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

  • 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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  • 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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Announcements

  • Closing Dates and Report Cards

    Elementary Schools

    June 3- Last day for students – full student attendance day. There will be bussing, and report cards will be distributed at the end of the day.

     

    Thomas Jefferson Middle School

    June 3 -Last day of attendance – full student attendance day.

    June 5- Mail unclaimed report cards

     

    Stephen Decatur Middle School

    June 3- Last day of attendance – full student attendance day.

    June 5- Mail unclaimed report cards

     

    Eisenhower High School

    Wednesday, May 20

    Senior Final Exams,  Periods 1 - 4

    Thursday, May 21

    Senior Final Exams, Periods 5 - 7

    Friday, May 22

    Last day for Heartland Juniors AM and PM students

    Senior Make-Up Exams

    Friday, May 29

    Graduation practice at EHS John Alexander Athletic Field at 10:00 a.m.

    EHS Baccalaureate Service, EHS Auditorium at 7:00 PM

    Saturday, May 30

    Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony at 7:30 PM on EHS John Alexander Athletic Field

    Tuesday, June 2 

    Final Exams for Grades 9-11, Periods 1 -4 

    Wednesday, June 3

    Final Exams for Grades 9-11, Periods 5 – 7

    Last day of school—Full Day of Student Attendance

    Report Cards will be mailed on Friday, June 12 

     

    MacArthur High School

    Sunday, May 17

    MHS Baccalaureate Service, MHS Auditorium at 2:00 PM 

    Tuesday, May 19 
     
    Last day for Heartland Seniors AM and PM students

    Wednesday, May 20      

    Senior Final Exams, periods 1-4 

    Thursday, May 21    

    Senior Final Exams, periods 5-7

    Friday, May 22    

    Senior Final Exams make-ups 

    Last day for Heartland Juniors AM and PM students 

    Friday, May 29 

    Class of 2015graduation practice 10:00-11:30 AM at MHS  

    Saturday, May 30

    Class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony 5:00 PM on the MHS Field

    Tuesday, June 2

    Final Exams for Grades 9-11, Periods 1 -4

    Wednesday, June 3

    Final Exams for Grades 9-11, Periods 5 – 7  

    Last day of school—Full Day of Student Attendance 

    Report Cards will be mailed on Friday, June 12

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  • NO SCHOOL
    Memorial Day
    Mon., May 25th
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  • SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
    Tues., May 26th @ 6:30pm @ Keil
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  • HS FINAL EXAMS
    Wed., 5/27- Fri., 5/29
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