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.

Proctors are NEEDED!

Contact the Front Office if you can help!

Assistant Principal
Karen Elbert
April 2017
Elementary School Guidance Counselor
Shonta Dodson

Option 4

April 5th

Track Meet at Cordova MS


Middle School Guidance Counselor
Jeanine Evans

Option 5

April 6th Honor's Program at 2PM
General Office Secretary
Valerie Henderson

Option 0

April 12th

Track Meet at Halle Stadium


Front Office Attendance
Beverly Rayner

Option 8

April 14th

Spring Holiday


Instructional Facilitator (PLC Coach)
Monica Owens

Option 1

April 17th-

May 5th

TCAP Testing begins (2-8)

Curriculum Coordinator
Kristin Franklin

Option 3

April 19th

PTO Meeting at 4PM

Optional Schools Coordinator
Bridgette Simmons
Option 2

April 26th

Administrative Professionals Appreciation Day

Cafeteria Manager
Kristin Mayes
Option 6
Important May Dates
Building Engineer
Eddie Holten
Option 7 May 4th Side by Side Orchestra and Orff Concert (information will come home soon)
Financial Secretary
Malikah Lewis
Option 9
May 26th

Last Day of School

1650 Ash Street

Memphis, TN 38108

Phone 901.416.5946          Fax 901.416.8085

Updated April 2017

Contact Webmaster


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.
Shelby County Schools homepage