Decatur Middle School

1011 Prospect Drive Se
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Serving 856 students in grades 6-8, Decatur Middle School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
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).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 856 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Decatur Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Decatur Middle School's student population of 856 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
856 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
49 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Decatur Middle School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
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.
This School
State Level (AL)
#746 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of Decatur Middle School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
18%
29%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
39%
47%
This chart displays 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 Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
43%
38%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Decatur Middle School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
1%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in Decatur Middle School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
37%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Decatur Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
26%
32%
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White
33%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Alabama.
0.69
This chart displays the diversity score of Decatur Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
5%
This chart displays 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 Alabama by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
School District Name
Source: 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 #746 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What schools are Decatur Middle School often compared to?
Decatur Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Austin Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 39% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% 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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 856 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 67%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • : 39% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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