HillTN 38374
    (731)549-3411
    9.6 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 298 students                      

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