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Decatur Public Schools


Decatur Public Schools is located in south Michigan. Decatur Public Schools has 79.35 square miles of land area and 1.95 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Decatur Public Schools population is 5,283. Decatur Public Schools median household income is $40,524 in 2010-2014. Decatur Public Schools median house value is $92,700 in 2010-2014. On average, Decatur Public Schools is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (379 out of 510, bottom 26%)
Elementary/Middle School: (418 out of 516, bottom 19%)*
Rank: #447
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:3
Population5,283 (2010-2014), rank #404
Population Growth-10.26% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:64.98/sq mi, rank #349
Median Household Income:$40,524 at 2010-2014—5.64% increase since 2005-2009, rank #397
Median House Price:$92,700 at 2010-2014—-13.20% increase since 2005-2009, rank #397
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:79.35 sq mi, rank #247
Water Area:1.95 sq mi (2.40%), rank #219
County:Van Buren County, Cass County
City:Paw Paw, Decatur, Lawrence, Dowagiac, Lawton
Zip:49079, 49045, 49064, 49047, 49065
Area:Kalamazoo-Portage, MI;South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI
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Decatur Public Schools Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

110 Cedar St
Decatur MI, 49045, Van Buren County
Phone: 269-423-6800

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:8529039449561,0181,0681,128
English Language Learner Students:77608870114145148
Total Teachers:51.6553.3051.6054.0059.0057.7057.00
Total Other Staff:44.5047.4048.9056.3561.6062.4057.60
Instructional Aides:7.0514.0015.0018.0021.0021.0019.40
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:1.801.801.
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:
District Administrative Support:0.000.500.501.
School Administrators:
School Administrative Support:6.506.507.507.
Student Support Services:3.001.451.
Other Support Services:18.6018.7016.5019.3519.6021.0019.50
Student-Teacher Ratio:16.5016.9418.2917.7017.2518.5119.79


Davis Elementary SchoolPrekindergarten to Grade 5   409 North Phelps St, Decatur MI 49045
Decatur High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   110 Cedar St, Decatur MI 49045
Decatur Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   405 North Phelps St, Decatur MI 49045

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
2006Math12th Grade% met std47.9%52.4%
2007Math12th Grade% met std37.5%53.5%
2006Reading12th Grade% met std68%70.1%
2007Reading12th Grade% met std61.6%68%
2006Science12th Grade% met std55.4%56.8%
2007Science12th Grade% met std52.1%59.8%
2006Writing12th Grade% met std48%55.2%
2007Writing12th Grade% met std48.6%55.9%
2006Math3rd Grade% met std84.1%87%
2007Math3rd Grade% met std83.8%87.9%
2008Math3rd Grade% met std89%90.2%
2009Math3rd Grade% met std94.8%91.3%
2010Math3rd Grade% met std98.7%94.8%
2011Math3rd Grade% met std95.7%95.3%
2012Math3rd Grade% met std31.1%36.3%
2013Math3rd Grade% met std38%40.9%
2006Reading3rd Grade% met std89.7%86.6%
2007Reading3rd Grade% met std86.4%87.4%
2008Reading3rd Grade% met std85.4%86.4%
2009Reading3rd Grade% met std86.8%86.4%
2010Reading3rd Grade% met std94.7%89.8%
2011Reading3rd Grade% met std81.7%86.8%
2012Reading3rd Grade% met std59.1%62.4%
2013Reading3rd Grade% met std54.3%66.5%
2006Writing3rd Grade% met std47.1%51.5%
2007Writing3rd Grade% met std43.8%51.8%
2008Writing3rd Grade% met std52.4%57.4%
2009Writing3rd Grade% met std62.7%61.1%
2006Math4th Grade% met std72.9%81.6%
2007Math4th Grade% met std87.7%84.6%
2008Math4th Grade% met std80.8%85.8%
2009Math4th Grade% met std84.5%87.9%
2010Math4th Grade% met std92%92.3%
2011Math4th Grade% met std92.5%91.5%
2012Math4th Grade% met std44%39.9%
2013Math4th Grade% met std36.7%44.9%
2006Reading4th Grade% met std76.5%83.2%
2007Reading4th Grade% met std89.4%84.9%
2008Reading4th Grade% met std78.4%84.5%
2009Reading4th Grade% met std82.1%82.8%
2010Reading4th Grade% met std83.8%84.1%
2011Reading4th Grade% met std79.1%84.1%
2012Reading4th Grade% met std56%67.7%
2013Reading4th Grade% met std55.1%68.1%
2006Writing4th Grade% met std37.6%54.8%
2007Writing4th Grade% met std34.8%45.2%
2008Writing4th Grade% met std32%44.5%
2009Writing4th Grade% met std39.8%44.4%
2011Writing4th Grade% met std29.9%47.2%
2012Writing4th Grade% met std29.3%44.5%
2013Writing4th Grade% met std18.4%46.7%
2006Math5th Grade% met std65.6%73.4%
2007Math5th Grade% met std75.6%75.9%
2008Math5th Grade% met std66.2%74.2%
2009Math5th Grade% met std52.6%76.8%
2010Math5th Grade% met std70.2%79.5%
2011Math5th Grade% met std77.8%79.9%
2012Math5th Grade% met std40.9%39.6%
2013Math5th Grade% met std40.6%45.7%
2006Reading5th Grade% met std72.3%80%
2007Reading5th Grade% met std74.4%84.1%
2008Reading5th Grade% met std80.3%81.6%
2009Reading5th Grade% met std64.1%81.5%
2010Reading5th Grade% met std79.8%85.2%
2011Reading5th Grade% met std79.5%85.1%
2012Reading5th Grade% met std64.7%68.8%
2013Reading5th Grade% met std55.9%70.4%
2006Science5th Grade% met std59.8%76.8%
2007Science5th Grade% met std72.5%82.8%
2008Science5th Grade% met std71.8%81.7%
2009Science5th Grade% met std60.5%83.1%
2010Science5th Grade% met std67.9%81%
2011Science5th Grade% met std62.5%78.1%
2012Science5th Grade% met std10.6%15.3%
2013Science5th Grade% met std5.8%13.1%
2006Writing5th Grade% met std53.2%62.9%
2007Writing5th Grade% met std43.6%57.4%
2008Writing5th Grade% met std57.7%58.8%
2009Writing5th Grade% met std40%63.4%
2006Math6th Grade% met std65.5%65.1%
2007Math6th Grade% met std72.9%69%
2008Math6th Grade% met std67.9%72.7%
2009Math6th Grade% met std82.8%79.9%
2010Math6th Grade% met std67.6%82%
2011Math6th Grade% met std80.3%84.5%
2012Math6th Grade% met std40.6%37.1%
2013Math6th Grade% met std36.8%40.2%
2006Reading6th Grade% met std76.1%79.6%
2007Reading6th Grade% met std86.6%83.3%
2008Reading6th Grade% met std75.6%81.8%
2009Reading6th Grade% met std84.6%80.5%
2010Reading6th Grade% met std76.1%87.7%
2011Reading6th Grade% met std83.1%84%
2012Reading6th Grade% met std62.9%67%
2013Reading6th Grade% met std70.4%68.2%
2010Social Studies6th Grade% met std45.1%73.4%
2011Social Studies6th Grade% met std63.2%75.3%
2012Social Studies6th Grade% met std19.7%27.7%
2013Social Studies6th Grade% met std32.9%29.7%
2006Writing6th Grade% met std69.3%74.8%
2007Writing6th Grade% met std71.1%74.1%
2008Writing6th Grade% met std59.8%72.7%
2009Writing6th Grade% met std76.2%75.7%
2006Math7th Grade% met std68.4%59.6%
2007Math7th Grade% met std73.4%64.3%
2008Math7th Grade% met std70.7%72.7%
2009Math7th Grade% met std77.8%82.6%
2010Math7th Grade% met std80.6%82.2%
2011Math7th Grade% met std67.7%84.6%
2012Math7th Grade% met std19.7%37.2%
2013Math7th Grade% met std39.4%38.4%
2006Reading7th Grade% met std77.3%75.8%
2007Reading7th Grade% met std81%79.7%
2008Reading7th Grade% met std56.6%72.5%
2009Reading7th Grade% met std62.2%79.6%
2010Reading7th Grade% met std77.8%82%
2011Reading7th Grade% met std63.1%79%
2012Reading7th Grade% met std49.3%59.7%
2013Reading7th Grade% met std57.7%62%
2006Writing7th Grade% met std76.3%66.7%
2007Writing7th Grade% met std83.5%65.4%
2008Writing7th Grade% met std69.7%76.6%
2009Writing7th Grade% met std60.8%77.9%
2011Writing7th Grade% met std26.2%47.8%
2012Writing7th Grade% met std37.7%47.3%
2013Writing7th Grade% met std53.5%51.7%
2006Math8th Grade% met std58.1%63.2%
2007Math8th Grade% met std76.4%68.1%
2008Math8th Grade% met std77%71.6%
2009Math8th Grade% met std76.1%74.5%
2010Math8th Grade% met std71.8%70.3%
2011Math8th Grade% met std75.6%78%
2012Math8th Grade% met std11.4%29.4%
2013Math8th Grade% met std17.9%32.5%
2006Reading8th Grade% met std62.9%72.9%
2007Reading8th Grade% met std80.9%75.6%
2008Reading8th Grade% met std74%77.1%
2009Reading8th Grade% met std71.6%75.5%
2010Reading8th Grade% met std74.6%83.4%
2011Reading8th Grade% met std73.7%81.9%
2012Reading8th Grade% met std35.2%60.5%
2013Reading8th Grade% met std60.3%65.7%
2006Science8th Grade% met std76.4%76.8%
2007Science8th Grade% met std84.4%74.9%
2008Science8th Grade% met std80.8%79.2%
2009Science8th Grade% met std71.6%76.3%
2010Science8th Grade% met std72.2%75.9%
2011Science8th Grade% met std65.4%78.1%
2012Science8th Grade% met std5.7%16.5%
2013Science8th Grade% met std11.8%15.9%
2006Writing8th Grade% met std65.9%64.7%
2007Writing8th Grade% met std82%66.8%
2008Writing8th Grade% met std67.1%69.8%
2009Writing8th Grade% met std64.8%74.2%
2010Social Studies9th Grade% met std55.9%71.1%
2011Social Studies9th Grade% met std68%72.8%
2012Social Studies9th Grade% met std21.3%28.7%
2013Social Studies9th Grade% met std22.5%28.6%
MME Test
2007English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std32%51%
2008English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std41.2%52.3%
2009English Lang Arts11th Grade% met std50.7%52.1%
2007Mathematics11th Grade% met std31.2%46.5%
2008Mathematics11th Grade% met std39.7%46.2%
2009Mathematics11th Grade% met std46.3%49.3%
2010Mathematics11th Grade% met std54%50.4%
2011Mathematics11th Grade% met std55%52%
2012Mathematics11th Grade% met std17.1%29.1%
2013Mathematics11th Grade% met std14%29%
2007Reading11th Grade% met std46.8%59.7%
2008Reading11th Grade% met std52.9%61.9%
2009Reading11th Grade% met std53.7%59.9%
2010Reading11th Grade% met std66.7%65.2%
2011Reading11th Grade% met std62%63%
2012Reading11th Grade% met std40%55.9%
2013Reading11th Grade% met std48%54%
2007Science11th Grade% met std37.7%55.9%
2008Science11th Grade% met std48.5%56.6%
2009Science11th Grade% met std58.2%55.6%
2010Science11th Grade% met std63.5%57.9%
2011Science11th Grade% met std64%61%
2012Science11th Grade% met std14.3%25.8%
2013Science11th Grade% met std16%26%
2007Social Studies11th Grade% met std71.4%83.3%
2008Social Studies11th Grade% met std75.4%79.9%
2009Social Studies11th Grade% met std73.1%81.3%
2010Social Studies11th Grade% met std77.8%79.4%
2011Social Studies11th Grade% met std84%77%
2012Social Studies11th Grade% met std22.9%40.5%
2013Social Studies11th Grade% met std27%39%
2007Writing11th Grade% met std28%40.1%
2008Writing11th Grade% met std23.5%41.1%
2009Writing11th Grade% met std40.3%43.4%
2010Writing11th Grade% met std37.5%43.7%
2011Writing11th Grade% met std34%47%
2012Writing11th Grade% met std31.4%49.4%
2013Writing11th Grade% met std31%49%

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$9,950,000$10,540 $10,334,000$10,810 $9,868,000$9,694 
Total Expenditures:$12,697,000$13,450 $17,995,000$18,823 $10,575,000$10,388 
Total Current Expenditures:$8,539,000$9,046 $8,957,000$9,369 $9,183,000$9,021 
Instructional Expenditures:$5,161,000$5,46760.4%$5,579,000$5,83662.3%$5,734,000$5,63362.4%
Student and Staff Support:$471,000$4995.5%$407,000$4264.5%$434,000$4264.7%
Operations, Food, Other:$1,683,000$1,78319.7%$1,713,000$1,79219.1%$1,689,000$1,65918.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$3,532,000$3,742 $7,869,000$8,231 $684,000$672 
Construction:$2,887,000$3,058 $6,469,000$6,767 $680,000$668 
Total Other:$8,000$8 $17,000$18 $14,000$14 
Interest on Debt:$618,000$655 $1,152,000$1,205 $694,000$682 
Total Salary:$4,322,000$4,578 $4,747,000$4,965 $5,089,000$4,999 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$3,043,000$3,22470.4%$3,368,000$3,52371.0%$3,620,000$3,55671.1%
Other Salary:$1,279,000$1,35529.6%$1,379,000$1,44229.0%$1,469,000$1,44328.9%
Total Benefit:$2,458,000$2,604 $2,575,000$2,694 $2,474,000$2,430 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$1,702,000$1,80369.2%$1,765,000$1,84668.5%$1,686,000$1,65668.1%
Other Benefit:$756,000$80130.8%$810,000$84731.5%$788,000$77431.9%

* Decatur Public Schools was rated 2 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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