West Decatur Elementary School



West Decatur Elementary School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

West Decatur Elementary School Students by Grade
PK 20
K 56
1 48
2 48
3 40
4 47
5 45
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

West Decatur Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Decatur, AL in the Decatur City School District. It enrolls 304 students in grades 1st through 12th. West Decatur Elementary School is the 626th largest public school in Alabama and the 40,851st largest nationally. It has 11.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 304
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 11.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 27
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 40,851st out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Alabama: 626th out of 789
Student/Teacher Rank in Alabama: 118th out of 783
Full Time Teacher Rank in Alabama: 547th out of 783

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West Decatur Elementary School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 153
(50%)
3,003
(50%)
 Male 151
(50%)
3,026
(50%)

West Decatur Elementary School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 134
(44%)
1,264
(21%)
 Black 107
(35%)
1,913
(32%)
 White 51
(17%)
2,571
(43%)
 Two or More 11
(4%)
187
(3%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
8
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
71
(1%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
15
(0%)

West Decatur Elementary School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 257
(85%)
3,668
(61%)
 Not Eligible 34
(11%)
2,068
(34%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 13
(4%)
293
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 781 ranked schools in Alabama, West Decatur Elementary School is ranked 418th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of West Decatur Elementary School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (88.8%) is significantly higher than the state average of 60.8%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

West Decatur Elementary School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 415
2006 280
2007 274
2008 261
2009 296
2010 N/A
2011 299
2012 304

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 13.8
2006 11.7
2007 11.7
2008 11.7
2009 11.8
2010 N/A
2011 10.7
2012 11.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.9855421686747
2006 0.85357142857143
2007 0.83941605839416
2008 0.82758620689655
2009 0.875
2010
2011 0.90301003344482
2012 0.88815789473684

Compare West Decatur Elementary School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,130.0% 11.3:1
 
1,327.8% 13.3:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 60.8%
 
This School 88.8%
 

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Public PK - 05 304 11.3:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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