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Superintendent's Message

As the days of summer draw to a close, the sounds of school buses and children returning to the classrooms is almost here. The start of school is a special time for students and each new chapter will be opened with both excitement and nervous anticipation. We look forward to another excellent year in Decatur County Schools. Our staff has been working ...

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Pre-K Registration

Pre-K Registration

Date: February 18, 2020

Time: 8:30-2:30 and 4:30-5:30

Place: Zoned School

  • Age requirement- A student must be four on or before September 1st of 2020. Five year old students who have not participated in the Georgia Pre-K Program may also be eligible for enrollment. Proof of age is required.


  • Parents may register students at the school in which your family is zoned. Requests for placement at another school will be considered after registration is complete. Proof of Georgia residency is required.


  • Registration is conducted on a first come first serve basis. Register early to ensure your child can attend.


  • Copies of the following documentation are required for Registration:


  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Form 3231
  • Social Security Card


  • Medicaid Card/Food Stamp Card/TANF or SSI Award letter
  • Proof of Address/Georgia Residency- Accepted documents include electric, gas, landline phone, homeowner’s insurance, or water bills;  rent receipt or mortgage payment; vehicle registration; property tax notice;.

NOT accepted documents of residency include driver’s license or cell phone bill.

Georgia Parent Survey

The Georgia Parent Survey is also modeled after the student survey and contains 24 questions. Parents may complete the survey using their personal computer, smartphone, or tablet. For parents who do not have access to the Internet, school administrators should consider scheduling dates and times to allow parents to complete the Georgia Parent Survey at school. All parents should be encouraged to participate in the Georgia Parent Survey because the data will be used as part of the calculation of the School Climate Star Rating. Survey responses are anonymous, self-reported, and will be submitted directly to the Georgia Department of Education for analysis. The Georgia Parent Survey is also available in Spanish. Parents may select the Spanish version within the survey. The Georgia Parent Survey link is posted below.

Georgia Parent Survey:

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Our Vision and Mission

Excellence, Engagement and Accountability…..for all.

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
  • Implement technology for teaching and learning
  • Develop and improve stakeholder engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty
  • Support a positive school system culture and climate

System Non-Negotiables

  • Put student needs first
  • Be positive and respectful
  • Be consistent
  • Build trustful and relevant relationships
  • Provide all stakeholders with a voice

Teaching and Learning Non-Negotiables

  • Increase student engagement
  • Increase rigor and relevance
  • Increase use of instructional technology
  • Increase teacher collaboration



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Decatur County School System
100 South West Street
Bainbridge, GA 39817
Phone:  229-248-2200
Fax:  229-248-6337
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