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.
 
Vision
 
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. 
Beliefs
  • 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.
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    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.
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