Principal's Corner

Welcome to Stephen Decatur Elementary, a 1st through 6th grade school of approximately 500 students located on the Southwest side of Indianapolis.  Stephen Decatur’s staff is committed to working with parents and students collaboratively to best meet the needs of our students.  Our students are involved in learning that focuses on incorporating multi-disciplines with rigorous literacy instruction that allows for students to create high-quality, meaningful products.  We provide innovative instruction that engages students to think critically about their reading, writing and mathematical problem solving. 

In an effort to help all students reach their full potential, we have a large and diverse staff dedicated to meeting their needs.  Our staff at Stephen Decatur uses PBIS strategies to create a positive learning environment for students.  PBIS allows students to grow through their mistakes.  It also allows them to learn from the consequences of their choices.  We follow our school-wide character traits of respect, responsibility, perseverance, integrity, and compassion to help students develop life skills that will help them far beyond our school walls.  During our daily CREW time, the students spend time making connections to these character traits and the world around them.

Stephen Decatur is a positive learning community where everyone is committed to working together for the success of all students. We are extremely proud of our school and know you’ll be impressed by what you experience. 


Sincerely,

Mrs. Katie Gordon
Principal