• Mission
    With the cooperation of faculty, staff, parents, and community all students will achieve the academic and social skills necessary to be life-long learners and productive members of society.
    The vision for Decatur Public Schools is to provide all learners with a solid foundation of skills, knowledge, and understandings that are necessary for their continual growth and success as students within the school setting, and as adults in society.  As a result of sound K-12 education, based on well defined educational outcomes, Decatur graduates are expected to become:
    • Effective communicators,
    • Critical thinkers and problem solvers,
    • Technologically literate,
    • Caring, sensitive, flexible, and healthy human beings,
    • Responsible family members,
    • Self-directed life-long learners. 
    • We believe all students can achieve at high levels.
    • We believe that all students can learn and must be taught effectively according to their individual needs and differences.
    • We believe learning should be active, enriching, and have application to the world we live in.
    • We believe it is our duty to help students develop trust, responsibility, tolerance, and the necessary problem solving and critical thinking skills to succeed in a diverse and ever changing society.
    • We believe a commitment to continuous improvement is essential to providing excellence in education.
    • We believe all members of the school community have an equal part in creating the District goals and resulting successes.
    • We believe the collaboration between the home, the school district, and the community has a direct correlation to the quality of the educational system and the experience of each student.
      We believe that the Decatur Public School District must manage financial assets in an efficient and effective manner that is fiscally responsible to all members of the community.