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Douglass Elementary School

 

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Jon Wolfer

 

 

Address: 840 75th Street

City: Boulder

State: CO

Zip: 80303

Office Phone: 720-561-5541

Fax: 720-561-6699

Attendance Phone: 720-561-5542

Counseling Phone:  

Counseling Fax:  

Email:  

Daily Schedule:
​School Hours: 7:55​am - 2:30pm​
Office Hours:  7:00am - 3:30pm


About Our School:

Douglass Elementary School serves around 450 students from the communities of east Boulder, Lafayette, Louisville and Erie in preschool through 5th grade. We take pride in our many years of high academic achievement and student growth, which has been acknowledged at the state and national level with honors such as the John Irwin and Governor's Distinguished Improvement Awards from the Colorado Department of Education, and the National Blue Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education. 

While those honors for our academics are significant, Douglass Elementary knows that we are responsible for teaching to the whole child, and the development of the character of our children is equally important. We have implemented Random Acts of Kindness as our core social-emotional learning program, which provides targeted lessons for all students in problem-solving, conflict resolution, stress reduction, and much more. 

At Douglass, WE CARE: Community, Achievement, Relationships, Environment.

Douglass Elementary School is a nurturing environment where students achieve academic excellence, build strong character, engage in arts and athletics, and succeed as thoughtful leaders in the 21st Century. Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that foster caring, creativity, academic excellence, and leadership.




Program Characteristics:
Douglass Elementary is a neighborhood school offering the Boulder Valley School District curriculum and serving approximately 450 students. Douglass Elementary serves a broad range of student needs through the regular education program, the literacy program, the special education resource program, and the Talented and Gifted program.

In addition to the academic subject areas of math, literacy, social studies and science, Douglass offers students a well-rounded education which includes music (general and instrumental), physical education, visual arts, and technology. Many enrichment opportunities are provided to students to complement and extend the regular curriculum. Integration of the arts throughout the curriculum at all grade levels provides students with an opportunity to develop their interests and talents across a broad spectrum. Additionally, a strong character education program, built on developing character assets and a Restorative Justice philosophy of discipline, creates a caring and safe school environment for all children.

Supporting regular education instruction are the librarian, Talented and Gifted Educational Advisor, literacy teachers and tutors, and special education teachers and paraeducators. These staff members offer one-on-one assistance and small group instruction in collaboration with the classroom teacher.

Kindergarten follows an alternating, full-day schedule. A high-quality, fee-based Kindergarten Enrichment program is available so that students have the option of attending full time.

Parent volunteerism is strong at Douglass and the home-school partnership is one of Douglass’ greatest assets. Parent volunteers are utilized in many roles and are very visible and active in our classrooms working directly with the children and teachers.

Special Programs and Opportunities

A wide variety of activities are offered to Douglass students during the year to broaden interests and support social, academic and artistic skills:
  • Chess Club
  • Geography Bee 
  • Spelling Bee
  • Intramural Sports
  • Innovation and Science Fair
  • Computer-Assisted Reading Instruction 
  • Math Olympiads
  • Vocal Choirs​​ 
  • Eco Club
  • Student Council


Principals Message:
​Thank you for visiting the Douglass Elementary School web site! 

Douglass Elementary has a rich history as a neighborhood school offering a rigorous academic program, high-quality instruction in the arts, and a warm, welcoming school climate. The collaboration between our highly-trained and caring staff and our dedicated parent volunteers, provides a superior educational experience for children at Douglass Elementary.

Our students are performing at high levels academically and continue to show remarkable gains over time. As one of the highest-performing schools in the state, Douglass has received the John J. Irwin School of Excellence award from the Colorado Department of Education for six consecutive years and continues to make annual achievement gains well above state averages.

We are pleased to share our vision and mission statements for our school that will provide guidance and clarity for our work on behalf of the most important people in our school - the over 450 children that walk through our hallways each day. 

  • WE CARE: Community, Achievement, Relationships, Environment
  • Douglass Elementary School is a nurturing environment where students achieve academic excellence, build strong character, engage in arts and athletics, and succeed as thoughtful leaders in the 21st Century.
  • Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that foster caring, creativity, academic excellence, and leadership.

Douglass' teachers are committed to meeting the academic, social, emotional, creative and cultural needs of the whole child. Based on strong bonds of collegiality, respect and child-centeredness, Douglass Elementary offers students a welcoming and supportive place to learn. ​

Now, the task is for us all to make these words a living part of our work each day. I value how these words express a commitment to strong academics, the whole child, our efforts to foster student leadership, and all the parts of school t​hat are fun and engaging. I hope you agree with me that these words are lofty yet clear, and they are accessible to all members of our school community.

Thank you, and please let me know if you have any questions about our school.
Jonathan Wolfer, Principal
Jonathan.Wolfer@bvsd.org


Points of Pride:


Mission statement:
​Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that foster caring, creativity, academic excellence, and leadership.


Vision statement:
WE CARE: Community, Achievement, Relationships, Environment

Douglass Elementary School is a nurturing environment where students achieve academic excellence, build strong character, engage in arts and athletics, and succeed as thoughtful leaders in the 21st Century.


Academic Goals:


Student/Teacher Ratio: 19.4/1

Funded Headcount:  

Equity Goal:  

Enrollment FTE: 430

Climate Goals: Equity Goal information: http://www.bvsd.org/elementary/douglass/Pages/schoolClimate.aspx

Student Fees: https://douglasselementary.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?

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School Code: DOE