Decatur Middle School

Public 7-8

 5108 S High School Rd
       Indianapolis, IN  46221-9316


 (317) 856-5274

District: M S D Decatur Township

SchoolDigger Rank:
393rd of 473 Indiana Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.2
Number of students:  933

Racial breakdown:
White:
72.2%
African American:
11.7%
Hispanic:
11.4%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.8%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Wednesday, October 3, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Decatur Middle School ranked worse than 83.1% of middle schools in Indiana. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.77. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.2%), African American (11.7%), Hispanic (11.4%). (See more...)
Compare Details 69.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Decatur Middle School is 18.2. (See more...)
Compare Decatur Middle School employs 51 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Decatur Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Decatur Middle School 393rd of 473 Indiana public middle schools. (See Decatur Middle School in the ranking list.)

M S D Decatur Township:

SchoolDigger ranks M S D Decatur Township 288th of 339 Indiana school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Decatur Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools IN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 31.01 177th 222 20.3%
2005 36.85 290th 370 21.6%
2006 29.21 319th 375 14.9%
2007 32.35 320th 382 16.2%
2008 37.88 298th 392 24.0%
2009 29.32 344th 423 18.7%
2010 33.85 338th 428 21.0%
2011 33.99 361st 451 20.0%
2012 28.79 375th 447 16.1%
2013 39.80 319th 444 28.2%
2014 35.10 362nd 470 23.0%
2015 45.67 306th 485 36.9%
2016 42.82 330th 494 33.2%
2017 26.72 380th 472 19.5%
2018 21.77 393rd 473 16.9%

Data source: test scores: Indiana Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, August 6, 2011

Open Quote I am a parent of two Decatur students. My children both attended Valley Mills Elementary (which I was pleased with for the most part); however, this review is for the Middle School. First, What's the point in having an intercom/automatic door lock/security system if you are going to allow every Tom, Dick & Harry to enter? Second, inappropriate comments have been made on occasion by a teacher towards young females which speaks volumes towards the maturity level of the teachers here as well as the screening by administration. Thirdly, there is a general "uncaring" attitude amongst teachers and this stems from the TOP. Fourth, this school for whatever reason does EVERYTHING different than other schools as far as standard operating procedures go. They have a ridiculous rule or procedure for every aspect of your child's education. Lastly, the office staff at this school is unbelivably unprofessional and rude. 4 years of my life I have to deal with this incompetent school and I am counting the days until my children reach the high school level. I couldn't resist the opportunity to vent about this sorry excuse for a school. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Decatur Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 655 125 5 10 2 n/a n/a 0 797
1989 711 117 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 828
1990 706 110 1 2 1 n/a n/a 0 820
1991 712 111 3 1 1 n/a n/a 0 828
1992 1043 186 4 6 2 n/a n/a 0 1241
1993 1074 189 6 8 1 n/a n/a 0 1278
1994 1115 177 5 9 2 n/a n/a 0 1308
1995 1059 158 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1228
1996 1059 158 1 9 1 n/a n/a 0 1228
1997 983 152 4 11 1 n/a n/a 0 1151
1998 1040 144 4 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1202
1999 1069 144 5 8 2 n/a n/a 0 1228
2000 1151 150 4 12 4 n/a n/a 0 1321
2001 1172 136 5 16 7 n/a n/a 0 1336
2002 1157 150 8 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1337
2003 1157 150 8 22 0 n/a n/a 0 1337
2004 1198 166 7 30 2 n/a n/a 0 1403
2005 1249 136 6 35 1 n/a n/a 0 1427
2006 812 113 3 26 0 n/a n/a 0 954
2007 822 96 3 34 0 n/a n/a 20 975
2008 803 114 3 44 1 n/a n/a 34 999
2009 740 102 2 51 2 n/a n/a 22 919
2010 747 103 2 52 2 n/a n/a 29 935
2011 776 101 4 67 1 0 34 0 983
2012 721 84 4 73 2 1 22 0 907
2013 697 79 7 77 2 0 41 0 903
2014 686 82 2 93 1 1 42 0 907
2015 710 87 3 100 3 0 49 0 952
2016 695 94 7 105 2 0 42 0 945
2017 674 109 8 106 1 n/a 35 0 933

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Decatur Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 797 40.5 19.6 19.4
1989 828 40.5 20.4 0.0
1990 820 44.5 18.4 17.0
1991 828 43.1 19.2 21.0
1992 1241 60.3 20.5 27.9
1993 1278 56.5 22.6 28.0
1994 1308 64.0 20.4 29.4
1995 1228 63.0 19.5 30.5
1996 1228 63.0 19.5 30.5
1997 1151 63.0 18.3 29.3
1998 1202 63.0 19.1 31.3
1999 1228 63.0 19.5 36.1
2000 1321 73.0 18.1 38.2
2001 1336 70.0 19.1 38.1
2002 1337 70.0 19.1 39.0
2003 1337 70.0 19.1 39.0
2004 1403 73.1 19.2 41.8
2005 1427 73.0 19.5 45.8
2006 954 55.5 17.2 47.5
2007 975 n/a n/a 51.8
2008 999 57.8 17.3 52.6
2009 919 50.0 18.4 52.5
2010 935 50.4 18.5 57.3
2011 983 46.8 20.9 62.0
2012 907 56.5 16.0 63.6
2013 903 56.0 16.1 64.2
2014 907 50.3 18.0 63.8
2015 952 52.0 18.3 67.3
2016 945 51.0 18.5 68.4
2017 933 51.0 18.2 69.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Decatur Middle School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 797 40.5 19.6 19.4
1989 828 40.5 20.4 0.0
1990 820 44.5 18.4 17.0
1991 828 43.1 19.2 21.0
1992 1241 60.3 20.5 27.9
1993 1278 56.5 22.6 28.0
1994 1308 64.0 20.4 29.4
1995 1228 63.0 19.5 30.5
1996 1228 63.0 19.5 30.5
1997 1151 63.0 18.3 29.3
1998 1202 63.0 19.1 31.3
1999 1228 63.0 19.5 36.1
2000 1321 73.0 18.1 38.2
2001 1336 70.0 19.1 38.1
2002 1337 70.0 19.1 39.0
2003 1337 70.0 19.1 39.0
2004 1403 73.1 19.2 41.8
2005 1427 73.0 19.5 45.8
2006 954 55.5 17.2 47.5
2007 975 n/a n/a 51.8
2008 999 57.8 17.3 52.6
2009 919 50.0 18.4 52.5
2010 935 50.4 18.5 57.3
2011 983 46.8 20.9 62.0
2012 907 56.5 16.0 63.6
2013 903 56.0 16.1 64.2
2014 907 50.3 18.0 63.8
2015 952 52.0 18.3 67.3
2016 945 51.0 18.5 68.4
2017 933 51.0 18.2 69.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Indiana Department of Education.

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