Welcome

Welcome to William Harris Elementary. I would like to welcome everyone to a new school year. Everyone at Harris is looking forward to working with you and your child. Our dedicated staff and I pledge to provide a challenging and rewarding experience for your child. Attendance is very important. Please do everything possible to get your students to school each day and every day on time. Students are in attendance from 8:00 a.m. until 2:15 p.m. Harris School welcomes visitors.  We look forward in working with you throughout the school year.  If you would like to help with school improvement process, please let us know. Contact the school whenever you have concerns about your child’s education.  The office hours are from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  Our phone number is 217-424-3231.  

District Headlines

  • 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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  • Kids + Reading = Success!

    Parents, please take a few minutes to complete this important survey for free book distribution.

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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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