South Decatur Elementary School

  • South Decatur Elementary School serves 463 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 63% (which is higher than the Indiana state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 63% (which is equal to the Indiana state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • South Decatur Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Indiana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the Indiana state level of 17:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 4% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Indiana state average of 32%.

Top Placements

South Decatur Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Indiana for:

School Overview

  • South Decatur Elementary School's student population of 463 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 29 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students463 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of South Decatur Elementary School
Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Decatur Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,769 schools in Indiana (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 15:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Decatur Elementary School is 0.08, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.50. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IN)
Overall School Rank (16-17)#750 out of 1769 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
63%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Indiana by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio16:117:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of South Decatur Elementary School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
12%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
96%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Indiana by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Decatur Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IN.
Diversity Score0.080.50
This chart display the diversity score of South Decatur Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South Decatur Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Indiana by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDecatur County Community Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, IN Dept. of Education

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