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About Douglass Elementary

The New  Douglass Elementary School broke ground May 10, 2010. The building is 77,442 square feet and the estimated cost at the time of construction was $14.5 million. Douglass meets silver LEED certification and has a state-of-the-art central heating and cooling system.

Douglass Elementary School

408 Price Street,  Eden, NC 27288

Phone: 336-623-6521

Fax: 336-627-2781


Office Hours: 7:00-4:00 

Student Hours: 7:45-2:45

Grades Served: Pre K-5

Mascot: Eagle

Colors: Blue and White

Administrative Staff

Lauryn Duncan, Principal

Janear Johnson, Data Manager

Taylor Murray, Bookkeeper/Secretary

Ramona Trantham, Administrative Assistant

School Report Card 2022-2023









Beliefs & Pledge

Vision Statement

"Our school empowers all students to embrace learning, to excel and achieve their personal best and own their future."


Mission Statement

"At Douglass, our mission is to provide a safe and positive learning environment where the staff, and school community work together to prepare all students to become productive citizens and life-long learners with the necessary 21st Century Skills to succeed in a diverse and changing world."

Learn More about Douglass

We are a Title I school. View our Title I/Student Handbook. 


Please click on the icon to access directions to Douglass Elementary school.

Douglass PTO

The PTO appreciates the support of the parents, staff and community as they work together to help the school and students. Please contact our officers for information on ways to help and support our school.

PTO Members

Kathy Cox

Tabitha Cox

JoAnna Cox

Doneka Dillard

Teresa Dishmon

Loretta Murphy

Robin Jones

Mandy Gusler

Jessica James

Taylor Peach

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School Improvement Plan

The Douglass School Improvement team is a group of representatives who work together to implement continued growth and improvement at our school. This team is made up of teacher representatives from each grade level, support staff, parents and community members that each have a stake in our school. This team is elected by our staff to represent each stakeholder and they meet monthly to engage in dialog, create and work on our School Improvement Plan and implement programs or changes to improve our school. 


Our School Leadership Team for 2023-2024 is represented by the following members:

  • Lauryn Duncan- Principal

  • Samantha Crews - Instructional Coach 

  • Connie Thackston - School Counselor 

  • Karen Owen - Kindergarten 

  • Dana Patterson - First Grade

  • Vaughn Ricketts - Second Grade

  • Loretta Murphy - Third Grade

  • Christine Hinson - Fourth Grade

  • Mary Beth Slaughter - Fifth Grade

  • John Riddle - Enhancements

  • Teresa Dishmon - Teacher Assistant

  • Amy DeFalco - Exceptional Children

  • Bruce Curtis - Title 1 Intervention Specialist

  • Doneka Dillard - Parent Representative


Our School Improvement Team meets monthly starting at 3:00 in the media center. These meetings are open to the public and anyone can attend. Some meetings do include closed sessions that pertains directly to school safety and security. Dates are subject to change due to additional meetings or weather. Please see the list of dates below.


Currently Scheduled SIT Meetings (tentative to change)

August 22, 2023 

September 5, 2023

October 2, 2023

November 7, 2023

December 5, 2023

January 9, 2024

February 13, 2024

March 12, 2024

April 9, 2024

May 7, 2024 

June 6, 2024 @ 9:00am

Our School Improvement Plan is located on the Indistar website. This is a web-based tool that guides our school in charting our improvement and managing our continuous improvement process. Updates are made regularly in the plan. Check it out using the link and information below. 

Link to Indistar

Login: GuestS17173  

Password: GuestS17173

We want your feedback! Please click HERE to complete a form to offer suggestions, comments, or ask questions about our School Improvement Plan! 

Letter to Parents: Low Performing School (click to view)

Douglass Accreditation

In October of 2008, the SACS CASI Team visited Douglass. 

To view the Report of the Quality Assurance Review Team for Douglass Elementary School click here.

"...the greatest benefits of accreditation are the external mark of quality, high standards, and school improvement process and support."

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