Decatur High School

  • Decatur High School serves 1,400 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 29% (which is lower than the Washington state average of 51%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 81% (which is higher than the Washington state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Washington state level of 19:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Washington state average of 45%.

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School Overview

  • Decatur High School's student population of 1,400 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur High School's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur High School is 0.77, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WA)
Overall School Rank#1136 out of 2,014 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
29%
51%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
81%
61%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio20:119:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Decatur High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
9%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Decatur High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
24%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Decatur High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
16%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Decatur High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
37%
55%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Decatur High School and the percentage of White public school students in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
4%
1%
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Two or more races
10%
8%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Decatur High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in WA.
Diversity Score0.770.41
This chart display the diversity score of Decatur High School and the public school average diversity score of Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
37%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Decatur High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Decatur High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Washington by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameFederal Way School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, WA Dept. of Education

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