Decatur High School

Academic Rating

9 out of 10

Rank: 22nd in Georgia

Decatur High School receives a EasyCollege academic rating significantly above the average for Georgia high schools based on its high test performance, high graduation rate and high AP course participation.



The Decatur High School student body is mainly White with a significant Black population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific1.8%19
Native American Indian0.4%4
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.1%1
Two or more races4.7%50


Upper 10% of Georgia high schools

19.1% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program as compared to the Georgia high school median of 53%. By this measure, Decatur High School students are largely wealthy and rank 38th in Georgia for high school student family income.

Enrollment Size

Grade Students


Graduation Rate

10 out of 10

Rank: 6th in Georgia

Subgroup Graduation Rate
All Students97%
Georgia Median85%
White95% or more*
Black95% or more*
Hispanic50% or more*
Asian Pacific50% or more*
Native Americansuppressed*
Two or more races50% or more*
Economically Disadvantaged90% or more*
Limited English Proficiency50% or more*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

Standardized Test Performance

9 out of 10

Rank: 35th in Georgia

Students at Decatur High School scored an average 56% of students proficient across math and reading standardized tests. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 28% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 9.1% of Georgia high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls55% to 59%*60% to 64%*
Boys60% to 64%*45% to 49%*

Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Black30% to 34%*20% to 24%*
Hispanic50% or more*50% or more*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White70% to 74%*65% to 69%*
With Disabilites21% to 39%*21% to 39%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Participation

4 out of 10

Rank: 204th in Georgia

182 out of 482 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (38%). College admission testing participation is about equal to the Georgia median rate of 38% and in the bottom 49% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

7 out of 10

Rank: 80th in Georgia

Decatur High School offers 14 AP courses. 40 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all Georgia schools of 17%. Decatur High School had 330 taking AP exams with a 214 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 72% percentile and somewhat above the state median of 44 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 65% 44%
Students enrolled in an AP class 40% 17%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 11%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 37%
AP Courses Offered 14

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate8%16%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate6%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Georgia Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students15.9%159
Georgia Median15%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.5%25


Decatur High School
310 N McDonough St
Decatur, GA

10 out of 10 1


Decatur City
Decatur, GA

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