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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
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Decatur High School is an above average, public school located in Decatur, TX. It has 910 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
750 E Eagle Summit Dr
Decatur, TX 76234
Telephone
(940) 393-7200
Website

Decatur High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1120
75 responses
Average ACT
24
76 responses
AP Enrollment
12%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$46,813
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$971
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,700
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
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Big Sandy
    38%
  • Bonfire Pep Rally in November
    24%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Band Competitions
    7%
  • FFA events
    7%
  • Prom
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
910
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,986
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
$12,924/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Decatur needs to learn to prioritize the academic needs of students! Instead of teaching us that playing a sport will get into college, they need to focus more on ACT and SAT prep opportunities. Also it would be nice to see more clubs and organizations to build for a college resume.
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I enjoy being a student at Decatur High School, however I do not like the lack of college prep offered here. The majority of college prep is done in a class called Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID. According to the teacher of AVID, this class is for average students to give them the help in academics and college. However, if you are not in this class, which requires an application, there are very few opportunities for college prep. As with many small-town-southern schools it seems that sports teams get the majority of funding, leaving other clubs poorly funded by the school. However some activities, such as the band, do multiple fundraisers throughout the school year. This year we received a new superintendent and a new principal and there have been some new academic changes, such as new AP classes and more advanced Spanish courses, and I hope that more changes are coming.
Decatur High School was a very good high school to attend over my four years! I have had great teacher and have been lucky to attend this school. I fish on the fishing team here and I am very involved in Decatur's FFA program, which is very strong. There is many courses to choose from and the school is growing adding even more programs!