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 10 minutes 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 4,200 students and operates a total of eight schools--one Early Childhood Learning Center, four K-3 primary schools, one 4th/5th grade Academy, one middle school, and one high school. The Early Childhood Learning Center, opened August 2005, offers programs for Decatur children ages 0-4. The primary schools are small schools (less than 450 students) and are nestled within residential neighborhoods throughout Decatur. The 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue, Renfroe Middle School, and Decatur High School serve all of the children in the district and are centrally located in the city.
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.