School Details

South Decatur Jr-Sr High School

8885 Indiana 3, Greensburg, IN 47240
(812) 591-3330
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 474 students 14 students/teacher (IN avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

70%
74%
75%
83%
86%
78%
73%
82%
71%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Decatur County Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
73%
73%
77%
79%
80%

Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus (ISTEP+) assessment to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English/language arts and math, grades 4 and 6 in science, and in grades 5 and 7 in social studies. The ISTEP+ is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Indiana. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Decatur County Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
50%
70%
38%
37%
46%
79%
75%
78%

End-Of-Course (ECA)

In 2011-2012 Indiana used the End-of-Course (ECA) assessment to test students in middle and high school in Algebra I, Biology I, and English 10. The ECA is a criterion-referenced assessment developed specifically for students completing their instruction in Algebra I, Biology I, or English 10. The goal is for all students to score at the passing level on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Decatur County Com Schools average
  • Indiana state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

South Decatur Jr-Sr High School is a public high school. The principal of South Decatur Jr-Sr High School is Mr Jim Jameson. 474 students attend South Decatur Jr-Sr High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 0.4% of the South Decatur Jr-Sr High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 46% of the 474 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at South Decatur Jr-Sr High School is 14:1. Greensburg Community High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 96% 97%
Multiracial 2% 1%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.4% 0.2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.4%
Asian 0% 0.05%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46% 46%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 0.1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from South last May and I don't think I really could have asked for much better! Teachers here really teach students how to think and they care A LOT about students' well-being in and out of the classroom. The variety of courses does have some to be desired but in my observation academics seem to be better here than at most other schools. In fact I've found that many of my classes at South moved faster and covered the same material as college-level courses. The administration isn't always great but the teachers make up for it with the work they do. Of course South doesn't have all the fancy facilities that some bigger schools have but I feel that students learn to work that much better because of it. Another perk to this school is that students can try out all the different activities they want. It's not at all unusual for the captain of the football team to also be captain of the academic team. Overall it's a great school with great academics great teaching and a fantastic balance between school and the rest of life.

  • (9 years ago)

    I love South. It is a great school. The academics have put me in a position to achieve in life. The athetics i participated in have helped my character. I'm grateful to have been able to play for the basketball team even though i barely played.

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