Decatur High School

310 N Mcdonough St
Decatur, GA 30030
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Decatur High School serves 1,732 students in grades 9-12.
Decatur High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 36%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-69% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 63% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,732 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5% in GA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Decatur High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Decatur High School's student population of 1,732 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 19% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,732 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
119 teachers
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School Rankings

Decatur High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,168 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Decatur High School is 0.60, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#275 out of 2168 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
36%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-69%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
5%
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Hispanic
7%
18%
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Black
22%
36%
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White
59%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.60
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Graduation Rate
97%
84%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Decatur High School's ranking?
Decatur High School is ranked #275 out of 2,168 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia.
What schools are Decatur High School often compared to?
Decatur High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Druid Hills High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% GA state average), while 60-69% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 39% GA state average).
What is the graduation rate of Decatur High School?
The graduation rate of Decatur High School is 97%, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 84%.
How many students attend Decatur High School?
1,732 students attend Decatur High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
59% of Decatur High School students are White, 22% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Decatur High School?
Decatur High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 14:1.
What grades does Decatur High School offer ?
Decatur High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Decatur High School part of?
Decatur High School is part of City Schools Of Decatur School District.

School Calendar

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Date
Spring Break
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break
April 02, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Break
April 03, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break
April 04, 2024 (Thursday)
Spring Break
April 05, 2024 (Friday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,732 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 41%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 97% (Top 5%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 60-69% (Top 10%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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