2740 Hwy 641 South
Parsons, TN 38363
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Decatur County Middle School serves 478 students in grades 5-8.
Decatur County Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Tennessee for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Tennessee state average of 39%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 28% (which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 35%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the Tennessee state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Tennessee state average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Decatur County Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Tennessee for:

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School Overview

Decatur County Middle School's student population of 478 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 5-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
478 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Decatur County Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,705 schools in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Decatur County Middle School is 0.17, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TN)
Overall Testing Rank
#626 out of 1705 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
5%
10%
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Black
3%
22%
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White
91%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.17
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
51%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 5-8
  • Students: 478 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in TN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 20%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.17 (Btm 50%)

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