Decatur is a city in DeKalb County, Georgia. With a population of 19,335 in the 2010 census, the city is sometimes assumed to be larger since multiple zip codes in unincorporated DeKalb County bear the Decatur name. It is an intown suburb of Atlanta and part of the Atlanta Metropolitan Area, and its public transportation is served by three MARTA rail stations. Named after Stephen Decatur, a 19th century U.S. Naval hero, Decatur retains a strong connection to its history, while preparing for the future with managed growth and responsible development.

Decatur maintains its own identity while forging bonds with other communities locally, nationally and internationally. Decatur is a member of Sister Cities International.

Decatur Schools

  • Decatur High School
  • Lakeside High School
  • Carl G. Renfroe Middle School
  • The 4/5 Academy at Fifth Avenue
  • Glenwood Elementary
  • Clairemont Elementary
  • Oakhurst Elementary
  • Winnona Park Elementary

The district has 224 full-time teachers and over 2,519 students.

Colleges and universities

  • Agnes Scott College
  • Columbia Theological Seminary
  • Emory University is located northwest of Decatur,
    in nearby unincorporated DeKalb County
  • Georgia Perimeter College

Popular Subdivisions & Communities Include:

Chelsea Heights | City of Decatur | Decatur Heights | Glenwood Estates | Leafmore Hills | Oak Grove | Oakhurst | Oak Leaf Station | Ponderosa | Park Overlook | Ridgeland Park | Winnona Park

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