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About Our School

Douglas MacArthur Elementary is a welcoming and inclusive community. We are a Responsive Classroom School, believing that quality education for every student is based on the foundation of a safe and joyful learning community. MacArthur enjoys a reputation for having a strong academic program, a talented faculty, and involved parents and guardians.


Douglas MacArthur Elementary School will eliminate race, class, gender and ethnicity as predictors of success.

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Beverly Vick: Excellence in Education, 2009
  • Arthur Harris: Excellence in Education, 2006
  • Emily Leimbach 2021 Douglas MacArthur Teacher of the Year
  • Lakeyda Robinson 2021 Douglas MacArthur Support Staff of the Year
  • Leigh Dugan 2020 Outstanding Teacher of the Gifted for Region IV East by the Virginia Association of the Gifted

Special Events

  • Family Thanksgiving Feast
  • Turkey Trot
  • Ice Cream Social in June
  • Kindergarten Open House in March
  • Career Day
  • Reflections Contest
  • Summer Reading Incentive
  • Family Pancake Breakfast
  • Vocal and Instrumental Music Concerts

MacArthur Data

Douglas MacArthur Elementary School is fully accredited and meets Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). To learn more, review the Virginia School Report Card on the Virginia Department of Education website.

Student Body Demographics

Enrollment: 549

  • American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Black or African American: 19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
  • White: 44%
  • Hispanic: 26%
  • Multi-racial: 5%

Special Programs

  • Eligible for free or reduced price meals: 38.6%
  • Students requiring English Learners (EL) services: 22%
  • Students receiving special education services: 9%

School Faculty

  • Number of Licensed Staff: 49
  • With postgraduate degrees: 61%

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