West Decatur Elementary School

708 Memorial Dr Sw
Decatur, AL 35601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
3/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 344 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, West Decatur Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 29%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50% in AL
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Decatur Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

West Decatur Elementary School's student population of 344 students has grown by 12% over five school years.
The teacher population of 19 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
344 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
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School Rankings

West Decatur Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,285 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Decatur Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (AL)
#1005 out of 1285 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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10-14%
29%
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20-24%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
64%
10%
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Black
25%
32%
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White
8%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.53
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
88%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Decatur Elementary School's ranking?
West Decatur Elementary School is ranked #1005 out of 1,285 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
10-14% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 29% AL state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% AL state average).
How many students attend West Decatur Elementary School?
344 students attend West Decatur Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
64% of West Decatur Elementary School students are Hispanic, 25% of students are Black, 8% of students are White, and 3% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Decatur Elementary School?
West Decatur Elementary School has a student ration of 18:1, which is equal to the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does West Decatur Elementary School offer ?
West Decatur Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is West Decatur Elementary School part of?
West Decatur Elementary School is part of Decatur City School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 344 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 92%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 10-14% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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