Welcome to Stephen Decatur Middle School!

  • SDMS ExteriorAt Stephen Decatur Middle School, we are committed to educating the whole student, focusing on their individual skills and abilities, and striving toward high standards in a safe, positive, and empowering learning environment. 

    The Stephen Decatur Middle School Pledge

    I am a student at Stephen Decatur Middle School.
    I am Respectful to myself and to others with my words and my behaviors.
    I am in control of my actions and my reactions.
    I am Responsible for myself, my possessions and my relationships.
    I am in control of my life and my future.
    I am defined by what I say and what I do.
    I am Ready to Learn, my mind is open and I am ready to fulfill my potential.
    I am a student at Stephen Decatur Middle School.

Drop-Off & Entrance Locations at SDMS

  • SDMS Entrances

Contact the Office

  • 1 Educational Park
    Decatur, IL 62526

    Phone: 217.362.3250
    Fax: 217.362.3575
    Email: sdms@dps61.org 

Bell Times

  • Regular Day: 9:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.
    Half Day: 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

    Half Day Dates for 2023-24 School Year

    • September 13, 2023
    • October 11, 2023
    • November 15, 2023
    • December 13, 2023
    • January 24, 2024
    • February 14, 2024
    • March 13, 2024
    • April 24, 2024

    23-24 SDMS Bell Times