Welcome

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

  • DPS #61 Superintendent Search

    The DPS Board of Education is seeking a Superintendent. Read more about the process.

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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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  • 5Essentials School Survey

    Students, teachers and parents have a voice in improving our schools. Now through January 30, 2017 take a 10-20 min survey to help identify strengths and weaknesses in our school learning environment.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Connect with DPS!

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

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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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Announcements

  •  
    NO SCHOOL
    MLK Holiday: 
     Mon., January 16, 2017
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  • 5Essentials Survey
     Open now through
     January 30, 2017
     
    CLICK HERE to take the survey.
     
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  • HALF DAY DATES:
        WED. Feb. 8th
        WED. Feb. 22nd
    NO dates in January
     
     
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  • BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS:
    @Keil Administration Bldg 6:30pm Board Room
     
        Tues January 24th
        Tues February 14th
        Tues February 28th
     
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  • DPS Summer Camps
    THE WINDOW PROGRAM
      June 5-June 30, 2017
      Monday - Friday
      8:00am - 3:00pm
      Application deadline:
      March 17, 2017
    ONLINE registration ONLY
    Follow this LINK to register!

     

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