Welcome visitors to the Douglass Elementary community. Where
teaching and training students to be productive members of society has
been the priority from it's inception in 1883 by Andrew Morelock. Andrew
Morelock organized the first and only private black school in El Paso.
The priority of the school was to teach and train all students to
be productive members of our society. This continues to be our focus to
this present day as is evident with our prestigious National Blue
Ribbon Schools Award. This award honors schools for academic excellence
and for significant progress in closing the achievement gap.
Douglass Elementary - A Success Story
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, not learning how to read because it was
against the law to teach blacks how to read, and many other economic and
social hurdles levied against the Negro people.
Though our demographics has changed to an almost a completely
Hispanic Community and the challenges that incur by being a border
community, 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 website and take a glimpse at some of the activities
that our students participate in that ensure their chance of becoming
productive members and future leaders within our society.