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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Decatur High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, AL. It has 978 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
1011 Prospect Dr SE
Decatur, AL 35601
Telephone
(256) 552-3011
Website

Decatur High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
970
5 responses
Average ACT
24
68 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$42,602
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$615
National
$949
Median Home Value
$127,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Football games
    29%
  • Homecoming parade
    24%
  • Kiss A Senior Goodbye Letters
    19%
  • Lip Sync Competition
    14%
  • Robotics competition
    5%
  • Special Olympics
    5%
  • Veteran's Day Assemby
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
978
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,998
Teachers in First/Second Year
10%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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The thing I love most at Decatur High with out a doubt is the Developmental wing! They are my absolute favorites ! I also admire the culinary department, the teachers are so sweet and actually care for their students and their needs, they do things like fundraisers to help the people who do not have as much money pay for their dues. If i could change something from school it would be the school food as well as some traditions, some things are parts of the school and I totally understand but some of these traditions offer better to certain people than others.
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There's many wonderful things about Decatur High! Our school spirit is out of this world. The teachers want the best for their students even when the students are at their lowest. The staff and faculty make school feel like our second home even when we don't like it some days. Even the principle make the school better with just his friendly smile! All of us is ready to take on a new year every time the old one ends. I'm so thankful for my school and for the teacher for shaping me into the student I am today. I'm proud to be a red raider and I wouldn't change that for the world.
Decatur High School is a great place for learning. The staff and administration are dedicated to their students success and push them to be involved in the classroom and extracurricular activities. Most of my teachers prepared me for the classes I would be taking the next year. If I could change something about Decatur it would be that they offered more dual enrollment classes on campus. There are dual enrollment classes that are offered now but they are at the community college, and since the school is on block schedule it is difficult for students to find 2 free blocks to travel.