Douglass High School

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Physical and Map Location

407 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Va. 20176




Data on Douglass High School is being edited. Please go to Leesburg Colored Schools leesburgschools-1.pdf for a preliminary study of all of the “colored” schools in Leesburg. Much history on the school itself already exists on the internet or in the Balch Library in Leesburg, and Douglass also has a vibrant alumni association (LDAA), which has office in gthe building. 

In 2022 the Douglass Commemorative Committee, in cooperation with the School Board, began making plans to restore the building, which as of 2023 also holds offices for the Edwin Washington Society, the Loudoun Douglass Alumni Association and the local chapter of the NAACP. Image below of a miniature statue to be erected in front of the Douglass HS Building commemorating the struggle for Black education and a formal high school. Final design by Jeff Hall, based on charcoal rendering by Larry Roeder.


Too many  instructors to list here.   See Edwin Washington Society Research Center,  Douglass HS building, Leesburg

Principals as follows

1957/63:   Stephen McClellan Sydnor.  Bon 2 Nov 1904.  Graduated from Hampton Institute. Held a MA in chemisgtry.

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