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
9 481
10 479
11 380
12 352
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Decatur Central High School is a public high school of the M S D Decatur Township School District located in Indianapolis, IN. It has 1,708 students in grades 9th through 12th. Decatur Central High School is the 53rd largest public high school in Indiana and the 2,534th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.1 to 1.

Total Students: 1,708
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.1:1
Full Time Teachers: 89.55
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 2,534th out of 26,089
Enrollment Rank in Indiana: 53rd out of 433
Student/Teacher Rank in Indiana: 313th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Indiana: 58th out of 424

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Decatur Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 880
(52%)
1,456
(52%)
 Female 828
(48%)
1,363
(48%)

Decatur Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,252
(73%)
2,088
(74%)
 Black 188
(11%)
291
(10%)
 Hispanic 183
(11%)
300
(11%)
 Two or More 68
(4%)
113
(4%)
 Asian 11
(1%)
18
(1%)
 American Indian 4
(0%)
7
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Decatur Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 851
(50%)
1,467
(52%)
 Not Eligible 676
(40%)
1,036
(37%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 181
(11%)
316
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Decatur Central High School is ranked 32nd out of 431 ranked schools in Indiana, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Decatur Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (60.4%) is higher than the state average of 44.0%. 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
2013 1783
2014 1690
2015 1708

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
2013 20
2014 19.5
2015 19.1

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
2013 0.59786876051598
2014 0.58934911242604
2015 0.60421545667447

Compare Decatur Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,699.6% 17.0:1
 
1,910.0% 19.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 44.0%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 60.4%
 

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