Decatur Middle School

  • Decatur Middle School serves 213 students in grades 5-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 25-29% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 35-39% (which is lower than the Arkansas state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Decatur Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Arkansas state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 46% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Arkansas state average of 40%.

Top Placements

Decatur Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Arkansas for:

School Overview

  • Decatur Middle School's student population of 213 students has grown by 78% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 15 teachers has grown by 36% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 5-8
Total Students213 students
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Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Decatur Middle 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 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 11:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Decatur Middle School is 0.57, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (AR)
Overall School Rank#852 out of 1008 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)25-29%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)35-39%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:114:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
6%
2%
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Hispanic
37%
13%
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Black
2%
21%
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White
54%
60%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
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 AR.
Diversity Score0.570.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
66%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, AR Dept. of Education

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