South Decatur Elementary School
We Are South
South Decatur Elementary friendly staff in front of their school building

South Decatur Elementary School

Home of the Cougars

Welcome to South Decatur Elementary School, home of the Cougars! We are a K–6 school located in Greensburg, Indiana. We serve about 475 students in the Decatur County Community Schools district, preparing our students for secondary school and beyond.

Please take some time to get to know our school and our staff members. We have a wide variety of clubs and athletics programs available to our students, and we take pride in fostering a love of learning. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021

Decatur County Community Schools is offering options with regards to a safe return of students for the 2020–2021 school year. For this school year, we invite you to learn more about our return-to-school plan and our virtual academy using the links below.

Return to Learn Plan 2020-2021
C2 Virtual Academy Parent and Student Handbook

Online Registration

2020–2021 Kindergarten Registration

Coffee table with coffee mug, cookies, and an appleThe South Decatur Elementary School kindergarten round-up that was scheduled to be on April 13 has been canceled in adherence to Governor Holcomb's recommendations on school closures. 

We will still need to enroll and register all incoming kindergartners for the 2020–2021 school year. Any student five years of age by August 1, 2020, is eligible to attend 2020–2021 kindergarten at South Decatur Elementary School.

Please use the links below to enroll your child online.

A Message from Our Principal

Dear SDES families,

Welcome to South Decatur Elementary School, home of the Cougars! I am so happy to be able to serve as principal at SDE and be part of the SDE family!

Our mission at South Decatur Elementary is to create a safe and caring environment where each student has the opportunity to grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Our caring and highly effective educators are dedicated to providing the highest quality education for your students. At SDE, we have set high yet attainable expectations not only for our students, but for our staff as well. We are committed to our students and to the surrounding community. Our educators strive to make learning meaningful, relevant, and rigorous, never forgetting that education should also be fun. We believe that students thrive in a supportive, caring environment and will strive to be their individual best and become lovers of learning.

At South Decatur Elementary, we believe all students have the ability to become effective communicators and collaborators by learning to think critically, creatively, and reflectively. SDE is proud to be a 1:1 school, where every student is equipped with a device and teachers use the technology to stretch student achievement. Our goal is to build a solid foundation that will enable each child to become digitally literate so that they may become successful in our ever-changing world.

Now, more than ever, we at SDE realize the importance of creating the next generation of world leaders. This means instilling peace, kindness, acceptance, and understanding in our students. We need to teach our students to think globally; to see the world not just in our community but far beyond. We work to demonstrate how to take care of and build one another up and to celebrate each other for all of our differences. At SDE, kindness matters! We strive to help our students understand their role in creating a safe, respectful, and responsible environment where teachers and students work together for the greater good.

I look forward to sharing in your child's education with each of you, and I am eager for the many exciting and enriching experiences this year has to offer! Our desire is that each time you and your child enter this building, you walk in as part of our family and you feel the passion and energy our school brings.

Thank you for visiting our site and for choosing South Decatur Elementary! Welcome to the Cougar family!

We are South!


Angel Hocker

Angel Hocker
South Decatur Elementary School Principal