Decatur City School District

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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 20 public schools in Decatur City School District, serving 8,738 students.
  • Public schools in Decatur City School District have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 41% (versus the 46% statewide average). This district's average school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
  • The top ranked public schools in Decatur City School District are Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School, Eastwood Elementary School and Walter Jackson Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is less than the Alabama public school average of 18:1.

Overview

School District NameDecatur City School District
School District Websitehttp://www.dcs.edu
School District Phone Number(256)552-3000
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
# of Schools20 Schools1,474 Schools
# of Students8,738 Students742,195 Students
# of Teachers532 Teachers42,154 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1

District Comparison

  • Decatur City School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 138 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 87% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
47%
46%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur City  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
87%
89%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Decatur City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.700.59
# of American Indian Students25 Students6,934 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students112 Students10,786 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# of Hispanic Students2,385 Students58,766 Students
% Hispanic Students
28%
8%
# of Black Students2,604 Students243,597 Students
% Black Students
30%
33%
# of White Students3,246 Students404,645 Students
% White Students
37%
55%
# of Hawaiian Students15 Students840 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students351 Students16,627 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:26715,520
# of Students in Kindergarten:66954,954
# of Students in 1st Grade:65756,387
# of Students in 2nd Grade:63555,562
# of Students in 3rd Grade:70757,484
# of Students in 4th Grade:70458,492
# of Students in 5th Grade:65657,872
# of Students in 6th Grade:60955,711
# of Students in 7th Grade:66055,600
# of Students in 8th Grade:62555,226
# of Students in 9th Grade:69657,301
# of Students in 10th Grade:63755,318
# of Students in 11th Grade:65253,920
# of Students in 12th Grade:56452,848
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $11,008 is higher than the state average of $10,446. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,946 is higher than the state average of $10,415. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AL)
Total Revenue$93 MM$30 MM
This chart display total revenue of Decatur City  School District and average revenue for each school distric in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$92 MM$30 MM
This chart display total spending of Decatur City  School District and average spending for each school distric in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$11,008$10,446
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Decatur City  School District and average revenue per public school student in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,946$10,415
This chart display average spending per public school student in Decatur City  School District and average spending per public school student in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Decatur City School District Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Austin High School Math: 35% | Reading: 35%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1625 Danville Rd Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3060

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,477 student
  • Austinville Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    2320 Clara Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3050

    Grades: PK-5 | 388 students
  • Bankscaddell Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 28%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    211 Gordon Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3040

    Grades: PK-5 | 473 students
  • Benjamin Davis Elementary School Magnet School
    417 Monroe Dr Nw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3025

    Grades: PK-2 | 261 students
  • Brookhaven Middle School Math: 23% | Reading: 26%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3045

    Grades: 6-8 | 494 students
  • Cedar Ridge Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 48%
    Rank: Top 50%
    2715 Danville Rd Sw
    Decatur, AL 35603
    (256)552-4622

    Grades: 6-8 | 755 students
  • Chestnut Grove Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    3205 Cedarhurst Dr Sw
    Decatur, AL 35603
    (256)552-3092

    Grades: PK-5 | 432 students
  • Decatur High Developmental Special Education School
    1011a Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3008

    Grades: 9-12 | 36 students
  • Decatur High School Math: 36% | Reading: 39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1011 Prospect Dr Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3011

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,036 student
  • Eastwood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1802 26th Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3043

    Grades: PK-5 | 256 students
  • Frances Nungester Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank: Top 50%
    726 Tammy St Sw
    Decatur, AL 35603
    (256)552-3079

    Grades: PK-5 | 396 students
  • Horizon High School Alternative School
    809 Church St Ne
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3054

    Grades: 8-12 | n/a student
  • Julian Harris Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 30%
    1922 Mcauliffe Dr Sw
    Decatur, AL 35603
    (256)552-3096

    Grades: PK-5 | 409 students
  • Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank: Top 5%
    801 Wilson St Nw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3056

    Grades: 3-5 | 319 students
  • Long Term Case Alternative School
    406 2nd Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)308-2308

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
  • Oak Park Middle School Math: 51% | Reading: 46%
    Rank: Top 50%
    1218 16th Ave Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3035

    Grades: 6-8 | 645 students
  • Somerville Road Elementary School Math: 30-34% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1302 5th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3033

    Grades: PK-5 | 393 students
  • Walter Jackson Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank: Top 20%
    1950 Park St Se
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3031

    Grades: K-5 | 286 students
  • West Decatur Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    708 Memorial Dr Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3027

    Grades: PK-5 | 302 students
  • Woodmeade Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1400 19th Ave Sw
    Decatur, AL 35601
    (256)552-3023

    Grades: PK-5 | 380 students
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