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For the 2021 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 9,058 students in Decatur, IL. Decatur has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Decatur, IL are Alternative Education Center, Garfield Montessori School and Johns Hill Magnet School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Decatur, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 8% (versus the Illinois public school average of 32%), and reading proficiency score of 13% (versus the 37% statewide average). Schools in Decatur have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Top Decatur, IL Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Alternative Education Center Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 E Eldorado St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    (217) 424-3123

    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Garfield Montessori School Magnet School
    Math: 15-19% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 Meadow Terrace
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3371

    Grades: PK-8 | 357 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Johns Hill Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 25% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1025 E Johns Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3351

    Grades: K-8 | 475 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Macarthur High School Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1499 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3152

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,093 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Dennis Elementary School Math: 12% | Reading: 23%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1499 W Main St
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3511

    Grades: PK-8 | 466 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Eisenhower High School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1200 S 16th St
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3102

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,023 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Michael E Baum Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    801 S Lake Ridge Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3521

    Grades: K-6 | 320 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Parsons Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3591 N Macarthur Rd
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3331

    Grades: K-6 | 323 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Stevenson Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3900 N Neely Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3541

    Grades: K-6 | 265 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Thomas Jefferson Middle School Math: 5% | Reading: 12%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4735 E Cantrell St
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3201

    Grades: 7-8 | 464 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Oak Grove Accelerated School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2160 W Center St
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3551

    Grades: K-6 | 278 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    South Shores Elementary School Math: 6-9% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2500 S Franklin St
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3321

    Grades: K-6 | 298 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2440 N Summit Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3561

    Grades: K-6 | 213 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Stephen Decatur Middle School Math: 4% | Reading: 8%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1 Educational Park
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3251

    Grades: 7-8 | 344 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Durfee Magnet Elementary School Magnet School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1077 W Grand Ave
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3500

    Grades: K-6 | 369 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Enterprise Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2115 S Taylor Rd
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3391

    Grades: PK-6 | 263 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    Mary W French Academy Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    520 W Wood St
    Decatur, IL 62522
    (217) 362-3381

    Grades: K-6 | 293 students
  • Rank: #15-1815.- 18.
    William Harris Elementary School Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    620 E Garfield Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3361

    Grades: K-6 | 270 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Muffley Elementary School Math: 4% | Reading: 7%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    88 S Country Club Rd
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3341

    Grades: K-6 | 393 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Robertson Charter School Charter School
    Math: 2% | Reading: 6%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2240 E Geddes Ave
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 428-7072

    Grades: K-8 | 328 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Hope Academy Math: ≤1% | Reading: 4%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    955 N Illinois St
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3281

    Grades: K-8 | 519 students
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.
    Futures Unlimited Alternative School
    250 E William St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    (217) 429-1054

    Grades: 11-12 | 93 students
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.
    Milligan Academy Rssp Alternative School
    300 E Eldorado St
    Decatur, IL 62523
    (217) 424-3062

    Grades: 10 | 36 students
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.2912 N University
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3301

    Grades: PK | 501 students
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.
    St Marys Adolescent Ed Program Alternative School
    1800 E Lake Shore Dr
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 464-5000

    Grades: Inquire with school | n/a student
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.
    Social-emotional Alternative Program Special Education School
    1900 E. Cleveland Av
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 424-3106

    Grades: Inquire with school | 49 students
  • Rank: #22-2722.- 27.1900 E Cleveland Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3310

    Grades: PK-12 | 2 students
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