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For the 2021 school year, there are 23 public schools in Decatur 61 School District, serving 8,880 students. Decatur 61 School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Illinois.
Public schools in Decatur 61 School District 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). This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Illinois.
The top ranked public schools in Decatur 61 School District 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.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Illinois public school average of 52% (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is more than the Illinois public school average of 15:1.

Overview

School District NameDecatur 61 School District
School District Phone Number(217) 362-3010
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (IL)
# of Schools23 Schools4,240 Schools
# of Students8,880 Students1,991,759 Students
# of Teachers556 Teachers127,332 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:115:1

District Comparison

Decatur 61 School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 863 school districts in Illinois (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 66% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (IL)
Overall Testing Rank
#888 out of 944 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Decatur  61  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
32%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur  61  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
8%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur  61  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
76%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Decatur  61  School District and public school graduation rate of IL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.640.68
# of American Indian Students16 Students5,549 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students60 Students101,257 Students
% Asian Students
1%
5%
# of Hispanic Students352 Students522,077 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
26%
# of Black Students4,052 Students334,713 Students
% Black Students
46%
17%
# of White Students3,326 Students956,384 Students
% White Students
37%
48%
# of Hawaiian Students9 Students2,080 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students1,065 Students69,699 Students
% of Two or more races Students
12%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:61779,846
# of Students in Kindergarten:711131,861
# of Students in 1st Grade:731137,299
# of Students in 2nd Grade:716139,617
# of Students in 3rd Grade:668145,128
# of Students in 4th Grade:671148,297
# of Students in 5th Grade:684150,789
# of Students in 6th Grade:669149,065
# of Students in 7th Grade:649148,606
# of Students in 8th Grade:636150,377
# of Students in 9th Grade:812158,621
# of Students in 10th Grade:633154,549
# of Students in 11th Grade:332149,815
# of Students in 12th Grade:351147,873
# of Ungraded Students: - 16

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $13,696 in this school district is less than the state median of $18,231. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,441 is less than the state median of $17,733. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (IL)
Total Revenue$122 MM$14 MM
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Spending$119 MM$14 MM
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Revenue / Student$13,696$18,231
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Decatur  61  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$13,441$17,733
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Decatur 61 School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pershing Early Learning Center
    2912 N University
    Decatur, IL 62526
    (217) 362-3301

    Grades: PK | 501 students
  • Southeast Learning Center
    1900 E Cleveland Ave
    Decatur, IL 62521
    (217) 362-3310

    Grades: PK-12 | 2 students
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