About the School

Stephen Decatur Information

Stephen Decatur Elementary is located on the southwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana serving roughly 500 students in grades 1st through 6th.  As Stephen Decatur Eagles, we embrace our school colors of red, white, and gold. 

Mission: We are student invested, community connected. We prioritize student learning, safety, and customer service.

Instruction

We provide a research-based individualized reading, writing and language program, through a balanced literacy approach which allows students to grow into proficient readers. Our instruction includes word study, guided reading, comprehension, and writer's workshop.

We provide rigorous instruction using Pearson Envision as our curricular resource. We provide students with daily opportunities to build math fact fluency, mathematical problem solving, and the application of math skills.

We believe in authentic science and social studies instruction that is embedded in rich literacy and mathematical strategies. 

Additional Information

We believe in utilizing technology to increase student understanding. Students in 5th and 6th grade have 1 to 1 iPad devices. Students in 1st through 4th grade have mini-ipads available for classroom use.