• Decatur Public School District is proud to offer three quality Magnet School Programs: Fine Arts, Montessori and STEM. We've revamped the magnet school application process for the 2020-2021 school year!

    Interested families have the opportunity to submit a SINGLE magnet school application, ranking their interest in each of the three magnet programs, rather than attending each individual magnet school info session. you may attend ANY of the sessions listed below to apply to ANY of the magnet programs. But in order to apply, you MUST submit your magnet school application during that session. Available seats will be filled during the Magnet Lottery.

    Anyone living within the District #61 boundaries can apply to a magnet school. Parents of students who already already attend a magnet program must submit an application for new siblings entering the magnet program. 


       January 30th, 2020 @ 5:00PM DURFEE MAGNET SCHOOL

       February 6th, 2020 @ 5:00PM JOHNS HILL MAGNET SCHOOL

       February 12th, 2020 @ 5:00PM FRENCH STEM ACADEMY

       February 22nd, 2020 @ 10:00AM GARFIELD MONTESSORI

    Parents will be notified by mail the results of the lottery late March/early April.  

    For magnet process questions, please contact 217-362-3014