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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Decatur School District No. 61 is a public school district located in Decatur, IL. It has 8,800 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.

Decatur School District No. 61 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
76%
Average SAT
1060
115 responses
Average ACT
23
115 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,800
Free or Reduced Lunch
53.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,433
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$13,081/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    51%
  • Support Services
    45%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$42,908
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,800
National
$184,700

Decatur School District No. 61 Reviews

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I attend Millikin University, and so far I love it! I am double majoring in Philosophy and Political science with a minor in Criminal justice. The campus is small, so it is easy to set up meetings with advisors if one is concerned about anything.
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It was great overall. All of my teachers are the reason why i am shaped into a great young man. They taught me life lessons even though they’re told to teach us strictly education. I feel like an improved version of myself. I am very happy with the outcome of my life so far!
Expensive, racist, doesnt do anything unless you have enough people supporting you. Theres nothing to say this. I doubt i will get anything from this survey but i really hope parents do not send their children to St.Teresa in decatur. Making students pay triple in everything. A burger is 3 dollars. Chicken burger from McDonald is around 4. Drinks are also 3. They also make us buy 5 $30 calendars to sell, or else you will have to pay for them. The principles told me its "required". We are already paying 8k. Teachers i had were pretty good. However, i believe they all retired this year.