The NDES curriculum adheres to state standards in all subjects, including the core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. We also offer instruction in art, music, and physical education. For more information about state standards and assessments, please enjoy the resources on this page.

Our Curriculum

North Decatur Elementary offers a comprehensive curriculum. Our curriculum includes “the basics,” enhanced with modern audio-visual equipment and computer-assisted instruction. We strive to implement the best of “what is new” while holding on to the best of the “tried and true.” 

Printed curriculum is available for many subjects and is available for parents to view in the office. We evaluate and revise the curriculum for each subject as part of the textbook adoption process. We encourage any parent who has an interest in serving on a curriculum team to contact our school principal.

Additional Programs

In addition to our regular curriculum, our students receive unique learning experiences through a variety of extracurricular opportunities. Please visit our Activities page to learn more about getting your child involved in NDES athletics, clubs, and organizations.

ISTEP+ Assessment Results

Your child’s ISTEP+ results are available for you to review through the ISTEP+ Parent Portal. Through the secure Parent Portal website, you will be able to view preliminary results, including the student’s current score and performance level (Pass+, Pass, or Did-Not-Pass) and written responses to ISTEP+ Part 1 questions for each subject area of the student’s test. 

The link to the parent portal and instructions for logging in are available in the Useful Links section of this page.