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Douglas County School System Central Administration Offices
9030 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30134
The Douglas County School System's Central Administration Offices are located at the corner of Gurley Road and Hwy 5,More next to Hunter Park.  The Douglas County School System employs more than 3, 360 people and is the county's largest employer.  Approximately 24,500 students have registered in Douglas County schools for the 2010-2011 school year.  There are 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools and four high schools located within Douglas County.  A new high school and elementary school are under construction and will open within the next two years.
Douglas County Tax Commissioner's Office
8700 Hospital Dr, Douglasville, GA 30134
The Douglas County Tax Commissioner's Office is located in the Douglas County Courthouse on the 2nd floor.  ToddMore Cowan is the current Douglas County Tax Commissioner.  The current sales tax in Douglas County is seven percent.  The tax is assessed at the following rates: State of Georgia, four percent;  Douglas County Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (dedicated to the construction of the new law enforcement center), one percent; Douglas County School System Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, one percent and the Douglas County Local Option Sales Tax (to reduce property tax millage rate), one percent.
Douglas County School System Central Office Annex
4841 Highway 5, Douglasville, GA 30135
Students new to the Douglas County School System must register at the  Central Office Annex, located on Hwy 5,More about five miles south of I-20.  The building was formerly the Bill Arp Elementary School gym and is located next to Bill Arp Park.  Approximately 24,500 students have registered in Douglas County schools for the 2010-2011 school year.  There are 20 elementary schools, eight middle schools and four high schools located within Douglas County.  A new high school and elementary school are under construction and will open within the next two years.
Beula Elementary School
1150 S Burnt Hickory Rd, Douglasville, GA 30134
Beula Elementary School was established in the early 1880s, even before the Board of Education was created inMore 1918.  In 1930 a new Beula school was built, entirely of brick, and used until 1956.  There have been many renovations since 1961, the most recent in the summer of 2009.  Beula Elementary offers a cafeteria, a media center, a gymnasium and 28 classrooms.  The current principal is Sheila J. Miller, a native of Douglas County and product of the Douglas County School System.
Alexander High School
6500 Alexander Pky, Douglasville, GA 30135
Alexander High School opened it's doors to students for the first time for the 1986-1987 school year, becoming the thirdMore high school in Douglas County at the time.  The school was named after Robert S. Alexander, who spent more than 31 years serving the Douglas County School System as a teacher, principal and Superintendent of Schools.  The school offers a unique experience for freshmen, partnering them with a junior or senior to overcome the academic and social hurdles they can face during the transition to high school.  Nathan Hand is the current principal.
Montessori School of Douglas County
8014 Duralee Ln, Douglasville, GA 30134
The Montessori School of Douglas County was established by a group of Douglas County parents in 1976.  In 1980,More Lupe Villegas became the school's director.  The school accepts children 18 months to ten years old.  The school has one toddler class, two primary classes and one lower-level elementary class.  Working parents find the school's hours flexible with both before and after school care options.  The Montessori School system is named after Dr. Maria Montessori, Italy's first female doctor and has existed since 1907.  Her educational philosophy was that children develop character and intelligence from birth to age six.  Montessori schools use age appropriate manipulative learning equipment to teach children at their own pace with a philosophy of learning by doing.
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