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!


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  • Decatur Sister Cities

    The Decatur Sister Cities are providing a Student Exchange Program for three weeks in June 2015 to Seevetal, Germany! Application deadline is Dec. 15th. Click here for further details.

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  • Elite Energy Fall Show

    Elite Energy will be hosting their always entertaining fall show. This year, special guests TJ Music Machine and Broadway star Timothy Shew will be joining the show! Oct. 5th 4:00-6:00PM @ EHS Auditorium.

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  • School Board Elections

    During the April 2015 elections there will be three full term (four year) positions on the ballot for the Decatur Public Schools Board of Education. Candidates interested in running for these positions must pick up a nominating petition. Click here for details.

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  • Chamber Breakfast Presentation

    Superintendent Taylor presented at the Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast on September 3, 2014. A crowd of over 140 business members came together to hear the successes, challenges and goals for Decatur Public Schools. Click here to see the presentation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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