About Us

Our Mission at Douglass Park Elementary School

The DPES family promotes a schoolwide academic policy that supports a student-centered community where students develop academic, social, and personal skills that will enable appropriate interaction in a safe and orderly environment.


DPES is a Title I school. 
Title I grant supports student academic achievement and helps all students in schools receiving Title I funding meet the objectives of the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs) and abide by the guidelines within the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) now Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Enrollment is approximately 700 students and teacher-student ratio is approximately 1:21.

We currently have 21st Century learning program after school which is funded through the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE).

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a schoolwide approach to make schools safer and improve student behavior.

 Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast in the classroom upon arrival to school. Gives every student an opportunity to start their day with a healthy breakfast.


We have specially prepared PTA programs each month, as well as parent workshops. Our staff has met the goal of 100% PTA membership and we challenge our parents and community to do the same. Membership dues are $5 per family.

We are always encouraging volunteers. Your support is appreciated.

We look forward to partnering with you in order to provide a wonderful and positive learning opportunity for our students at DPES.