Decatur High School

  • Decatur High School serves 162 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 44%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Decatur High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Arkansas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 7:1 is lower than the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Decatur High School's student population of 162 students has grown by 14% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 24 teachers has grown by 71% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students162 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,008 schools in Arkansas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 7:1 has decreased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur High School is 0.60, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#986 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
47%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio7:114:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
7%
2%
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Hispanic
36%
13%
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Black
1%
20%
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White
52%
60%
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Diversity Score0.600.58
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Graduation Rate80-89%
88%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
27%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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