About the School

Gold Academy Information:


Located on 44 acres of land termed, “The Richard G. Lugar Educational Complex”, the Decatur Elementary Learning Center opened in the fall of 2010.  The complex has two academies serving students in grades 1-6. The Gold Academy focuses on the development of the primary elementary learner, as well as the intermediate elementary learner. The average enrollment for the Gold Academy for the 2017-2018 school year was 643 students.

The following information comprises the demographics of the Gold Academy:

  • 77.2% of our students are eligible for free and reduced lunch

  • 13.6% of our students are receiving special education services

  • 27.6% of our students are minorities

  • 9.92% of our students are limited English students

  • 7.3% of our students are homeless

The Gold Academy offers core subjects of reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies.  The teachers in grades one through four operate in self-contained classrooms, while grades five and six use a transitional community approach, having each student see multiple teachers per day.