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Our History
Douglass School has had an interesting and varied history. The land was purchased by the "School League" (a group of African American parents) for $4,000 and was deeded to the School Board. In 1941, ground was broken for the construction of Douglass High School. On completion, the doors of the first Secondary School for African American children in the history of Loudoun County were opened.

The original building consisted of four rooms. Since that time there have been two additions. In 1950, a science laboratory, home economics suite, and five classrooms were added. In 1960, a gymnasium, shop, cafeteria, and several classrooms were built.



Mr. George Liverpool


Mr. Ulysses Oliver


Mr. Stephen Sydnor


Mr. James Woodson


Mr. James McBride


Mr. Weldon Reeves


Mr. Frederick Hutchison


Mr. Joel Galperin


Mr. Wayne Griffith


Mr. Terrence Hill


Mrs. Laurraine Landolt


Dr. John Robinson



The building has provided service to many different populations since 1967: 
Timeline School Name History
1968-1969 The Broad Run Annex It was a school for 8th & 9th graders who would be attending Broad Run for the 69/70 school year.
1969-1971 The School Board Annex Used as administrative offices.
1971-1976 Leesburg Middle School It was a school for 6th & 7th graders from Leesburg, Middleburg, and Lucketts.
1976 Douglass Community School After the middle school students moved on, it became a school with multiple programs: an alternative high school, a special education center, and the Douglass Community Center.
1991 Douglass School Housed at Douglass during this time were Douglass Alternative School with middle and high school programs, ESL, Early Childhood Special Education, Substance Abuse Education, Insight, and the Douglass Community Center.
1993 Douglass School The STEP classes joined the above programs.
1994 Douglass School Head Start classes joined the above programs.
1996 Douglass School Head Start classes are relocated.
2000 Douglass School The Middle School Transitions Program and the GED Program were added.
2001 Douglass School The ESL, STEP, and Early Childhood Special Education classes are relocated and Douglass becomes the center for Secondary Alternative Programs for LCPS.
2004 Douglass School The Saving 9 program is added.