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Decatur Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 256 students


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Posted September 22, 2009

I absolutely love DCS! I have attended Decatur Christian all my life, and I would definitely never think about going somewhere else. The elementary & high school teachers alike are very caring, kind, & genuine towards their students. They are always there to help you when you need it, & when looking for a school, that is definitely what I want as a student!
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 18, 2009

I love this school but sometimes they are way to strict i forgot to do part of my homework and they gave me a detention!!!>:(
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Posted September 1, 2006

It is my children's 1st year at Decatur Christian. The teachers welcomed my kids in such a caring way and have really made them feel right at home. I believe teachers influence our children a great deal. Thank you for making my children feel safe and by showing them a Christ like life! Kerrie Buggar
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Posted April 23, 2004

Decatur Christian School is the best kept secret in town! It is a wonderful school. I can't say enough about the Christian environment, teachers that give 100 percent, and professional staff. It truly is a place where kids can learn, have fun, is free to worship and grow into outstanding adults.
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Posted March 11, 2004

Decatur Christian School is a remarkable place of education. The teachers genuinely care about their students and you can tell. It is a financial sacrifice to send your child here, but it is totally worth it.
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 60%
Black 4% 20%
Hispanic 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Randy Grigg
  • Coed
  • Christian
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (217) 877-7627


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  • Library
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137 South Grant Street
Forsyth, IL 62535
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Phone: (217) 877-5636


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