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

  • 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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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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  • ED Camp - Land of Lincoln

    Free Professional Development opportunity open to any central Illinois educator.

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Announcements

  • LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
    Monday, Sept. 1 - No School
    All District offices are closed
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  • NO SCHOOL
    September 8 - PLC DAY 
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  • SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
    Sept. 9 @ 6:30PM @ Keil Building 
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