Decatur High School

  • Decatur High School serves 280 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the MI average of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 32%.
  • Decatur High School operates within the Decatur School District.
  • Decatur School District's 78% graduation rate is lower than the MI state average of 82%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 280 students has declined by 11% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 14% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 280 students
Decatur High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Decatur High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Decatur High School Total Teachers (1995-2015)
Students by Grade Decatur High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has increased from 22:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MI) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 23:1 19:1
Decatur High School Student Teacher Ratio (1994-2014)
American Indian
1%
1%
Decatur High School American Indian Students (1994-2015)
Asian
1%
3%
Decatur High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
20%
7%
Decatur High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
2%
18%
Decatur High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
72%
68%
Decatur High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
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Decatur High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
4%
3%
Decatur High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.44 0.27
Decatur High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Decatur High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
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Decatur High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Decatur School District's student population of 857 students has decreased by 9% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 78% has decreased from 93% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,231 in this district is less than the state average of $13,282. The district revenue/student has grown by 15% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,698 is less than the state average of $13,147. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Decatur School District
Number of Schools
Managed
3
2
Number of Students Managed 857 760
Decatur School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 78% 82%
Decatur School District Graduation Rate (2003-2015)
District Total Revenue $10 MM $10 MM
Decatur School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $10 MM $10 MM
Decatur School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $11,231 $13,282
Decatur School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $10,698 $13,147
Decatur School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, MI Dept. of Education

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