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
Office Hours: 7:00-4:00
Student Hours: 7:45-2:45
Grades Served: Pre K-5
Colors: Blue and White
Lauryn Duncan, Principal
Janear Johnson, Data Manager
Taylor Murray, Bookkeeper/Secretary
Ramona Trantham, Administrative Assistant
Beliefs & Pledge
"Our school empowers all students to embrace learning, to excel and achieve their personal best and own their future."
"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.
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.
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
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)
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."