West Decatur Elementary School serves 320 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
West Decatur Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 17:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black and Hispanic).
Quick Stats (2023)
- Grades: Prekindergarten-5
- Enrollment: 320 students
- Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
- Minority Enrollment: 89%
- Overall Testing Rank: Bottom 50% in AL
- Math Proficiency: 6-9% (Btm 50%)
- Reading Proficiency: 15-19% (Btm 50%)
- Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education
West Decatur Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:
Percent Eligible For Free Lunch
West Decatur Elementary School's student population of 320 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 21 teachers has grown by 16% over five school years.
Total Classroom Teachers
Students by Grade
West Decatur Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of West Decatur Elementary School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.61. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1042 out of 1276 schools
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
Student : Teacher Ratio
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
School Statewide Testing
School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) 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 #1042 out of 1,276 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?
6-9% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 15-19% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
How many students attend West Decatur Elementary School?
320 students attend West Decatur Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
65% of West Decatur Elementary School students are Hispanic, 22% of students are Black, 11% of students are White, and 2% 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 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 17:1.
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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