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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Decatur City Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Decatur, GA. It has 4,858 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% of students are at least proficient in math and 71% in reading.
Address
758 Scott Boulevard
Decatur, GA 30030
Telephone
(404) 370-4400

Decatur City Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
71%
Percent Proficient - Math
68%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1210
318 responses
Average ACT
28
152 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,858
Free or Reduced Lunch
14.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,104
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$51,425,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,306/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%

Decatur City Schools Reviews

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I have been at Decatur City Schools since preschool and am currently a senior. One thing that I really love about the school district is how much the strong community is attached to it. As a high school student I have seen many members of the community reach out to students to offer jobs and volunteer opportunities. There are lots of local businesses that are willing to support athletics and clubs as well. Having this support allows you to also create a network of people around you from your start of school.
Another cool thing about Decatur is the structure of the schools. There is a preschool, a few k-2 schools, a few 3-4-5 schools, then one middle school where kids come together and finally the high school. Each of these schools are IB, meaning there is a lot global culture taught from day one.
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I attended Decatur High School. It was a fantastic experience for me. The Academic was very rigorous. The teacher were thorough and challenged me to be the best that I can be. Subjects were presented in a way that kept me engaged in class. It was the ultimate competitive environment. Sports and activities are encouraged and supported by the staff, parents and community. This motivated students to get envolved and strive to be a part of winning organizations and teams. If I could do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing. Go Bulldogs!
Decatur High School is a wonderful diverse institution located in downtown Decatur Ga. It provides students with an immense amount of opportunities to take their education to the highest level. Most students here share extremely liberal political views and value acceptance over all things. The teachers are well trained and unconventional. All students have access to the IB Diploma program.