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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 2 public elementary schools in Decatur School District, serving 438 students.
  • Public elementary school in Decatur School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Arkansas public elementary school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 52% statewide average). This district's average elementary school ranking is in the bottom 50% of public elementary schools in Arkansas.
  • The top ranked public elementary schools in Decatur School District are Decatur Northside Elementary School and Decatur Middle School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Arkansas public elementary school average of 40% (majority Black).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is less than the Arkansas public elementary school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameDecatur School District
School District Websitehttp://www.decatur.k12.ar.us
School District Phone Number(479)752-3986
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AR)
# of Schools2 Schools698 Schools
# of Students438 Students313,174 Students
# of Teachers34 Teachers21,211 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:115:1

District Comparison

  • Decatur School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 255 school districts in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-2017 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 70-79% has decreased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (AR)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
26%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
53%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate70-79%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Decatur   School District and public school graduation rate of AR by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.570.58
# of American Indian Students7 Students1,930 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# of Asian Students23 Students4,867 Students
% Asian Students
5%
1%
# of Hispanic Students161 Students42,457 Students
% Hispanic Students
37%
13%
# of Black Students9 Students64,631 Students
% Black Students
2%
21%
# of White Students237 Students187,776 Students
% White Students
54%
60%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a2,746 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
1%
# of Two or more races Students1 Student8,755 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:4014,701
# of Students in Kindergarten:4335,672
# of Students in 1st Grade:4036,844
# of Students in 2nd Grade:4336,929
# of Students in 3rd Grade:5337,788
# of Students in 4th Grade:5038,814
# of Students in 5th Grade:5138,853
# of Students in 6th Grade:3936,316
# of Students in 7th Grade:4020,165
# of Students in 8th Grade:3914,558
# of Students in 9th Grade: - 756
# of Students in 10th Grade: - 639
# of Students in 11th Grade: - 510
# of Students in 12th Grade: - 510
# of Ungraded Students: - 119

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,924 in this school district is less than the state average of $10,489. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $9,754 is less than the state average of $10,954. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (AR)
Total Revenue$6 MM$10 MM
This chart display total revenue of Decatur   School District and average revenue for each school distric in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending$6 MM$10 MM
This chart display total spending of Decatur   School District and average spending for each school distric in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,924$10,489
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Decatur   School District and average revenue per public school student in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student$9,754$10,954
This chart display average spending per public school student in Decatur   School District and average spending per public school student in AR by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Decatur School District Public Elementary Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Decatur Middle School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    1498 Stadium Ave
    Decatur, AR 72722
    (479)752-3986

    Grades: 5-8 | 209 students
  • Decatur Northside Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    9083 Mt Olive Rd
    Decatur, AR 72722
    (479)752-3981

    Grades: K-4 | 229 students
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