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Decatur City School District


Decatur City School District is located in north Alabama. Decatur City School District has 53.67 square miles of land area and 6.80 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Decatur City School District population is 55,641. Decatur City School District median household income is $42,867 in 2010-2014. Decatur City School District median house value is $123,500 in 2010-2014. On average, Decatur City School District is better than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (55 out of 131, top 42%)
Elementary/Middle School: (59 out of 132, top 45%)*
Rank: #55
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:20
Population55,641 (2010-2014), rank #21
Population Growth0.46% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:920.13/sq mi, rank #21
Median Household Income:$42,867 at 2010-2014—5.85% increase since 2005-2009, rank #41
Median House Price:$123,500 at 2010-2014—6.83% increase since 2005-2009, rank #37
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:53.67 sq mi, rank #89
Water Area:6.80 sq mi (11.24%), rank #45
County:Morgan County, Limestone County
Zip:35603, 35601, 35640, 35673, 35671
Area:Decatur, AL;Huntsville, AL
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Decatur City School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

302 4th Ave Ne
Decatur AL, 35601, Morgan County
Phone: 256-552-3000

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:8,6068,4188,554NA8,7538,8218,918
English Language Learner Students:672NA807NA932951979
Total Teachers:673.43755.43718.43752.93719.43704.30632.80
Total Other Staff:565.000.00555.24613.50452.40658.00642.20
Instructional Aides:107.00NA108.00135.00NA19.00NA
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:4.50NA14.0019.00NA145.00NA
Total Guidance Counselors:25.00NA27.0028.0028.0028.0028.00
Elementary Guidance Counselors:16.00NA16.0016.0016.0016.00NA
Secondary Guidance Counselors:7.00NA7.008.008.538.70NA
Other Guidance Counselors:2.00NA4.004.003.473.30NA
Librarians/Media Specialists:19.00NA19.0019.0019.0019.0019.00
Library/Media Support:1.00NA0.005.505.507.008.00
District Administrators:4.50NA8.008.009.509.502.00
District Administrative Support:5.50NA20.0021.0018.0019.00NA
School Administrators:35.00NA28.0028.0028.5028.5033.00
School Administrative Support:59.50NA48.0045.0044.0042.00103.90
Student Support Services:27.00NA19.5021.0021.0017.0026.30
Other Support Services:277.00NA263.74284.00278.90324.00422.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:12.7811.1411.91NA12.1712.5214.09


Austin High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1625 Danville Rd Sw, Decatur AL 35601
Austinville Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   2320 Clara Ave Sw, Decatur AL 35601
Banks-Caddell Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   211 Gordon Dr Se, Decatur AL 35601
Benjamin Davis Elementary School Kindergarten to Grade 2   417 Monroe Dr Nw, Decatur AL 35601
Brookhaven Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1302 5th Ave Sw, Decatur AL 35601
Cedar Ridge Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   2715 Danville Rd Sw, Decatur AL 35603
Chestnut Grove Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   3205 Cedarhurst Dr Sw, Decatur AL 35603
Decatur High Dev Grade 9 to Grade 12   1011a Prospect Dr Se, Decatur AL 35601
Decatur High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1011 Prospect Dr Se, Decatur AL 35601
Eastwood Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1802 26th Ave Se, Decatur AL 35601
Frances Nungester Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   726 Tammy St Sw, Decatur AL 35603
Horizon High School Grade 8 to Grade 12   809 Church St Ne, Decatur AL 35601
Julian Harris Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1922 Mcauliffe Dr Sw, Decatur AL 35603
Leon Sheffield Magnet Elementary SchoolGrade 3 to Grade 5   801 Wilson St Nw, Decatur AL 35601
Long Term Case Kindergarten to Grade 12   910 Wilson St Ne, Decatur AL 35601
Oak Pk Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   1218 16th Ave Se, Decatur AL 35601
Somerville Road Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   910 Somerville Rd Se, Decatur AL 35601
Walter Jackson Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   1950 Park St Se, Decatur AL 35601
West Decatur Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   708 Memorial Dr Sw, Decatur AL 35601
Woodmeade Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   1400 19th Ave Sw, Decatur AL 35601

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2004Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std48.5%46.9%
2005Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std45.6%44.8%
2006Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std54.1%49%
2008Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std52.66%46.76%
2009Grammar and Usage10th Grade% met std45.74%42.56%
2004Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std67.4%65%
2005Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std67.5%64.3%
2006Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std79.7%69%
2008Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std79.07%64.91%
2009Holistic Composition10th Grade% met std84.77%76.43%
2004Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std60.1%60.3%
2005Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std54.7%56.8%
2006Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std68.4%63.6%
2008Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std66.67%61.3%
2009Sentence Formation10th Grade% met std59.39%61.43%
2004Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std52.8%56.7%
2005Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std56.7%54.6%
2006Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std59.9%59.2%
2008Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std59.5%59.53%
2009Writing Mechanics10th Grade% met std59.22%57.81%
2004Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std55.4%50.6%
2005Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std43.1%42.2%
2006Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std54.5%45%
2008Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std31.96%37.08%
2009Grammar and Usage5th Grade% met std45.6%37.25%
2004Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std70.4%57.3%
2005Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std70.9%58.7%
2006Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std76.5%64%
2008Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std74.92%62.46%
2009Holistic Composition5th Grade% met std74.73%64.88%
2004Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std54.5%48.9%
2005Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std45.8%44.4%
2006Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std48.8%48.1%
2008Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std48.74%43.41%
2009Sentence Formation5th Grade% met std44.97%43.74%
2004Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std52.7%47%
2005Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std45.2%42.6%
2006Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std51.1%48.1%
2008Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std37.18%39.83%
2009Writing Mechanics5th Grade% met std45.6%40.59%
2004Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std49.4%42%
2005Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std46.9%41%
2006Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std55.8%45.4%
2008Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std60.65%46.94%
2009Grammar and Usage7th Grade% met std61.04%56.16%
2004Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std63.8%55.7%
2005Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std71.6%63%
2006Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std75.8%60%
2008Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std83.42%65.27%
2009Holistic Composition7th Grade% met std79.72%65.55%
2004Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std59.9%51.7%
2005Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std53.2%48.9%
2006Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std65%55.1%
2008Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std67.38%56.69%
2009Sentence Formation7th Grade% met std66.4%62.72%
2004Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std54.5%51.1%
2005Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std52.3%48.9%
2006Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std57.7%51.2%
2008Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std70.98%58.32%
2009Writing Mechanics7th Grade% met std65.75%60.06%
2008Biology11th Grade% met std66.09%72.59%
2009Biology11th Grade% met std82.91%87.59%
2010Biology11th Grade% met std93.1%93.34%
2011Biology11th Grade% met std94.46%94.47%
2012Biology11th Grade% met std96.21%95.24%
2004Language11th Grade% met std84.5%81%
2005Language11th Grade% met std82.5%80.4%
2006Language11th Grade% met std83.3%82.2%
2007Language11th Grade% met std82.18%80.01%
2008Language11th Grade% met std78.78%76.95%
2009Language11th Grade% met std77.3%81.82%
2010Language11th Grade% met std74.18%78.46%
2011Language11th Grade% met std73.52%77.64%
2012Language11th Grade% met std73.05%75.1%
2004Math11th Grade% met std87.5%78%
2005Math11th Grade% met std82.6%78.3%
2006Math11th Grade% met std88%83.6%
2007Math11th Grade% met std89.79%83.74%
2008Math11th Grade% met std87.48%84.02%
2009Math11th Grade% met std87.02%85.56%
2010Math11th Grade% met std82.15%84.32%
2011Math11th Grade% met std86.76%85.39%
2012Math11th Grade% met std86.25%85.03%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std89.6%86.9%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std86.3%85.7%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std87.5%85.6%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std85.29%82.19%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std85.4%81.17%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std80.11%81.63%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std78.91%81.82%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std81.62%83.29%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std85.66%82.92%
2004Science11th Grade% met std88.4%82.1%
2005Science11th Grade% met std82.5%80.9%
2006Science11th Grade% met std85.7%84.8%
2007Science11th Grade% met std85.12%82.09%
2008Science11th Grade% met std80.39%81.22%
2009Science11th Grade% met std73.83%75.76%
2004Social Studies11th Grade% met std79.9%74.2%
2005Social Studies11th Grade% met std75.5%76%
2006Social Studies11th Grade% met std78.7%77.1%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std75.95%73.9%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std73.78%72.58%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std78.74%78.86%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std70.49%73.05%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std69.35%71.38%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std65.74%71.26%
2010Biology12th Grade% met std89.87%94.02%
2011Biology12th Grade% met std98.13%98.1%
2012Biology12th Grade% met std98.69%98.49%
2004Language12th Grade% met std98.4%95.4%
2005Language12th Grade% met std98.2%94.5%
2006Language12th Grade% met std98.5%94.7%
2007Language12th Grade% met std88.17%89.7%
2008Language12th Grade% met std95.01%94.49%
2009Language12th Grade% met std92.32%92.8%
2010Language12th Grade% met std89.62%91.1%
2011Language12th Grade% met std90.86%91.4%
2012Language12th Grade% met std90.64%90.39%
2004Math12th Grade% met std99.2%95.7%
2005Math12th Grade% met std98.5%94.7%
2006Math12th Grade% met std98.1%95.6%
2007Math12th Grade% met std89.74%90.48%
2008Math12th Grade% met std96.11%95.45%
2009Math12th Grade% met std96.71%95.36%
2010Math12th Grade% met std96.41%94.73%
2011Math12th Grade% met std95.9%94.82%
2012Math12th Grade% met std95.88%94.83%
2004Reading12th Grade% met std98.2%96.5%
2005Reading12th Grade% met std97.7%95.4%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std97.7%95.2%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std88.16%90.19%
2008Reading12th Grade% met std95.74%95.01%
2009Reading12th Grade% met std93.6%94.2%
2010Reading12th Grade% met std92.25%93.57%
2011Reading12th Grade% met std93.28%93.78%
2012Reading12th Grade% met std94.57%93.62%
2004Science12th Grade% met std98.7%95.9%
2005Science12th Grade% met std98.5%95.3%
2006Science12th Grade% met std98.7%95.9%
2007Science12th Grade% met std88.17%90.62%
2008Science12th Grade% met std94.46%95.24%
2009Science12th Grade% met std90.85%93.62%
2004Social Studies12th Grade% met std97.4%92.7%
2005Social Studies12th Grade% met std97.2%93.4%
2006Social Studies12th Grade% met std96.1%93.7%
2007Social Studies12th Grade% met std87.57%88.74%
2008Social Studies12th Grade% met std93.72%92.95%
2009Social Studies12th Grade% met std90.86%91.58%
2010Social Studies12th Grade% met std90.19%90.45%
2011Social Studies12th Grade% met std87.69%87.99%
2012Social Studies12th Grade% met std88.76%89.74%
2005Mathematics3rd Grade% met std77.7%74.1%
2006Mathematics3rd Grade% met std78.1%77.7%
2007Mathematics3rd Grade% met std76.25%77.41%
2008Mathematics3rd Grade% met std81.63%77.69%
2009Mathematics3rd Grade% met std79.5%79.37%
2010Mathematics3rd Grade% met std82.98%80.13%
2011Mathematics3rd Grade% met std84.12%83.7%
2012Mathematics3rd Grade% met std86.54%85.23%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std79.2%81%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std81.4%83.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std81.33%84.9%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std84.64%85.35%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std83.95%85.83%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std85.68%86.59%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std85.31%86.82%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std87.15%88.18%
2004Mathematics4th Grade% met std63.8%71.9%
2005Mathematics4th Grade% met std71.5%74%
2006Mathematics4th Grade% met std75.8%77.9%
2007Mathematics4th Grade% met std76.69%78.31%
2008Mathematics4th Grade% met std75.65%78.93%
2009Mathematics4th Grade% met std79.15%79.12%
2010Mathematics4th Grade% met std83.09%81.26%
2011Mathematics4th Grade% met std84.34%82.42%
2012Mathematics4th Grade% met std90.87%85.24%
2004Reading4th Grade% met std76.9%76.9%
2005Reading4th Grade% met std81.3%83.3%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std79.8%84.4%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std85.27%85.01%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std80.16%86.09%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std85.83%86.5%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std83.52%86.69%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std86.63%87.93%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std88.57%88.16%
2005Mathematics5th Grade% met std69.4%71.8%
2006Mathematics5th Grade% met std78.2%76.5%
2007Mathematics5th Grade% met std81.16%77.26%
2008Mathematics5th Grade% met std77.31%77.97%
2009Mathematics5th Grade% met std75.57%79.94%
2010Mathematics5th Grade% met std83.44%82.61%
2011Mathematics5th Grade% met std89.47%88.95%
2012Mathematics5th Grade% met std91.9%91.32%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std79.1%80.9%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std79.7%80.7%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std81.04%84.6%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std83.07%84.37%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std79.48%84.65%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std82.11%85.64%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std83.85%88.59%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std88.27%88.88%
2004Mathematics6th Grade% met std55.9%56%
2005Mathematics6th Grade% met std60.3%66.5%
2006Mathematics6th Grade% met std70.6%74.7%
2007Mathematics6th Grade% met std70.48%73.46%
2008Mathematics6th Grade% met std69.87%71.9%
2009Mathematics6th Grade% met std73.87%74.92%
2010Mathematics6th Grade% met std77.28%76.94%
2011Mathematics6th Grade% met std81.36%77.64%
2012Mathematics6th Grade% met std78.25%77.16%
2004Reading6th Grade% met std78.2%82.4%
2005Reading6th Grade% met std77.9%81.6%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std79.4%83%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std80.55%84.87%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std78.57%86.61%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std83.98%86.2%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std80.15%86.13%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std89.22%88.19%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std83.52%88.35%
2005Mathematics7th Grade% met std53.3%56.9%
2006Mathematics7th Grade% met std64%59.1%
2007Mathematics7th Grade% met std57.1%59.82%
2008Mathematics7th Grade% met std59.23%61.26%
2009Mathematics7th Grade% met std69.05%65.79%
2010Mathematics7th Grade% met std70.84%68.76%
2011Mathematics7th Grade% met std74.52%70.36%
2012Mathematics7th Grade% met std76.64%72.5%
2005Reading7th Grade% met std70.7%75.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std76.5%74.3%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std78.65%77%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std75.9%79.13%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std79.84%81.28%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std85.94%83.02%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std82.35%84.9%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std85.64%86.25%
2005Mathematics8th Grade% met std67.7%63%
2006Mathematics8th Grade% met std70%67.6%
2007Mathematics8th Grade% met std74.12%66.3%
2008Mathematics8th Grade% met std73.02%68.13%
2009Mathematics8th Grade% met std73.03%73.77%
2010Mathematics8th Grade% met std81.09%78.62%
2011Mathematics8th Grade% met std83.98%77.01%
2012Mathematics8th Grade% met std82.34%78.62%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std63.1%57.3%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std70.2%69.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std73.8%71.7%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std73.21%71.94%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std74.04%73.87%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std73.54%74.89%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std74.24%73.51%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std79.93%76.95%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std78.25%79.33%
ASA Test
2008Science5th Grade% met std63.71%69.84%
2009Science5th Grade% met std61.82%73.2%
2010Science5th Grade% met std67.52%77.35%
2011Science5th Grade% met std71.03%78.77%
2012Science5th Grade% met std76.16%80.09%
2008Science7th Grade% met std54.32%60.51%
2009Science7th Grade% met std67.1%70.34%
2010Science7th Grade% met std64.44%68.79%
2011Science7th Grade% met std63.49%68.5%
2012Science7th Grade% met std70.59%75.67%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$91,662,000$10,716 $95,452,000NA $92,667,000$10,587 
Total Expenditures:$92,936,000$10,865 $91,430,000NA $92,142,000$10,527 
Total Current Expenditures:$84,658,000$9,897 $86,995,000NA $87,904,000$10,043 
Instructional Expenditures:$53,596,000$6,26663.3%$54,527,000NA62.7%$55,673,000$6,36063.3%
Student and Staff Support:$6,942,000$8128.2%$7,758,000NA8.9%$7,807,000$8928.9%
Operations, Food, Other:$16,222,000$1,89619.2%$16,561,000NA19.0%$16,316,000$1,86418.6%
Total Capital Outlay:$5,906,000$690 $2,118,000NA $1,915,000$219 
Construction:$5,530,000$646 $1,814,000NA $1,414,000$162 
Total Other:$1,127,000$132 $1,015,000NA $997,000$114 
Interest on Debt:$1,142,000$134 $1,210,000NA $1,211,000$138 
Total Salary:$51,175,000$5,983 $51,898,000NA $52,213,000$5,965 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$36,299,000$4,24470.9%$36,750,000NA70.8%$36,925,000$4,21970.7%
Other Salary:$14,876,000$1,73929.1%$15,148,000NA29.2%$15,288,000$1,74729.3%
Total Benefit:$18,877,000$2,207 $21,217,000NA $21,444,000$2,450 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$12,697,000$1,48467.3%$14,294,000NA67.4%$14,390,000$1,64467.1%
Other Benefit:$6,180,000$72232.7%$6,923,000NA32.6%$7,054,000$80632.9%

* Decatur City School District was rated 3.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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