Superintendent's Message

SUPERINTENDENTS MESSAGE The days of summer are quickly passing and preparations for another exciting school year are already in full swing. Our educational team has been busy with summer programs, school improvement, strategic planning and analyzing data/feedback from all of our stakeholder groups. The Decatur County School System is proud of the following achievements in 2014: ...

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System Registration Dates

Decatur County School System Registration Dates 2015-2016

Invitation to Participate-Title I

Stakeholders are also invited to visit the Decatur County Parent Resource Center on July 15th between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm to participate in the annual review process.

Child Find Notice

The Decatur County Schools Child Find meeting on: Wednesday, July 15, 2015 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the Decatur County Schools Support Center, 507 Martin Street, Bainbridge, GA. 39819.

Summer Meals Free

Meals for all Children Ages 1-18!
to find meals and sites in your community, dial 211 or call the national Hunger Hotline at: 1-866-3-HUNGRY.

2015-2016 School Calendar
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OUR Mission

Excellence, Engagement and Accountability…..for all.

OUR Mission 
To empower all students to 
engage and succeed in a global society 
by providing rigorous and equitable opportunities,
nurturing environments, sustained partnerships,
college and career readiness and character development.

Strategic Objectives

  • Increase student achievement and success
  • Develop and improve organizational effectiveness
  • Develop and improve stakeholder engagement, satisfaction and loyalty

Non - Negotiables

  • Being consistent in all that we do
  • Being transparent in all that we do
  • Providing high quality customer service at all times
  • Making continuous school and system improvement our daily mission
  • Demonstrating pride and ownership in all facilities and grounds daily
  • Providing a constant commitment to student and employee safety
  • Striving individually and as a team to move our school system from "good to great."

Teaching and learning Non-Negotiables

  • Improved effectiveness of Co-Teaching
  • Increased student engagement
  • Increased use of standards-based instructional practices
  • Increased rigor and depth of knowledge
  • Increased consistency in implementation and monitoring of attendance protocol

Dr. Fred Rayfield, Superintendent of Schools
100 South West Street
Bainbridge, GA 39817
Phone:  229-248-2200
Fax:  229-248-2252