Who We Are

You’ll find Decatur County, Indiana, just off Interstate 74 midway between Indianapolis, Indiana, and Cincinnati, Ohio. Nearly 1,800 students attend Decatur County Community Schools where they engage in learning today so they may lead tomorrow.

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

Learning is the obvious objective of education; however, we endeavor to teach our students the skills they need to lead us in the future: critical thinking, decision making, accountability, responsibility, and integrity. After all, the best leaders are those who lead by example.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Decatur County Community Schools to create a safe and caring environment where each individual can grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. The focus of our schools is to encourage students to persevere to meet academic challenges with openness, enthusiasm, and a willingness to solve problems using 21st Century Skills. This will be accomplished through an atmosphere of cooperation with respect for individual differences and community values.

Vision Statement

Decatur County Community Schools identifies six 21st century learning skills that students continually develop:

  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Reflective thinking
  • Effective communication
  • Productive collaboration
  • Digital literacy

Developing these 21st century learning skills is accomplished through continued collaboration between students, parents, school, and community.