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Decatur School District 61

  • Schools
    20
  • Students
    8,758
  • Teachers
    553

Decatur School District 61 is a public school district in Illinois. They serve 8,758 students across 20 schools, and its teachers have had 232 projects funded on DonorsChoose.

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data is sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) annual survey process, so apologies if it's out of date!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

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 its student body are Black, Latinx, 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 School District 61 Funding Data from the NCES School District Finance Survey

Decatur School District 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 School District 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 School District 61 Support on DonorsChoose Last updated Jan 19, 2022

DonorsChoose makes it easy for anyone to help a teacher in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

$113,504
raised using DonorsChoose
232
projects funded
131
teachers funded
1,180
donors
3
projects for basic supplies
15
projects for technology
32
projects for books
9
projects for art supplies

Decatur School District 61 has received support from 900 individuals from Illinois and 280 individuals out-of-state.

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