Welcome to Decatur County Schools
Thank you for visiting the Decatur County Schools website. The ultimate goal of Decatur County Schools is to provide a quality education for each student so they may become productive citizens in our society. Decatur County School System has 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. The focus of Decatur County Schools is student centered and data driven. The system is governed by a nine member Board of Education with the administration of the system facilitated by the Director of Schools, Dr. Michael Price and his staff.
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Decatur County Board of Education
Dr. Michael J. Price, Director
59 W. Main Street, P.O. Box 369
Decaturville, TN 38329
Phone: (731) 852-2391
Fax: (731) 852-2960
Decatur County Middle School serves students in grades 5-8 in Decatur County. Decatur County Middle School opened to students for the first time in August 2000. Decatur County Middle School was established as a consolidation of students from Decaturville Elementary and Parsons Junior High School. The school day at Decatur County Middle School is 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Approximately 450 students are presently enrolled at DCMS.
Decaturville Elementary School is a Pre-K through 5th grade school with approximately 317 students. Decaturville Elementary School is located in Decaturville, Tennessee and serves the southern portion of Decatur County. DES was built in 1959 and since that time has undergone many renovations and improvements. It currently has 16 classrooms within the main building, two separate buildings that house Pre-K, and a portable building that houses the school’s computer lab. Decaturville Elementary also has an extended school program that operates from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m. and after school from 2:45 p.m.-5:30 p.m. during days that school is in session. The program is available during the summer and on days when school is not in session such as holidays, in-service/staff development days, and on days when early closings arise due to weather.
Parsons Elementary School is a K-4 school located in Parsons, Tennessee. PES was originally built in the 1950’s as a 1-6 grade school. A kindergarten unit was added in the 1970’s. In 2000 PES underwent a major renovation which added 13 new classrooms to the original 9 classrooms. The school day begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. At present there are approximately 460 students enrolled at Parsons Elementary School. An Extended School Program (ESP) is also available at Parsons Elementary from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. and 2:45 p.m. –5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday during the school year including school holidays, in-service/staff development days, inclement weather, and during summer break.
Decatur Co. Learning Center is located on the site of the former Parsons Junior High building. The learning center houses 2 of the 3 Pre-K programs in Decatur County. Each program has one teacher and assistant with no more than 20 students per program. For more information, contact Mrs. Amy Clenney at Amy.Clenney@decaturschools.org.
Riverside High School was originally opened in 1965, but moved into a new facility in the fall of 2000 in Decaturville, Tennessee. RHS is a 9th-12th grade school which has thirty-three classrooms and 2 computer labs. Riverside High School operates on a modified block schedule with 9-week grading periods. Riverside offers a variety of courses including dual credit options and a well-established career-technical education program. RHS also has many well-established athletic programs including football, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, and soccer. There are approximately 473 students presently enrolled at Riverside.
*Decatur County School System is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, national origin, creed, age, marital status, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies. Click the following links for entire Nondiscrimination policy.