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Welcome to Decatur County Schools

October 12th Staff Development Schedules PES and DES
October 12th Staff Development Schedules DCMS and RHS

From the Desk of Branson Townsend:

The mission of Decatur County Schools is to educate our students to become productive and responsible citizens.  Thank you for visiting our website!  The 2015-2016 school year promises to be an exciting opportunity for our students to improve their learning.   As Director of Schools, my belief is that the creation of a collaborative, safe, orderly, and caring environment is essential for sustaining and improving the effectiveness of our schools. The research is clear that schools must have the following in common to be effective.

1.       A caring and collaborative environment
2.       Strong leadership
3.       Focused, intentional instruction, and
4.       The use of assessment data to drive instruction. 

I encourage you to visit this website for timely information related to the programs and services provided by the Decatur County Board of Education.  We have implemented programs from pre-kindergarten to high school-college dual credit to encourage students in their educational pursuits and to enhance the curriculum available to students.

Community support is outstanding in Decatur County.  Each citizen of Decatur County is a stakeholder in the Decatur County School System, and on behalf of the Decatur County Board of Education, I want to thank you for supporting our schools. As a community we must actively demonstrate with our collective actions how important the education of our future generations is to the quality of life in our community. Working together parents, community members, government, business and industry can better understand the need for an educated workforce and the comprehensive education program that is needed to develop the academic and non-academic needs of our children in grades Pre K through 12.  

Let us all take pride in Decatur County and Decatur County Schools as we strive to meet the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs of our children in order for each one of them to become a productive and responsible citizen. 

Branson Townsend
Director of Schools





Contact Information:

Decatur County Board of Education

Branson Townsend, Director

59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369

Decaturville, TN 38329


Phone: (731) 852-2391

Fax: (731) 852-2960