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

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

School Hours: 9:05 - 3:30

Principal: Nate Sheppard


District Headlines

  • District Calendar

    Click here to view the 2015-2016 calendar and NEXT year's Board of Education approved 2016-17 school calendar. If you have any questions regarding the calendar please contact your child's school.

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  • DPS Summer Camp - Window Program

    Summer Camps offer full hands-on learning and student led activities with DPS teachers, Millikin University pre-service students, and DPS high school interns.

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  • Decatur FACES

    Facility Advisory Committee for Exceptional Schools Meeting Documents and Presentations

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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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  • 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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  • 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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         School's Out!
    Monday, May 23 is the last day of school.  It is a half day with dismissal at 12:05.
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  •                    April
    27 - Track Practice 3:35-4:45
    28 - Track Meet 3:00 @ Millikin, 1:45 Bus
    29 - 8th Gr Chicago Trip
           21st Century Field Six Flags Trip
    30 - County Track Meet 9:00 @ Mt. Zion,
           7:45 Bus
      1 - May Day
      2 - Teacher Appreciation Week
      3 - National Teacher's Day
      5 - New Student Orientation 5-7pm
      6 - Send Off Dance 6-8pm
           Nurse's Day
      9 - Elementary VB 5-6:30
    10 - Gifted Conf 9:15-l:00 at MHS
    11 - Music Concert 7:00pm in Aud
    14 - Track Sectionals 9:00 @ Rochester
    16 - Elementary VB 5-6:30
    18 - Awards Program - AM
           Elementary VB 5-6:30
    19 - Locker Clean Out
    20 - Play Day
    21 - High School Graduations
    23 - Last Day of School, 12:05 Dismissal
           Six Flags Trip
    30 - Memorial Day

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