MSD Decatur Township School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 9 public schools serving 6,777 students in MSD Decatur Township School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Indiana.
Public Schools in MSD Decatur Township School District have an average math proficiency score of 27% (versus the Indiana public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 30% (versus the 49% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in MSD Decatur Township School District are West Newton Elementary School, Blue Academy and Decatur Central High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. MSD Decatur Township School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Indiana.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Indiana public school average of 34% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

MSD Decatur Township School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Indiana for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
MSD Decatur Township School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (IN)
# Schools
9 Schools
1,901 Schools
# Students
6,777 Students
1,033,226 Students
# Teachers
380 Teachers
65,700 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

MSD Decatur Township School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 364 school districts in Indiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90% has increased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (IN)
Overall District Rank
#315 out of 379 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of MSD Decatur Township  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
45%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MSD Decatur Township  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MSD Decatur Township  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of MSD Decatur Township  School District and public school graduation rate of IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.59
0.54
# American Indian Students
16 Students
1,796 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
48 Students
28,278 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
906 Students
135,499 Students
% Hispanic Students
13%
13%
# Black Students
1,265 Students
132,785 Students
% Black Students
19%
13%
# White Students
4,071 Students
679,714 Students
% White Students
60%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
919 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
466 Students
54,135 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
167
16,676
# Students in K Grade:
478
72,937
# Students in 1st Grade:
492
76,116
# Students in 2nd Grade:
437
73,804
# Students in 3rd Grade:
496
75,145
# Students in 4th Grade:
516
75,192
# Students in 5th Grade:
497
76,562
# Students in 6th Grade:
540
78,955
# Students in 7th Grade:
568
81,506
# Students in 8th Grade:
555
81,695
# Students in 9th Grade:
532
82,239
# Students in 10th Grade:
508
80,997
# Students in 11th Grade:
500
81,747
# Students in 12th Grade:
491
77,837
# Ungraded Students:
-
1,818

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $13,373 is higher than the state median of $12,585. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $11,215 is less than the state median of $11,723. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (IN)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$91 MM
$17 MM
This chart display total revenue of MSD Decatur Township  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$76 MM
$16 MM
This chart display total spending of MSD Decatur Township  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$13,373
$12,585
This chart display average revenue per public school student in MSD Decatur Township  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$11,215
$11,723
This chart display average spending per public school student in MSD Decatur Township  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in IN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best MSD Decatur Township School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Newton Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7529 Mooresville Rd
West Newton, IN 46183
(317) 856-5237
Grades: 1-6
| 581 students
Rank: #22.
Blue Academy
Math: 39% | Reading: 33%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5650 Mann Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-4100
Grades: 1-6
| 694 students
Rank: #33.
Decatur Central High School
Math: 20% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5251 Kentucky Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-5288
Grades: 9-12
| 1,818 students
Rank: #44.
Stephen Decatur Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3425 S Foltz St
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 241-0183
Grades: 1-6
| 460 students
Rank: #55.
Gold Academy
Math: 33% | Reading: 24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5650 Mann Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-0400
Grades: 1-6
| 629 students
Rank: #66.
Valley Mills Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5101 S High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-6363
Grades: 1-6
| 614 students
Rank: #77.
Decatur Middle School
Math: 15% | Reading: 25%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5108 S High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-5274
Grades: 7-8
| 1,118 students
Rank: #88.
Decatur Twp School For Excellence
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
5106 S High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46221
(317) 856-0900
Grades: 8-12
| 218 students
Rank: n/an/a
4640 Santa Fe Dr
Indianapolis, IN 46241
(317) 243-7559
Grades: PK-K
| 645 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • MSD Decatur Township School District
  • 5275 Kentucky Ave, Indianapolis, IN, 46221-9616
  • (317) 856-5265
  • decaturproud.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,777 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90% (Btm 50% in IN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 27% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 30% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), IN Dept. of Education

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