Thomas Jefferson Middle School
4735 East Cantrell Street    Decatur, IL 62521

Phone: (217) 424.3190   Fax: (217)424.3037

School Hours: 7:45am- 2:30pm

Principal: Nate Sheppard


District Headlines

  • 5Essentials

    ATTENTION PARENTS! Due to weather conditions and school closings across the state over the past several weeks the survey window has been extended by one week, through March 20, 2015. Please take time and participate in this important survey. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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  • Operation Calculus

    Operation Calculus is a highly successful program that works with African-American students to close the achievement gap in honors level math courses. Click here to see more about the successful program.

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  • Summer Camps - The Window Program!

    Space is limited, so act now to secure your child a spot this summer in one of the Window Programs.These programs are full of exciting hands-on and student-led activities offered exclusively in Decatur Public Schools.

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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 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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  • District Calendar

    Click here to download a copy of the current school calendar at a glance. This calendar was approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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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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  • PARCC Testing is all this week and next.  Please try to make sure your child is in attendance and is well rested.
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  •                         March
    2-13 - PARCC Testing
      4 - NJHS Mtg 2:30-4:00
      5 - 7th Gr to Lincoln Museum
           Student Council 2:30-4:00 
      6 - Yearbook Mtg 2:30-3:30
    11 - NJHS Mtg 2:30-4:00
    12 - Student Council Mtg 2:30-4:00
    13 - Yearbook 2:30-3:30
    17 - St. Patrick's Day
    18 - NJHS Mtg 2:30-4:00
    19 - 4th Qtr Begins
           Student Council Mtg 2:30-4:00
    20 - Spring Begins
           Yearbook 2:30-3:30
    25 - NJHS Mtg 2:30-4:00
    26 - Student Council Mtg 2:30-4:00
    27 - 3rd Qtr Incentive
           Yearbook Mtg 2:30-3:30
    3/30 - 4/3 - Spring Break
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