Decatur High School

Decatur High School serves 315 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the MI average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 33%.
Decatur High School operates within the Decatur Public s School District.
The school district's 84% graduation rate is higher than the MI state average of 82%.

Overview

The student population of 315 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 315 students
Decatur High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Decatur High School Total Classroom Teachers (1990-2012)
Students by Grade Decatur High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.42 is less than the state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 18:1
Decatur High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1990-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
3%
3%
Decatur High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
15%
6%
Decatur High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
2%
22%
Decatur High School Black (1988-2012)
White
75%
67%
Decatur High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Decatur High School Sch Ethnicity Decatur High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.42 0.48
Decatur High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
51%
44%
Decatur High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2012)
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.
10%
6%
Decatur High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 966 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 84% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Decatur Public s School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
3
Number of Students Managed 966 806
Decatur Public s School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2011)
Graduation Rate 84% 82%
Decatur Public s School District Graduation Rate (2003-2009)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $11 MM
Decatur Public s School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $10 MM $11 MM
Decatur Public s School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,730 $11,537
Decatur Public s School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,478 $11,612
Decatur Public s School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Volinia Outcome Base School (7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Decatur Middle School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Davis Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Decatur Decatur Middle School
    405 North Phelps St
    Decatur , MI , 49045
    (269)423-6900
    0  mi  |  291  students  |  Gr.  5-8
  • Decatur Davis Elementary School
    409 North Phelps St
    Decatur , MI , 49045
    (269)423-6950
    0  mi  |  338  students  |  Gr.  PK-4
  • Marcellus Volinia Outcome Base School
    Alternative School
    54080 Gards Pr
    Marcellus , MI , 49067
    (269)782-9716
    Alternative School
    7  mi  |  84  students  |  Gr.  7-12
  • Dowagiac Kincheloe Elementary School
    25121 Gage St
    Dowagiac , MI , 49047
    (269)782-4464
    7.4  mi  |  290  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Lawrence Bert Goens Learning Center
    Special Education School
    701 South Paw Paw St
    Lawrence , MI , 49064
    (269)674-8091
    Special Education School
    7.9  mi  |  109  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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