At Decatur Public Schools, we have made it our mission to educate all students for lifelong success. Our vision is that all students will become responsible, caring and productive citizens of society in a setting where: students, parents, staff, and community members share responsibility; district leadership motivates people, policies, and decisions; and all resources are used effectively and efficiently. Thank you for visiting our website!

District Headlines

  • 2014 - 2015 School Supply List

    Click here to download a copy of the K-6 grade 2014 - 2015 school supply list. Individual schools may have specific requests.

    Comments (-1)
  • Kindergarteners WANTED!

    If your child will be 5 years old before September 1, 2014 please contact DPS Student Services ASAP at 217.424.3027 to get your child registered!

    Comments (-1)
  • School Physicals & Immunizations

    Learn about a variety of options in the community for your child to obtain their school physical and immunizations. School physicals and immunizations are due on Oct. 15 for Pre-K, K, 6th and 9th grade students.

    Comments (-1)
  • High School Uniform Information

    Click here to get information on the high school uniform requirements as well as a list of vendors. Please contact your child's school if you have any additional questions regarding uniform requirements.

    Comments (-1)
  • Nominate 2014 Outstanding Alumni & Educator of the Year

    Each year the Decatur Public Schools Foundation recognizes an Outstanding Alumni of the Year and an Educator of the Year. The winners are honored at the annual "Celebrate! The Legacy of Learning" event that is held at Millikin University.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • District Calendars

    Click here to download a copy of the current and future school calendars at a glance. These calendars are approved by the Board of Education.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • 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.

    Comments (-1)
  • Connect with DPS!

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

    Comments (-1)
  • more


    Please visit the DPS Booth!
    August 1st - 3rd, Downtown Decatur
    Comments (-1)
    @ EHS & MHS - August 6 & 7
    8:15AM - 3:00PM - both days
    Comments (-1)
  • Saturday, August 9
    9AM - 1PM
    Comments (-1)
    Wednesday, August 6 is designated for EHS, Hope, Garfield, TJ & Robertson students
    Thursday, August 7 is designated for MHS, SDMS, Johns Hill & Dennis
    Location for both dates is Eisenhower High School and time for both dates is 3PM-5PM. The cost is $25 which can be paid in check or cash. No debit card, credit card or public aid will be accepted.
    Comments (-1)
    Saturday, August 9
    9:00AM - 2:00PM
    First Christian Church
    Jumpstart Back-to-School Clinic
    3350 N. MacArthur Rd.
    They will also have immunizations available on-site through CHIC
    Saturday, August 16
    9:00AM - 1:00PM
    Antioch Missionary Baptist Church
    530 West Mound Road, Decatur
    Comments (-1)