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 7:55 a.m. until 2:20 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 217-362-3360.  

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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