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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    D+
  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 9,106 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 8% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.
Address
101 W Cerro Gordo St
Decatur, IL 62523
Telephone
(217) 424-3010
Website

Decatur School District No. 61 Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1040
54 responses
Average ACT
23
109 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,106
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,433
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$133,249,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,627/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    34%
  • Support Services
    63%
  • Other
    3%

Decatur School District No. 61 Reviews

11 reviews
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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.
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Since I currently attend Eisenhower High School, I really enjoy the teachers and the administration. I have always attended DPS61, and the teachers and staff members have always been willing to go out of their way to help students, and make sure they are successful.
I enjoyed that while attending these schools it provides students with a career path and works locally with Richland Community College to help students with their future.