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

  • DPS Superintendent Search

    The Board of Education is seeking your input on the desired characteristics & skills that you would like to see in the next superintendent.

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  • PreK Classes starting January 2017

    Pershing Early Learning Center has openings in PreK classes starting in January 2017. Call today to enroll your four year old eager to start school!

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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 16, 2017 take a 20-30 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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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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  • Baum's NEW Phone Number!  362-3520

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  • Dec. 1:  1st Grade to Children's Museum@11:15AM

    Dec. 3:  Baum Christmas Bazaar@9AM-2PM

    Dec. 5:  PTO Meeting@6PM

    Dec. 6:  BBall vs Johns Hill@3:45PM

    Dec. 9:  Popcorn Day!  Thanks PTO!

    Dec. 12:  Culver's Fundraiser Night!  Eat at Cuilver's and Baum receives part of the proceeds!

    Dec. 12:  PTO Holiday Shop Week Begins for Students!  Various holiday items for students to purchase!

    Dec. 13:  BBall vs Garfield@3:45PM  

    Dec. 14:  K-3 Holiday Program@7PM

    Dec. 15:  4-6 Holiday Program@12:30PM

    Dec. 20:  Classroom Holiday Parties@1:15PM!


    Dec. 25:  MERRY CHRISTMAS!


    Dec. 31:  NEW YEAR'S EVE/GOODBYE 2016!

    Jan. 1:  HAPPY NEW YEAR/HELLO 2017!

     *All Bball games played at the DISC


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