Shelby County Schools

Douglass K-8 is

"The Jewel of North Memphis"


The mission of Douglass K-8 is to empower our students, parents, teachers, and staff to create a school community where the needs of our students are supported by a high quality education. Douglass K-8 will offer an environment that accommodates diverse backgrounds, interests, and abilities.


Our Vision


Douglass School is a diverse community of perpetual learners and deep thinkers who problem solve and communicate effectively.


Core Belief Statements

The faculty and staff of Douglass K-8 School believe:

  • All students are capable of working to a standard of excellence.

  • All students are able to persevere when faced with challenging work.

  • All students should be challenged to dive deep and immerse themselves in the content and emerge with a full understanding.

  • All teachers must model critical thinking and accountable talk.

  • All teachers must model perpetual learning.

  • All teachers can and will teach to a standard of excellence.

  • All teachers must foster open dialogue between themselves and students in order to provide regular feedback for teaching and learning.

  • All teachers must be pedagogically sound.

  • Literacy and numeracy should be imbedded across multiple subject areas.

  • Every classroom must be a safe and worry free environment where students are not afraid to take risks.

  • All teachers should build meaningful and sustainable relationships with all stakeholders.

  • It is the responsiblity of the school to have various supports in place to address students/families non-academic needs.

  • All students should learn a valued skill for expression through: Chess, Artististic Medium or Musical Instrument.

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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