Decatur Central High School



Decatur Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Decatur Central High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 484
10 481
11 440
12 434

Decatur Central High School is a public high school of the M S D Decatur Township School District located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 1,839 students in grades 9th through 12th. Decatur Central High School is the 41st largest public high school in Indiana and the 1,946th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.7 to 1.

Total Students: 1,839
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.7:1
Full Time Teachers: 93.19

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Decatur Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 922
(50%)
1,428
(49%)
 Male 917
(50%)
1,460
(51%)

Decatur Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,453
(79%)
2,274
(79%)
 Black 205
(11%)
299
(10%)
 Hispanic 122
(7%)
202
(7%)
 Two or More 51
(3%)
96
(3%)
 Asian 5
(0%)
12
(0%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Decatur Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 873
(47%)
1,396
(48%)
 Not Eligible 764
(42%)
1,156
(40%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 202
(11%)
336
(12%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Decatur Central High School is ranked 26th out of 0 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Decatur Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (58.5%) is higher than the state average of 43.7%. 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.

Decatur Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1589
2006 1585
2007 1607
2008 1718
2009 1733
2010 1794
2011 1812
2012 1839

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.9
2006 N/A
2007 18.1
2008 19.2
2009 19
2010 21.2
2011 19.9
2012 19.7

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.30081812460667
2006 0.4391167192429
2007 0.42439327940261
2008 0.4802095459837
2009 0.48240046162724
2010 0.52842809364548
2011 0.52980132450331
2012 0.58455682436107

Compare Decatur Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,610.3% 16.1:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,970.0% 19.7:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 43.7%
 
National Average 46.8%
 
This School 58.5%
 

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