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.

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

Option 4

 November 3rd

Field Trip

(5th Grade)

Dixon Gallery

Middle School Guidance Counselor
Jeanine Evans

Option 5

 November 5th

Daylight Savings Time Ends!

(Set clocks 1 hour back)

General Office Secretary
Valerie Henderson

Option 0

November 7th

SCS Community Listening Tour at Douglass High

5:30 PM

Front Office Attendance
Beverly Rayner

Option 8

November 7th

Basketball Game


Kingsbury MS


5:30 PM

Instructional Facilitator (PLC Coach)
April Mabry

Option 1

November 8th

PTO Meeting @ 5:45 PM

(Refreshments Served)

Curriculum Coordinator

Option 3

November 9th

Honor's Program

@ 2:30 PM

Optional Schools Coordinator
Lajuana Cole
Option 2 November 10th

Veteran's Day


Cafeteria Manager Kristin Mayes Option 6 November 13th

Basketball Game


Kingsbury MS


5:30 PM

Building Engineer
Eddie Holten
Option 7 November 17th Parent Appreciation Day
Financial Secretary
Malikah Lewis
Option 9 November 17th

Debate/Chess Tournament

Kirby HS

5:30 PM

1650 Ash Street

Memphis, TN 38108

Phone 901.416.5946          Fax 901.416.8085

Updated November 2017

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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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