Douglass School Renovations

Douglass School
  • Design Team

  • Planned Programs

  • Community Meetings

  • Current Design

  • Construction Progress

Time Table
  • The Douglass School was constructed in 1941 on land that was purchased by the African-American community and transferred to the School Board to secure a facility for the secondary education of their children.  The Douglass School was the only African-American high school in Loudoun County until the end of segregation in 1968. The building is listed in the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. 

    The Douglass School, which currently houses the LCPS Alternative Education program and Loudoun County Parks and Recreation programs, is scheduled to be renovated, beginning in the summer of 2021, when the Alternative Education Program moves to The North Star School in Leesburg.  The renovated Douglass School is scheduled to reopen in 2022.

    LCPS plans to locate its English Learners (EL) Welcome Center, Head Start, STEP (Starting Towards Excellence in Preschool) and Child Find programs into the renovated Douglass School, as well as limited administrative office space and Loudoun County Parks and Recreation programs. 

    Beyond these plans, no commitments have been made for future community uses of the Douglass School.  


Last Modified on February 14, 2020