Douglas MacArthur Modernization

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  • A new Douglas MacArthur Elementary School is scheduled to open its doors in January 2023. The original opening was scheduled for 2025, but in April 2019, the School Board voted to use swing space at the former Patrick Henry Elementary School for Douglas MacArthur students beginning in 2020. This decision allowed ACPS to move up the timeline for the Douglas MacArthur community.

Latest Updates

  • Construction Announcement: April 30

    We want to let the community know that there will be construction work occurring on the Douglas MacArthur site until 6 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the first week of May. This is in alignment with the approved hours of work stipulated by the City, however, ACPS knows that work hours have not been until 6 pm or on weekends in recent weeks and wanted to keep the community informed. In addition, a water line will be shut off on site early next week. Residents may see a minor water trickle on Janneys Lane for a few days.


    It is a priority for ACPS to keep the community informed about the Douglas MacArthur modernization project. We understand the impact that construction can have on residential communities and are committed to limiting the disruption to our neighbors. We appreciate your continued patience as we work to bring the new Douglas MacArthur to life. If you have questions or concerns about this project, please email newmacarthur@acps.k12.va.us

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  • Construction Update: April 26 - May 10

    Tree demolition is almost complete, and additional demolition equipment has been moved on site. First demolition activities began on 4/26.

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