Decatur Middle School

  • Decatur Middle School serves 933 students in grades 7-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 34% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 52% (which is lower than the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 31%.

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School Overview

  • Decatur Middle School's student population of 933 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 51 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-8
Total Students933 students
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Total Classroom Teachers51 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Middle School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.29. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank#1337 out of 1,767 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
54%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:117:1
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Asian
n/a
2%
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Hispanic
12%
12%
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Black
12%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Decatur Middle School and the percentage of Black public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
73%
69%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Decatur Middle School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
5%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Decatur Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.440.29
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Decatur Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameM S D Decatur Township School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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