Decatur City School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 19 public schools serving 7,983 students in Decatur City School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Alabama.
Public Schools in Decatur City School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Alabama public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 39% (versus the 45% statewide average).
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 testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Decatur City School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Alabama.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the Alabama public school average of 45% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Decatur City School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Alabama for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
Student Attention
Lowest student:teacher ratio (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Decatur City School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (AL)
# Schools
19 Schools
1,469 Schools
# Students
7,983 Students
738,868 Students
# Teachers
490 Teachers
41,980 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Decatur City School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 139 school districts in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 92% has increased from 86% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (AL)
Overall District Rank
#58 out of 139 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Decatur City  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
49%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
45%
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 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
91%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Decatur City  School District and public school graduation rate of AL by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.71
0.59
# American Indian Students
21 Students
6,922 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
92 Students
10,742 Students
% Asian Students
1%
1%
# Hispanic Students
2,275 Students
58,276 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
8%
# Black Students
2,349 Students
242,243 Students
% Black Students
30%
33%
# White Students
2,900 Students
403,300 Students
% White Students
36%
55%
# Hawaiian Students
14 Students
833 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
332 Students
16,552 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
267
15,520
# Students in K Grade:
669
54,799
# Students in 1st Grade:
657
56,244
# Students in 2nd Grade:
635
55,387
# Students in 3rd Grade:
707
57,289
# Students in 4th Grade:
704
58,325
# Students in 5th Grade:
656
57,472
# Students in 6th Grade:
389
54,978
# Students in 7th Grade:
410
55,084
# Students in 8th Grade:
340
54,680
# Students in 9th Grade:
696
57,216
# Students in 10th Grade:
637
55,243
# Students in 11th Grade:
652
53,854
# Students in 12th Grade:
564
52,777
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,244 is higher than the state median of $10,775. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,974 is higher than the state median of $10,820. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (AL)
Total Revenue
$106 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total revenue of Decatur City  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$136 MM
$31 MM
This chart display total spending of Decatur City  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,244
$10,775
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Decatur City  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$16,974
$10,820
This chart display average spending per public school student in Decatur City  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in AL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Decatur City School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary School
Magnet School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
801 Wilson St Nw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3056
Grades: 3-5
| 319 students
Rank: #22.
Eastwood Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1802 26th Ave Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3043
Grades: PK-5
| 256 students
Rank: #33.
Walter Jackson Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1950 Park St Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3031
Grades: K-5
| 286 students
Rank: #44.
Decatur High Developmental
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1011a Prospect Dr Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3008
Grades: 9-12
| 36 students
Rank: #55.
Chestnut Grove Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3205 Cedarhurst Dr Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 552-3092
Grades: PK-5
| 432 students
Rank: #66.
Frances Nungester Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
726 Tammy St Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 552-3079
Grades: PK-5
| 396 students
Rank: #77.
Oak Park Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1218 16th Ave Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3035
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #88.
Julian Harris Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1922 Mcauliffe Dr Sw
Decatur, AL 35603
(256) 552-3096
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
Rank: #99.
Woodmeade Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 19th Ave Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3023
Grades: PK-5
| 380 students
Rank: #1010.
Decatur High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1011 Prospect Dr Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3011
Grades: 9-12
| 1,036 students
Rank: #1111.
Austin High School
Math: 39% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1625 Danville Rd Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3060
Grades: 9-12
| 1,477 students
Rank: #1212.
Bankscaddell Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
211 Gordon Dr Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3040
Grades: PK-5
| 473 students
Rank: #1313.
Somerville Road Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1302 5th Ave Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3033
Grades: PK-5
| 393 students
Rank: #1414.
West Decatur Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
708 Memorial Dr Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3027
Grades: PK-5
| 302 students
Rank: #1515.
Austinville Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 16%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2320 Clara Ave Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3050
Grades: PK-5
| 388 students
Benjamin Davis Elementary School
Magnet School
417 Monroe Dr Nw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3025
Grades: PK-2
| 261 students
1302 5th Ave Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3045
Grades: 6-8
| 494 students
Horizon High School
Alternative School
809 Church St Ne
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 552-3054
Grades: 8-12
| n/a students
Long Term Case
Alternative School
406 2nd Ave Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(256) 308-2308
Grades: K-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Decatur City
  • 302 4th Ave NE, Decatur, AL, 35601-1972
  • (256) 552-3000
  • dcs.edu
  • Students: 7,983 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 64%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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