Douglass Elementary, El Paso, Texas

Welcome visitors to the Douglass Elementary community. Where teaching are training students to be productive members of society has been the priority from it's inception in 1883. Douglass was founded by Mr. Andrew Morelock as the first organized private black school in El Paso. The priority of teaching and training our future members of society continues to this present day with the result of Douglass Elementary being nominated and receiving the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award in 2012. This award honors schools for academic excellence and for significant progress in closing the achievement gap. The school was named Frederick Douglass to honor the great abolitionist who over came such adversities as being separated from his mother who was then sold. Mr. Douglass grew up illiterate due to the laws prohibiting black students to attend school. He also faced many other economic and social hurdles levied against his people. Though our demographics have changed to an almost completely Hispanic Community, some of the challenges t incurred by being a border community still exist. Our goal and mission have not changed since 1883, teaching and training students to be productive members of society. Feel free to move around our page and visit our website to take a glimpse at some of the activities that our students participate in. We strive to ensure they becoming productive members and future leaders within our society.


Douglass Elementary School located in El Paso, Texas has been recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as a 2012 National Blue Ribbon School.

Working Hours

Monday: 08:00 - 16:30

Tuesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday: 16:30 - 16:30
Friday: 08:00 - 16:30
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED