Dayton Early College Academy

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DECA PREP is a free, public elementary school in Dayton serving over 470 K-4th grade students. Since our inception in 2012, DECA PREP's singular focus has been helping our youngest learners establish the core skills and habits of mind necessary to achieve college success later in life.
Our promise is that all students will be reading at or above grade level by the end of the third grade--as this is the marker of future academic success. DECA PREP faculty will work together with parents, community members, and university partners to ensure a positive learning environment and student success.
DECA PREP is currently built a new Parent Center, that provides a new main office, new clinic, two new classrooms, and more space for parent centered events. With the addition of two new classrooms, DECA PREP can meet the community's continuing demand for growth.
Students who complete the fourth grade at DECA PREP have the opportunity to continue their path to college at DECA Middle.
200 Homewood Avenue
Dayton, OH 45405
P. 937.610.0110
F. 937.260.4478
Principal: Aileen Ernst
School Hours: 8:00-2:50
Breakfast Hours: 7:30-8:00
Red/Black polo shirts
(no logos)
Khaki/Black pants
(shorts, skirts) 
Brown/Tan/Black belt
Gym Shoes
(no sandals, babydolls etc.)