Duluth Edison Charter Schools

About Duluth Edison Charter Schools

Duluth Edison Charter Schools (DECS) is a public charter school located in Duluth, Minnesota. As a public charter school, we serve students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 free of charge.

Our mission is academic and personal excellence for every student. We are a PBIS (Positive Behavior and Intervention Systems) school focused on the core values of respect, responsibility, compassion, justice, courage, integrity, wisdom and hope.

In addition to quality offerings in math, language arts, science and social studies, we offer an array of specialists subjects. Visual arts, physical education, outdoor science, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and music), Spanish, and music are offered in some combination to all of our students on an every other day basis. Students in grades 5-8 have three music choices — band, choir and music appreciation. With these offerings, possible because we have a longer school day, we are truly seeking to address the whole child.

We encourage you to take some time to further explore our website and learn more about us.


Student Teacher

August 2023 Duluth, MN
“The Culture and Climate of the Community at DECS is upmost priority. They have dedicated a lot of time and energy pre and post the start of school to ensure that students and staff feel safe, supported, and welcomed.”

Human Resrouces Assistant

July 2023 Duluth, MN
“flexible hours. busy work”
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