Top 10 Best Decatur Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 8,765 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 Johns Hill Magnet School, Garfield Montessori School and Alternative Education Center. 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 38% 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 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).

Best Decatur, IL Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Johns Hill Magnet School
Magnet School
Math: 27% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1025 E Johns Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3351
Grades: K-8
| 475 students
Rank: #22.
Garfield Montessori School
Magnet School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Meadow Terrace
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3371
Grades: PK-8
| 357 students
Rank: #33.
Alternative Education Center
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 E Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-3123
Grades: 6-12
| 23 students
Rank: #44.
Dennis Elementary School
Math: 10% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1499 W Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 362-3511
Grades: PK-8
| 466 students
Rank: #55.
Macarthur High School
Math: 11% | Reading: 13%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1499 W Grand Ave
Decatur, IL 62522
(217) 362-3152
Grades: 9-12
| 1,093 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Michael E Baum Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
801 S Lake Ridge Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3521
Grades: K-6
| 320 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Parsons Accelerated School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3591 N Macarthur Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3331
Grades: K-6
| 323 students
Rank: #6 - 86. - 8.
Stevenson Accelerated School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
3900 N Neely Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3541
Grades: K-6
| 265 students
Rank: #99.
Eisenhower High School
Math: 8% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 S 16th St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3102
Grades: 9-12
| 1,023 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2440 N Summit Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3561
Grades: K-6
| 213 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
South Shores Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2500 S Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3321
Grades: K-6
| 298 students
Rank: #1212.
Stephen Decatur Middle School
Math: 4% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1 Educational Park
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3251
Grades: 7-8
| 344 students
Rank: #1313.
Muffley Elementary School
Math: 2% | Reading: 11%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
88 S Country Club Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3341
Grades: K-6
| 393 students
Rank: #1414.
Enterprise Elementary School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 6-9%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2115 S Taylor Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3391
Grades: PK-6
| 263 students
Rank: #1515.
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
Math: 6% | Reading: 7%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4735 E Cantrell St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3201
Grades: 7-8
| 464 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 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: #16 - 1816. - 18.
Oak Grove Accelerated School
Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤5%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2160 W Center St
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3551
Grades: K-6
| 278 students
Rank: #16 - 1816. - 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.
Robertson Charter School
Charter School
Math: 2% | Reading: 7%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2240 E Geddes Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 428-7072
Grades: K-8
| 328 students
Rank: #2020.
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
Futures Unlimited
Alternative School
250 E William St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 429-1054
Grades: 11-12
| 93 students
Milligan Academy Rssp
Alternative School
300 E Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-3062
Grades: 10
| 36 students
2912 N University
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 362-3301
Grades: PK
| 501 students
St Marys Adolescent Ed Program
Alternative School
1800 E Lake Shore Dr
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 464-5000
Grades: Inquire with school
| n/a students
Social-emotional Alternative Program
Special Education School
1900 E. Cleveland Av
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 424-3106
Grades: Inquire with school
| 49 students
1900 E Cleveland Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 362-3310
Grades: PK-12
| 2 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Decatur, Illinois

Decatur, Illinois Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
363 N Water
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 422-6113
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
575 North Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 424-3184
Grades: K-6
| 169 students
300 East Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-3071
Grades: 2-12
| 7 students
2310 East Mound Rd
Decatur, IL 62524
(217) 877-0353
Grades: 12
| n/a students
1 College Park
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 875-7211
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
300 East Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62523
(217) 424-3014
Grades: 11-12
| n/a students
3789 N Water St
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 424-3084
Grades: 7-8
| 465 students
2610 Salem Sch Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 864-2615
Grades: K-3
| 90 students
Sunnyside School (Closed 2018)
Special Education School
303 W Mound Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
(217) 424-3073
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
400 S Maffit St
Decatur, IL 62521
(217) 424-3205
Grades: PK-6
| 331 students

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