Shelby County Schools

Home of the Historic Douglass Red Devils!



Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

8:15AM - 4:15PM

Wednesday (Early Release Day)

8:15AM - 3:15 PM

Optional School Information

Memphis’ Only Chess Optional School  

Click here for more information about the game of Chess.


The Chess and Public Service programs at Douglass K-8 Optional
School offer students a myriad of enrichment opportunities that
are interwoven into the curriculum. Our Chess program inspires
discipline and active learning that make children creators rather
than passive consumers of knowledge. Students engage in a wide
range of problem solving assignments that demand hard work,
perseverance, and creativity. Our Public Service program exposes
students to the power of civic action and the value of community
outreach, and provides students with the opportunity to enhance
their communication skills and realize the importance of being an
involved citizen.


Contact Information    901-416-5946
Upcoming Events
Kamiah Turner

Front Office will direct the call.

Nov. 1 Douglass vs. Ida B. Wells
Assistant Principal
Karen Elbert
Nov. 2

Douglass vs.

Memphis Rise Academy (Away)

Elementary School Guidance Counselor
Shonta Dodson

Option 4

Nov. 8 Douglass vs. Grandview
Middle School Guidance Counselor
Jeanine Evans

Option 5

Nov. 11


Veteran's Day

General Office Secretary
Valerie Henderson

Option 0

Nov. 14

Douglass vs.

Memphis Business Academy

Front Office Attendance
Beverly Rayner

Option 8

Nov. 16

Doughnuts for Dad

9 AM

Instructional Facilitator (PLC Coach)
Monica Owens

Option 1

Nov. 17

Douglass vs. Mt. Pisgah


Curriculum Coordinator
Kristin Franklin

Option 3

Nov. 21

Douglass vs. Mt. Pisgah

(Senior Night)

Optional Schools Coordinator
Bridgette Simmons
Option 2 Nov. 23-25

Thanksgiving Break


Cafeteria Manager
Kristin Mayes
Option 6 Nov. 28

Douglass vs.

Memphis Rise Academy (Away)

Building Engineer
Eddie Holten
Option 7 Nov. 30 Douglass vs. Dexter Middle
Financial Secretary
Malikah Lewis
Option 9 Dec. 5

Douglass vs.

Kingsbury Middle


1650 Ash Street

Memphis, TN 38108

Phone 901.416.5946          Fax 901.416.8085

Updated November 2016

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Shelby County Schools does not discriminate in its programs or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, handicap/disability, sex, or age.  For more information, please contact the Office of Equity Compliance at (901) 416-6670.
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