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"Decatur Central High School is known for its 5 small learning communities."

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School leader:  Mr Scott DeFreese
5251 Kentucky Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221

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(317) 856-5288
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"Decatur Central High School is known for its 5 small learning communities."


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    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students


  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Engineering, World languages, Humanities...
  • Arts
    Computer animation, Graphics...
  • World languages
    Chinese - Mandarin, Latin, Spanish
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45 reviews

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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
Submitted by a community member · June 29, 2015
All of my teachers were very supportive and helpful. They always took time to sit down with me if I needed help and kept in contact with my parents. The teachers make sure that you are learning while having fun. It's a great school.

Submitted by a community member · June 29, 2015
I love Decatur and say I went there with pride. It's a great community and provides a good education. The staff is very supportive and the learning communities cater to each individual student.

Develops honesty: Strongly agree
Submitted by a community member · June 29, 2015
I am the fourth generation to go to and graduate from Decatur and it is a great school. Good teachers and great academic programs.

Submitted by a parent · January 15, 2015
I have had 3 children go through this school. I really like the small community set up. I wish the communities were defined a little more and had stronger personalities but still they help keep kids from falling through the cracks. More students... more

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Decatur Central High School (DCHS) provides its learners with rigorous curriculum, preparing them to be college and career ready in this 21st century world. DCHS may seem like a typical high school, but this is far from the case. Within the bricks of the physical building, there are 5 smaller schools, referred to as “Small Learning Communities”. Each Small Learning Community serves 350-400 students and is flavored uniquely to meet the interests and learning needs of its diverse population.

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Decatur Central High School
5251 Kentucky Avenue, Indianapolis, IN  46221
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. (317) 856-5288
Last modified Decatur Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.