A strong, encompassing education is crucial for the vitality of the community and its businesses, as it provides necessary skills for industry and its workforce. Decatur residents have access to both an exceptional public school system and a network of higher educational institutions that offer a variety of programs and opportunities.
High School Programs include Career and Technology Education, Dual Credit Classes, FLEX, and a range of extracurricular activities and advanced academics.
Decatur Independent School District
Decatur ISD empowers life-long learners to be visionary leaders in local and global communities. The district is dedicated to supporting students to nurture learning, values employees and invests in their growth, fosters relationships with students, families, and the community, and manages funds responsibly to maximize return on the community’s investment.
Total District Enrollment: 3,823
Best School in Wise County
Higher Educational Opportunities
A large number of universities, community colleges, trade/technical colleges, and specialty institutions are within 50 miles of Decatur, providing residents with a range of educational opportunities to suit their individual needs. These institutions produce a skilled and educated labor pool of graduates ready to join the workforce.
Located 38 miles south in Weatherford, Weatherford College offers a world-class education at an affordable price with more than 50 degrees and certificates so that students can train for a successful career or prepare to transfer to another institution.
Weatherford College - Wise County
Weatherford College’s Wise County campus is located between Decatur and Bridgeport, 7 miles west of Decatur. The campus was built in response to the needs and desires of Wise county citizens and offers traditional credit courses and workforce education.
University of North Texas
One of the largest universities in Texas, the University of North Texas (UNT) offers 112 bachelor's, 94 master's, and 38 doctoral degrees. The University offers 89 academic programs that are ranked among the nation’s Top 100 and has been named one of America’s 100 Best College Buys®. UNT is located in Denton, 27 miles east of Decatur.
The University of Texas at Arlington
A Tier One and R-1 Doctoral University, the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) offers more than 180 degree programs, with bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees in a wide variety of disciplines. 16 graduate programs at UTA rank in U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 “Best Graduate Schools.”