At Decatur Public Schools, we have made it our mission to educate all students for lifelong success. Our vision is that all students will become responsible, caring and productive citizens of society in a setting where: students, parents, staff, and community members share responsibility; district leadership motivates people, policies, and decisions; and all resources are used effectively and efficiently. Thank you for visiting our website!


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  • School Board Candidate Petition & Filing

    Anyone interested in running for Decatur's Board of Education can find out information here.

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  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2016-2017 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • Virtual Backpack

    Find out all that our community has to offer by visiting the DPS Virtual Backpack. In an effort to "go green" and cut down on paper in the Friday Folders, we are providing all of our community resources online. We will update information as our community partners provide it to us.

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  • DPS Hall of Fame

    Visit our Hall of Fame page to nominate a Decatur Public School alumni, faculty, staff, volunteers & community member who has distinguished themselves in athletic endeavors at DPS.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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  • DPS Talks

    Decatur Public Schools is now doing its own version of TED Talks. This is a great opportunity to get an inside look at DPS. The interviews are educational and there is always a fun blooper section at the end!

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  • Substitutes Wanted

    Find out how to become a substitute Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse or Registered Nurse at Decatur Public Schools. The application process is easy.

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  • Common Core Handbook for K-12

    Take a look at this Common Core handbook for K-12 students.This is a great resource for parents, out-of-school education providers, and volunteers.

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  • Connect with DPS!

    Stay in the loop by connecting with DPS on Facebook and Twitter

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    EHS Football vs SHG @Millikin 

    October 21, 2016 kickoff 7:30pm

    Due to unsuitable playing conditions of Eisenhower’s football field after recent rainfall, the Eisenhower Panthers Football’s last varsity home game vs. Sacred Heart Griffin on Friday, October 21st has been moved to Millikin University. Kickoff is at 7:30pm and seniors will be recognized at 7:00pm.

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      Tues, October, 25th 6:30pm
     @ Keil Adminstration Bldg
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        FRI. Oct. 28th
         Parent/Teacher Conferences 
        MON. Oct. 31st
         Professional Development Day
         Teacher Work Day 
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        WED. Nov. 9th
        WED. Feb. 8th
        WED. Feb. 22nd
    NO dates in Oct, Nov, Dec, Jan
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    November 11, 2016
    School IS in session. 
    We will observe the Holdiay on Wed., November 23rd. There will be NO school on this day.
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        THURS. Nov. 24th
        FRIDAY Nov 25th
    NO School and District Offices are CLOSED
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