Average Teacher Salary in Decatur School District 61

The average teacher salary in Decatur School District 61 is $41,469.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $25,819 $17,665 $19,653 $23,266 $28,981 $37,313
Kindergarten $44,020 $28,319 $31,813 $38,423 $52,322 $71,312
Elementary $44,225 $27,842 $34,427 $41,847 $53,320 $65,894
Middle school $43,725 $30,805 $35,083 $40,707 $51,350 $63,116
High school $49,560 $29,186 $35,663 $45,463 $60,600 $76,903

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General Facts

  • Staff: 598
  • Full time teachers: 512
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): not available
  • Instructional Coordinators: 8
  • Elementary Teachers: 329
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 36
  • Pre-K Teachers: 16
  • High School Teachers: 132
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 9,665

Financial Statistics for Decatur School District 61

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $39,557,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $43,993,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $8,676,000
  • Total revenue: $92,226,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $35,150,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $40,709,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $13,174,000
  • Expenditures per student: $1,143,000
  • Total expenditures: $88,192,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $22,258,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $1,112,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $54,000

Information on Schools within Decatur School District 61

Elementary Schools within the Decatur School District 61

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Benjamin Franklin Elementary School
350 Bryant Ave
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
630-790-6480
  • Total: 603
  • Kindergarten: 42
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 41
  • 3rd grade: 34
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 56
18 to 1 34 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Brush College Elementary School
575 Brush College Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3185
  • Total: 231
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 34
  • 2nd grade: 27
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 33
  • 5th grade: 24
  • 6th grade: 29
18 to 1 13 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Dennis Elementary School
1499 West Main St
Decatur, IL 62522
217-424-3236
  • Total: 267
  • Kindergarten: 44
  • 1st grade: 41
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 36
  • 4th grade: 31
  • 5th grade: 41
  • 6th grade: 34
21 to 1 13 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Durfee Elementary School
1000 West Grand Ave
Decatur, IL 62522
217-424-3255
  • Total: 290
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 42
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 42
  • 6th grade: 33
18 to 1 16 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Enterprise Elementary School
2115 South Taylor Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3245
  • Total: 265
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 42
  • 2nd grade: 39
  • 3rd grade: 40
  • 4th grade: 28
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 29
17 to 1 16 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Garfield Montessori School
300 Meadow Terrace
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3244
  • Total: 364
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 34
  • 6th grade: 33
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 37
26 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Hope Academy
955 North Illinois
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3333
  • Total: 388
  • Pre-k: 35
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 43
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 34
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 33
  • 9th grade: 2
14 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Johns Hill Magnet School
1025 East Johns Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3196
  • Total: 477
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 52
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 62
  • 8th grade: 56
17 to 1 28 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Mary W French Academy
520 West Wood St
Decatur, IL 62522
217-424-3240
  • Total: 315
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 47
16 to 1 20 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Michael E Baum Elementary School
801 South Lake Ridge Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3259
  • Total: 386
  • Pre-k: 3
  • Kindergarten: 68
  • 1st grade: 56
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 61
  • 4th grade: 47
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 46
22 to 1 18 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Muffley Elementary School
88 South Country Club Rd
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3194
  • Total: 349
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 55
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 53
  • 6th grade: 43
21 to 1 17 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Oak Grove Accelerated School
2160 West Center St
Decatur, IL 62526
217-424-3217
  • Total: 304
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 47
  • 2nd grade: 40
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 26
  • 5th grade: 47
  • 6th grade: 42
  • 7th grade: 1
18 to 1 17 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Parsons Accelerated School
3591 North Macarthur Rd
Decatur, IL 62526
217-876-8778
  • Total: 305
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 45
  • 2nd grade: 47
  • 3rd grade: 41
  • 4th grade: 37
  • 5th grade: 46
  • 6th grade: 39
22 to 1 14 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Pershing Early Learning Center
2912 North University
Decatur, IL 62526
217-876-8327
  • Total: 479
  • Pre-k: 479
not available not available Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Robertson Charter School
2240 East Geddes St
Decatur, IL 62526
217-428-7072
  • Total: 223
  • Kindergarten: 25
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 24
  • 3rd grade: 25
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 24
  • 6th grade: 24
  • 7th grade: 27
  • 8th grade: 27
not available not available Kindergarten 8th Grade
South Shores Elementary School
2500 South Franklin St
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3243
  • Total: 357
  • Kindergarten: 46
  • 1st grade: 52
  • 2nd grade: 54
  • 3rd grade: 56
  • 4th grade: 50
  • 5th grade: 55
  • 6th grade: 44
20 to 1 18 Kindergarten 6th Grade
Stevenson Accelerated School
3900 North Neely Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
217-876-8749
  • Total: 298
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 49
  • 1st grade: 46
  • 2nd grade: 45
  • 3rd grade: 35
  • 4th grade: 33
  • 5th grade: 44
  • 6th grade: 44
20 to 1 15 Kindergarten 6th Grade
William Harris Elementary School
620 East Garfield Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
217-424-3230
  • Total: 181
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 34
  • 1st grade: 23
  • 2nd grade: 31
  • 3rd grade: 23
  • 4th grade: 23
  • 5th grade: 20
  • 6th grade: 26
17 to 1 11 Kindergarten 6th Grade

Middle Schools within the Decatur School District 61

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Garfield Montessori School
300 Meadow Terrace
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3244
  • Total: 364
  • Pre-k: 40
  • Kindergarten: 43
  • 1st grade: 36
  • 2nd grade: 32
  • 3rd grade: 38
  • 4th grade: 40
  • 5th grade: 34
  • 6th grade: 33
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 37
26 to 1 14 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Hope Academy
955 North Illinois
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3333
  • Total: 388
  • Pre-k: 35
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 35
  • 3rd grade: 39
  • 4th grade: 43
  • 5th grade: 45
  • 6th grade: 34
  • 7th grade: 31
  • 8th grade: 33
  • 9th grade: 2
14 to 1 28 Prekindergarten 8th Grade
Johns Hill Magnet School
1025 East Johns Ave
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3196
  • Total: 477
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 50
  • 2nd grade: 50
  • 3rd grade: 54
  • 4th grade: 53
  • 5th grade: 52
  • 6th grade: 55
  • 7th grade: 62
  • 8th grade: 56
17 to 1 28 Kindergarten 8th Grade
Robertson Charter School
2240 East Geddes St
Decatur, IL 62526
217-428-7072
  • Total: 223
  • Kindergarten: 25
  • 1st grade: 26
  • 2nd grade: 24
  • 3rd grade: 25
  • 4th grade: 21
  • 5th grade: 24
  • 6th grade: 24
  • 7th grade: 27
  • 8th grade: 27
not available not available Kindergarten 8th Grade
Stephen Decatur Middle School
1 Educational Park
Decatur, IL 62526
217-876-8017
  • Total: 432
  • 7th grade: 207
  • 8th grade: 225
12 to 1 37 7th Grade 8th Grade
Thomas Jefferson Middle School
600 South Lewis Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
847-360-5473
  • Total: 821
  • 7th grade: 282
  • 8th grade: 257
  • 9th grade: 8
14 to 1 58 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Decatur School District 61

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Eisenhower High School
1200 South 16th St
Decatur, IL 62521
217-424-3100
  • Total: 1,183
  • 9th grade: 491
  • 10th grade: 263
  • 11th grade: 208
  • 12th grade: 221
22 to 1 54 9th Grade 12th Grade
Macarthur High School
1155 North Fairview Ave
Decatur, IL 62526
217-424-3156
  • Total: 1,147
  • 9th grade: 401
  • 10th grade: 285
  • 11th grade: 228
  • 12th grade: 233
19 to 1 60 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $18,733
  • Median family income: $41,745
  • Median male income: $29,621
  • Median female income: $14,936
  • Median income of a renter: $19,572
  • Median income of a home owner: $40,635
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    5,380 4,335 4,370 4,380 1,805

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