Why is Decatur the Best School for your child?

Posted by Patrick Creagan at 9/17/2014

When it comes to educating children, parents have several options. When you think of providing the best education for your child, think of Decatur Public Schools. Here's what we offer:


  • All our teachers are highly qualified and provide outstanding instruction for all learners with a strong emphasis on building the literacy skills of all students. 

  • The Middle School has received the label of Reward School from the Michigan Department of Education! 

  • Beautiful facilities, all rooms air-conditioned!

  • We are technology driven with Smart Boards in all classrooms. 

  • We have the best athletic facilities with our sports teams winning district, regional, and state championships. 

  • We provide Advanced Placement courses and dual enrollment for our students to receive college credit while in high school.

  • Online courses are provided for our students through our Seat Time Waiver Program.

  • Daily academic intervention periods and after-school tutoring are provided to support struggling students in core-courses. 

  • We also provide outstanding enrichment opportunities for our high achievers.  

  • An award-winning band program and outstanding power-lifting program consistently producing state qualifiers and state champions. 

  • Our Science Olympiad program qualified for the state finals last year. 

  • An onsite Great Start Readiness Program operates for our four year olds. 

  • Art, computer, PE, library and music are taught in all the elementary school classrooms. 

  • The average class size is 25 and we have full time counselors who work with our students each day. 

  • Theater and drama opportunities for all ages.


    Why Decatur Public Schools? Because your child deserves the very best education. Visit our webpage at www.raiderpride.org or call us at 423-6800.