Our schools are positively committed to innovation and excellence.

Decatur City Schools’ mission is to provide an innovative learning community committed to academic excellence and meeting the unique needs of every individual. Students at Decatur City Schools have incredible opportunities to participate in STEM programs, arts, and extracurricular activities. Private schools provide excellence in academics in a Christian environment and include Decatur Heritage Christian Academy and Saint Ann Catholic School.


Elementary Schools

including eight Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence


High Schools


Junior High School

including a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence


Middle Schools


Private Schools

The Mission of Decatur City Schools is to provide an innovative learning community committed to academic excellence and meeting the unique needs of every individual. The Decatur City School System serves over 8,500 students in eighteen schools and is known for providing a rigorous academic program as well as a wide range of programs focused on preparing students for future careers in healthcare, advanced manufacturing, building sciences, and cyber security, among others. A state of the art Career Academy is being built that is scheduled for completion in Fall of 2024.

Source: Decatur City Schools
Source: Decatur City Schools

Magnet Program available at two elementary schools

Award-winning EXCEL Center for English Language

AIM Developmental Program for Diverse Abilities

Source: Decatur City Schools
Source: Decatur City Schools

Propelling Innovation Through Robotics Learning

Decatur students are acquiring essential STEM and computer science skills through classroom curriculum incorporating robotics, coding and other technology. The school system also offers a nationally renowned robotics team.

Paving Career Pathways

Decatur City Schools’ strategic planning goals includes producing 100% college/career-ready graduates, and as part of that it offers specialized programming for students in:

  • Army JROTC
  • Business Academy
  • Building Science
  • Sports Medicine
  • Precision Machining
  • Health Sciences
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cyber Security

Private Schools

Decatur has two private schools that provide rigorous academic programs that prepare students for college and career within a Christian environment.
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Saint Ann Catholic School was established to provide a quality Catholic education for the children of families in Morgan County Alabama.Situated on 34 spacious acres, the serene setting and convenience of the centralized location with excellence in academic programs offers parents a real choice in quality education.
Decatur Heritage Christian Academy  Logo
DHCA is a non-denominational, K5-12th grade, Christian school serving the greater Decatur area. Its campus provides over 82,000 square feet on 50 acres. Anchored by its exceptional academic program and innovative, caring, Christ-centered teachers, DHCA enables students to explore and excel in a wide-ranging array of curricular and extracurricular opportunities.

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