I would like to welcome you to our school.  Academic excellence has long been the standard at Baum and we look forward to working with you and your students in that continued tradition.  Our dedicated staff and I pledge to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for your child(ren).  We invite you to become involved in our educational program, to ensure a strong, cooperative effort between home and school.  Our doors are always open for visitors and we encourage parents to observe, volunteer, and participate.

District Headlines

  • Nominate a DPS Graduate

    Seeking nominations for Outstanding Alumni of Decatur Public Schools

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  • Millikin - DPS61 Girls Basketball Camp

    Camp Video

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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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  • 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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  • Welcome Back Baum Students/Families!
    Sept. 3:  PTO Mtg. - 6 PM
    Sept. 3:  Fundraiser Begins
    Sept. 3:  CC @ 4 PM/Fairview Pk.
    Sept. 7Labor Day/No School
    Sept. 9:  PLC/Dismiss -10:40 AM
    Sept. 10:  CC @ 4 PM/Fairview Pk.
    Sept. 11:  Popcorn Day
    Sept. 14:  Picture Day!
         Send Order Form/Money
    Sept. 17:  Fundraiser Ends
          Return Order Form/Money
    Sept. 17:  CC @ 4 PM/Fairview Pk.
    Sept. 23:  PLC/Dismiss -10:40 AM
    Sept. 24:  CC @ 4 PM/Fairview Pk.
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