Decatur Middle School serves 856 students in grades 6-8.
Decatur Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 17% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 36% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).
- Grades: 6-8
- Enrollment: 856 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
- Minority Enrollment: 67%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 17% (Top 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 36% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Decatur Middle School's student population of 856 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 32% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
Decatur Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Decatur Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#706 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Decatur Middle School's ranking?
Decatur Middle School is ranked #706 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
17% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 36% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend Decatur Middle School?
856 students attend Decatur Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
37% of Decatur Middle School students are Hispanic, 33% of students are White, 26% of students are Black, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Decatur Middle School?
Decatur Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Decatur Middle School offer ?
Decatur Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Decatur Middle School part of?
Decatur Middle School is part of Decatur City School District.
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