Considered an urban district, DPS61 serves approximately 9,100 students in 20 different schools. The students come from a wide range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. To meet the needs of all students, Decatur has recently implemented a one-to-one technology initiative at each of the schools, renovated the two high schools, and provides on-site professional development to teachers through instructional coaches.
The core components of the Decatur Teacher Education Pipeline include:
Decatur Public Schools (District 61) is the largest school district in Macon County situated in Central Illinois. The district services 9,123 students in 23 schools. All DPS61 schools receive public funding and do not charge tuition.
Elementary Buildings (K-6)
Middle Schools (7-8)
High Schools (9-12)