Douglas MacArthur Elementary 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.

  • Mission

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

    School Education Plan

    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 Dance
    • Family Thanksgiving Feast
    • Ice Cream Social in June
    • Kindergarten Open House in March
    • Math Curriculum Nights
    • Reflections Contest
    • Science Fair
    • Step-Up Day
    • Summer Reading Incentive
    • Family Pancake Breakfast
    • Vocal and Instrumental Music Concerts
    • Walk for the Homeless

    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.


    Enrollment as of 03/18/2021: 563 students

    • African American: 19%
    • Asian/Pacific Islander & American Indian- .5%
    • Hispanic: 25%
    • White: 44%
    • Multi-racial: 7%

    School Faculty

    Number of Licensed Staff: 49
    With post-graduate degrees: 61%

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    Douglas MacArthur Elementary School (K-5)

    School Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
    Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Carpool line begins at 8:10 am

    4633 Taney Avenue

    Alexandria, VA 22304

    Main Office: 703-619-8520
    Fax: 703-370-2719

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