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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Decatur Independent School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Decatur, TX. It has 2,995 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Decatur Independent School District...
Address
309 S Cates
Decatur, TX 76234
Telephone
(940) 393-7100
Website

Decatur Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
75 responses
Average ACT
24
76 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,995
Free or Reduced Lunch
47.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,986
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$35,506,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,924/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    4%

Decatur Independent School District Reviews

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Decatur Independent school district is a medium-sized district that harnesses raw talent, hard work, and self-discipline. Some of the most admirable young people have been born and bred in this community, and their passions have been well-nurtured by the school district. Whether it be through sports, UIL academics, artistic clubs or performances, the students at Decatur are brought up to lead influential and impressive lives, serving together as a beacon of excellence for the surrounding communities. My personal journey through the Decatur Independent School district has been nothing short of inspiring--I will remember this school district for the rest of my life, and how it slowly but surely nudged me onto the path of perseverance and consequential self-awareness.
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Overall the school district in Decatur, I believe was superb for the most part. Decatur, TX contains a population of less than 7000 people, being the small town that it is, not much might be expected. Although Decatur might be small, it has and will continue to make a print on the world. Various educational opportunities are available, like AP, Honors, and Dual-Credit. Along with that, there are various student organizations and extracurricular activities. Decatur not only makes an impact academically, but also athletically. The girls cross country team has made it to state years in a row, and our volleyball team has won state twice, back to back. Perhaps the only improvement I see that might be needed is a shift of attention and funding from football to other sports. Football is the main highlight and unfortunately outshine the other sports even though other sports have performed superior.
As a student at Decatur ISD for over 10 years, it is an absolute understatement to say that this district is a wonderful place to learn and grow. The staff at each and every campus welcomes you with open arms and big smiles! A truly friendly district, with teachers who do their job well and principals who really care about their students.