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

Phone: (217)362-3200   Fax: (217)424.3037

School Hours: 9:05 - 3:30

Principal: Nate Sheppard


District Headlines

  • DPS #61 Superintendent Search

    The DPS Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent. Read more about the process.

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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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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 30, 2017 take a 10-20 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Connect with DPS!

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

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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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    12 - Lego League 3:30-5:00
         BBB 6:00 @ Dennis (Tabernacle
         Church, 4:45 Bus
    16 - MLK Day - No School
    17 - VB 6:00 @ A/O, 4:30 Bus
         BBB 4:30 @ Cham Jefferson,
         2:00 Bus
    19 - Student Council 3:30-4:30
         Lego League 3:30-5:00
         BBB 4:30 @ TJ vs Normal Parkside
         VB 6:00 @ Cerro Gordo, 4:30 Bus
    23 - Lego League 3:30-5:00
    24 - VB 6:00 @ TJ vs Mt. Zion
    25 - VB 4:00 @ Johns Hill, 3:15 Bus
    26 - Student Council 3:30-4:30
         Lego League 3:30-5:00
    30 - Lego League 3:30-5:00

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