Decatur County School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 1,672 students in Decatur County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Tennessee.
Public Schools in Decatur County School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the Tennessee public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 33% (versus the 35% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Decatur County School District are Decaturville Elementary School, Parsons Elementary School and Decatur County Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Decatur County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Tennessee.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Tennessee public school average of 37% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

Decatur County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)

Overview

School District Name
Decatur County School District
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 09
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (TN)
# Schools
4 Schools
1,774 Schools
# Students
1,672 Students
998,935 Students
# Teachers
109 Teachers
63,326 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Decatur County School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 146 school districts in Tennessee (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 90-94% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (TN)
Overall District Rank
#47 out of 146 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Decatur County  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Decatur County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Decatur County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
90-94%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Decatur County  School District and public school graduation rate of TN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.18
0.55
# American Indian Students
6 Students
1,648 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
15 Students
19,795 Students
% Asian Students
1%
2%
# Hispanic Students
82 Students
103,087 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
10%
# Black Students
52 Students
218,208 Students
% Black Students
3%
22%
# White Students
1,511 Students
627,837 Students
% White Students
91%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
1,096 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
5 Students
27,264 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
89
28,326
# Students in K Grade:
121
75,244
# Students in 1st Grade:
107
74,402
# Students in 2nd Grade:
117
73,880
# Students in 3rd Grade:
111
74,763
# Students in 4th Grade:
124
78,010
# Students in 5th Grade:
125
78,376
# Students in 6th Grade:
115
76,656
# Students in 7th Grade:
119
74,777
# Students in 8th Grade:
119
73,864
# Students in 9th Grade:
128
75,314
# Students in 10th Grade:
146
74,147
# Students in 11th Grade:
122
71,915
# Students in 12th Grade:
129
69,261
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,231 in this school district is less than the state median of $9,944. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $8,623 is less than the state median of $9,674. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (TN)
Total Revenue
$15 MM
$34 MM
This chart display total revenue of Decatur County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$14 MM
$33 MM
This chart display total spending of Decatur County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,231
$9,944
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Decatur County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$8,623
$9,674
This chart display average spending per public school student in Decatur County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in TN by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Best Decatur County School District Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Decaturville Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
820 South West St
Decaturville, TN 38329
(731) 852-4616
Grades: PK-4
| 272 students
Rank: #22.
Parsons Elementary School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
182 West 4th St
Parsons, TN 38363
(731) 847-7317
Grades: PK-4
| 397 students
Rank: #33.
Decatur County Middle School
Math: 52% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2740 Hwy 641 South
Parsons, TN 38363
(731) 847-6510
Grades: 5-8
| 478 students
Rank: #44.
Riverside High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4250 Highway 641 South
Decaturville, TN 38329
(731) 852-3941
Grades: 9-12
| 525 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 09
  • Students: 1,672 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 10%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 90-94% (Btm 50% in TN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 50% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 33% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.18

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