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Decatur School District 61


Decatur School District 61 is located close to the center of Illinois. Decatur School District 61 has 42.45 square miles of land area and 4.73 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Decatur School District 61 population is 71,435. Decatur School District 61 median household income is $38,656 in 2010-2014. Decatur School District 61 median house value is $79,100 in 2010-2014. On average, Decatur School District 61 is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (453 out of 476, bottom 5%)
Elementary/Middle School: (731 out of 757, bottom 3%)*
Rank: #832
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:23
Population71,435 (2010-2014), rank #44
Population Growth0.85% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:1,513.78/sq mi, rank #212
Median Household Income:$38,656 at 2010-2014—2.55% increase since 2005-2009, rank #791
Median House Price:$79,100 at 2010-2014—7.33% increase since 2005-2009, rank #735
Time Zone:Central GMT -6:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:42.45 sq mi, rank #475
Water Area:4.73 sq mi (10.03%), rank #56
County:Macon County
City:Decatur, Mount Zion
Zip:62526, 62521, 62522, 62523
Area:Decatur, IL
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Decatur School District 61 Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

101 West Cerro Gordo St
Decatur IL, 62523, Macon County
Phone: 217-424-3011

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:8,9639,0569,0079,0659,1899,0919,605
English Language Learner Students:77646671778977
Total Teachers:438.45NA438.89457.92502.12512.00464.80
Total Other Staff:144.37578.2188.1693.6582.4685.9085.50
Instructional Aides:NA234.16NANANANANA
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:NANA21.0024.731.007.8015.00
Total Guidance Counselors:12.0014.4915.5015.2517.0016.7011.80
Elementary Guidance Counselors:6.506.
Secondary Guidance Counselors:5.508.497.507.238.2212.2011.80
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:NANA3.004.006.506.507.00
Library/Media Support:NA0.00NANANANANA
District Administrators:3.77NA8.007.6311.0010.002.00
District Administrative Support:NA35.48NANANANA12.00
School Administrators:30.60NA34.5535.4539.5638.5018.10
School Administrative Support:NA137.85NANANANA2.00
Student Support Services:NANA6.116.597.406.4014.60
Other Support Services:98.00156.23NANANANA3.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:20.44NA20.5219.8018.3017.7620.66


Benjamin Franklin Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   2440 North Summit Ave, Decatur IL 62526
Brush College Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   575 North Brush College Rd, Decatur IL 62521
Dennis Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 7   1499 West Main St, Decatur IL 62522
Durfee Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   1000 West Grand Ave, Decatur IL 62522
Eisenhower High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1 Educational Park, Decatur IL 62526
Enterprise Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   2115 South Taylor Rd, Decatur IL 62521
Garfield Montessori SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 8   300 Meadow Terrace Place, Decatur IL 62521
Hope AcademyPrekindergarten to Grade 8   955 North Illinois St, Decatur IL 62521
Johns Hill Magnet SchoolKindergarten to Grade 8   1025 East Johns Ave, Decatur IL 62521
Macarthur High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1155 North Fairview Ave, Decatur IL 62522
Mary W French AcademyKindergarten to Grade 6   520 West Wood St, Decatur IL 62522
Michael E Baum Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   801 South Lake Ridge Ave, Decatur IL 62521
Muffley Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   88 South Country Club Rd, Decatur IL 62521
Oak Grove Accelerated SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   2160 West Center St, Decatur IL 62526
Parsons Accelerated SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   3591 North Macarthur Rd, Decatur IL 62526
Pershing Early Learning Center Prekindergarten to Kindergarten   2912 North University Ave, Decatur IL 62526
Phoenix Enrichment Center Grade 1 to Grade 12   1900 East Cleveland Ave, Decatur IL 62521
Robertson Charter SchoolKindergarten to Grade 8   2240 East Geddes Ave, Decatur IL 62526
South Shores Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 6   2500 South Franklin St Rd, Decatur IL 62521
Stephen Decatur Middle SchoolGrade 7 to Grade 8   300 East Eldorado St, Decatur IL 62523
Stevenson Accelerated SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   3900 North Neely Ave, Decatur IL 62526
Thomas Jefferson Middle SchoolGrade 7 to Grade 8   4735 East Cantrell St, Decatur IL 62521
William Harris Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 6   620 East Garfield Ave, Decatur IL 62526

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2003Math3rd Grade% met std69.8%75.7%
2004Math3rd Grade% met std75.0%79.1%
2005Math3rd Grade% met std72.7%79.3%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std74.7%85.6%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std76.1%86.7%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std81.5%85.1%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std79%85.2%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std79.0%86.4%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std79.7%87.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std74.5%87.7%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std35.9%54.8%
2003Reading3rd Grade% met std54.9%62.0%
2004Reading3rd Grade% met std60.4%65.1%
2005Reading3rd Grade% met std60.1%66.6%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std53.3%70.7%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std58.9%72.9%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std65.8%71.8%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std67.2%72.2%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std69.7%73.7%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std67.3%74.7%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std63.7%76.0%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std44.9%58.8%
2006Math4th Grade% met std71.1%84.8%
2007Math4th Grade% met std74.5%86.4%
2008Math4th Grade% met std75.8%84.6%
2009Math4th Grade% met std78.5%85.8%
2010Math4th Grade% met std77.7%85.9%
2011Math4th Grade% met std79.4%87.7%
2012Math4th Grade% met std75.7%88.1%
2013Math4th Grade% met std39.1%60.2%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std55.0%72.9%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std56.5%73.7%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std63.0%73.2%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std65.3%73.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std64.0%73.7%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std66.7%74.7%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std58.8%76.0%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std46.3%59.2%
2003Science4th Grade% met std58.9%66.5%
2004Science4th Grade% met std53.2%67.8%
2005Science4th Grade% met std61.6%71.4%
2006Science4th Grade% met std62.8%79.9%
2007Science4th Grade% met std64.6%79.7%
2008Science4th Grade% met std66.9%76.2%
2009Science4th Grade% met std64.7%76.8%
2010Science4th Grade% met std65.7%76.6%
2011Science4th Grade% met std68.8%79.4%
2012Science4th Grade% met std62.6%79.8%
2013Science4th Grade% met std65.5%80.9%
2003Math5th Grade% met std49.0%68.3%
2004Math5th Grade% met std57.2%71.8%
2005Math5th Grade% met std61.4%73.2%
2006Math5th Grade% met std65.3%78.6%
2007Math5th Grade% met std66.3%82.5%
2008Math5th Grade% met std73.1%81.3%
2009Math5th Grade% met std73.2%82.5%
2010Math5th Grade% met std76.9%83.4%
2011Math5th Grade% met std75.8%84.0%
2012Math5th Grade% met std69.1%83.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std43.2%59.4%
2003Reading5th Grade% met std50.3%60.4%
2004Reading5th Grade% met std47.5%60.9%
2005Reading5th Grade% met std49.9%62.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std52.6%68.5%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std49.2%69.7%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std61.9%73.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std63.8%73.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std66.1%74.7%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std67.0%76.4%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std65.5%77.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std44.5%58.9%
2006Math6th Grade% met std68.3%79.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std75.8%81.4%
2008Math6th Grade% met std68.0%82.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std75.5%82.4%
2010Math6th Grade% met std78.7%84.6%
2011Math6th Grade% met std78.3%83.9%
2012Math6th Grade% met std73.1%84.9%
2013Math6th Grade% met std38.7%59.6%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std62.7%72.8%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std65.9%73.4%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std67.5%79.1%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std73.7%79.9%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std76.5%81.2%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std78.4%84.1%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std68.9%81.7%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std45.0%58.9%
2006Math7th Grade% met std56.3%76.0%
2007Math7th Grade% met std61.3%79.4%
2008Math7th Grade% met std69.1%80.4%
2009Math7th Grade% met std61.7%82.7%
2010Math7th Grade% met std73.7%84.4%
2011Math7th Grade% met std73.6%84.3%
2012Math7th Grade% met std73.7%84.6%
2013Math7th Grade% met std34.6%59.1%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std51.9%72%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std54.4%73.3%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std65.8%77.7%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std59.3%77.5%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std65.4%77.4%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std65.0%78.8%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std61.7%78.1%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std34.7%58.5%
2003Science7th Grade% met std55.8%73.7%
2004Science7th Grade% met std56.9%74.4%
2005Science7th Grade% met std56.2%74.6%
2006Science7th Grade% met std64.0%80.9%
2007Science7th Grade% met std63.7%79.3%
2008Science7th Grade% met std71.4%79.2%
2009Science7th Grade% met std65.9%79.5%
2010Science7th Grade% met std69.3%82.4%
2011Science7th Grade% met std68.9%81.9%
2012Science7th Grade% met std60.9%79.9%
2013Science7th Grade% met std57.7%79.0%
2003Math8th Grade% met std32.0%53.1%
2004Math8th Grade% met std33.8%54.4%
2005Math8th Grade% met std30.6%54.3%
2006Math8th Grade% met std56.6%78.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std65.8%81.3%
2008Math8th Grade% met std64.7%80.3%
2009Math8th Grade% met std67.8%81.7%
2010Math8th Grade% met std70.7%83.7%
2011Math8th Grade% met std78.1%86.3%
2012Math8th Grade% met std72.5%85.0%
2013Math8th Grade% met std39.8%58.9%
2003Reading8th Grade% met std45.2%63.7%
2004Reading8th Grade% met std50.3%67.1%
2005Reading8th Grade% met std54.6%72.8%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std60.3%79.2%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std67.2%81.7%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std65.5%81.4%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std70.9%83.6%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std70.0%84.1%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std73.7%85.0%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std72.0%86.2%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std37.1%59.8%
2003Math11th Grade% met std37.6%53.3%
2004Math11th Grade% met std36.3%53.1%
2005Math11th Grade% met std35.3%52.8%
2006Math11th Grade% met std31.3%53.7%
2007Math11th Grade% met std33.4%52.7%
2008Math11th Grade% met std29.9%53.0%
2009Math11th Grade% met std30.2%51.6%
2010Math11th Grade% met std36.7%52.7%
2011Math11th Grade% met std30.0%51.3%
2012Math11th Grade% met std25.0%51.6%
2013Math11th Grade% met std23.2%51.8%
2003Reading11th Grade% met std50.3%56.4%
2004Reading11th Grade% met std47.6%56.8%
2005Reading11th Grade% met std50.7%59.5%
2006Reading11th Grade% met std41.8%58.4%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std41.8%54.0%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std32.6%53.3%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std47.3%56.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std46.5%54.0%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std39.8%51.1%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std36.1%50.6%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std33.7%54.8%
2003Science11th Grade% met std41.4%51.3%
2004Science11th Grade% met std40.5%52.9%
2005Science11th Grade% met std41.9%52.5%
2006Science11th Grade% met std33.2%50.8%
2007Science11th Grade% met std38.8%51.0%
2008Science11th Grade% met std29.0%51.2%
2009Science11th Grade% met std32.4%50.5%
2010Science11th Grade% met std37.2%52.4%
2011Science11th Grade% met std30.6%49.2%
2012Science11th Grade% met std31.6%51.7%
2013Science11th Grade% met std22.8%49.4%

Some data by SchoolDigger.com.

School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$104,943,000$11,651 $109,018,000$12,026 $103,073,000$11,217 
Total Expenditures:$113,680,000$12,621 $105,454,000$11,633 $109,816,000$11,951 
Total Current Expenditures:$92,968,000$10,322 $88,199,000$9,730 $90,331,000$9,830 
Instructional Expenditures:$41,215,000$4,57644.3%$42,740,000$4,71548.5%$42,930,000$4,67247.5%
Student and Staff Support:$9,994,000$1,11010.7%$9,326,000$1,02910.6%$11,085,000$1,20612.3%
Operations, Food, Other:$19,080,000$2,11820.5%$18,649,000$2,05721.1%$19,111,000$2,08021.2%
Total Capital Outlay:$1,648,000$183 $1,645,000$181 $4,066,000$442 
Construction:$373,000$41 $248,000$27 $429,000$47 
Total Other:$1,379,000$153 $1,085,000$120 $1,223,000$133 
Interest on Debt:$2,979,000$331 $549,000$61 $598,000$65 
Total Salary:$45,265,000$5,026 $46,633,000$5,144 $49,377,000$5,373 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$26,045,000$2,89257.5%$28,075,000$3,09760.2%$27,710,000$3,01656.1%
Other Salary:$19,220,000$2,13442.5%$18,558,000$2,04739.8%$21,667,000$2,35843.9%
Total Benefit:$21,811,000$2,422 $21,674,000$2,391 $22,510,000$2,450 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$12,011,000$1,33455.1%$12,240,000$1,35056.5%$12,396,000$1,34955.1%
Other Benefit:$9,800,000$1,08844.9%$9,434,000$1,04143.5%$10,114,000$1,10144.9%

* Decatur School District 61 was rated 1 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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