About City Schools of Decatur

  • City Schools of Decatur is an independent public school district that serves all of the children and youth within the four square mile area of Decatur, Georgia. An urban town of approximately 20,000 residents, the City of Decatur is a historic city of homes, schools, and places of worship with a thriving business community located east of downtown Atlanta. Decatur offers a traditional small-town atmosphere--and the sophistication and excitement of a college town--along with all the benefits of living in a major metropolitan area.

    City Schools of Decatur has a total enrollment of approximately 5,600 students and operates a total of nine schools: one Early Childhood Learning Center, five K-3 primary schools, one 4th/5th-grade Academy, one middle school, and one high school. 

    Our teachers are among the finest professionals in the field. Over 70% of our teachers hold advanced degrees, most have multiple years of classroom experience, and a number of them hold multiple certifications. The average years of experience among teachers across our district is 13 years.

    Our students perform above the state and national averages on standardized tests at all grade levels. Each year City Schools of Decatur has ranked in the top ten districts in Georgia for SAT performance. Decatur High School has been named an AP Challenge and AP Merit school in Georgia.

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