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Decatur Public Schools 61

  • Schools
    22
  • Students
    8,758
  • Teachers
    553

Decatur Public Schools 61 is a public school district in Illinois. They serve 8,758 students across 22 schools, and its teachers have had 252 projects funded on DonorsChoose.

  • Contact Decatur Public Schools 61 Contact data is sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) annual survey process, so apologies if it's out of date!

  • (217) 362-3000
  • 101 W Cerro Gordo St
  • Decatur, IL-1001

Decatur Public Schools 61 Demographics

92%
of students receive free or reduced price lunch We receive data about students' economic need from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) based on the Free or Reduced Price Lunch scale. Learn more.
Source: the National Center for Education Statistics
45%
of students are Black, Latino, Native American, or Asian Numbers may not add up to 100 due to NCES survey limitations.

Schools in districts that mainly serve students of color receive substantially less state and local support than similar districts that serve primarily White students. Learn more about this gap, why it exists, and how you can help close it.

Decatur Public Schools 61 Funding Data from the NCES School District Finance Survey

Decatur Public Schools 61 had a total revenue of $107.4 million in the 2016-17 school year. 26.6% came from local sources, 58.1% from state sources, and 15.3% from federal sources.

Decatur Public Schools 61 had a per-pupil revenue of $12,267 per pupil in the 2016-17 school year. 26.6% came from local sources, 58.1% from state sources, and 15.3% from federal sources.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

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Decatur Public Schools 61 Support on DonorsChoose Last updated Feb 24, 2024

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Decatur Public Schools 61

$122,319
raised using DonorsChoose
252
projects funded
136
teachers funded
1,022
donors
7
projects for basic supplies
18
projects for technology
36
projects for books
12
projects for art supplies

Decatur Public Schools 61 has received support from 706 individuals from Illinois and 316 individuals out-of-state.

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