Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy

Learn. Educate. Grow.

1400 1st Avenue Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: (706) 748-2702

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:15 am to 3:15 pm 





General Info

Principal: Dr. Tujuana Wiggins

Grade Levels: K-5

Quick Info

Title 1 Information

Scroll down our page for more information or click here for Title 1 info! 

Faculty & Staff

Click here to meet our awesome D.E.M.A. Family!

Partners In Education


Kiwanis Club of Columbus


Click here to learn more about our Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports system! 

DEMA Happenings

Click here to check our some of the awesome things happening in our school!

Magnet Application

Click here for our Magnet Application. 

Parent Page
Media Happenings

Click here to check out what is happening in our Media Center with Mrs. Z! 

SIP Plan

Learn more about our School Improvement Plan for D.E.M.A. 

Teacher of the Year

Learn more about our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Cunningham! 

Click here for support on how to access Achieve 3000!

Click here for support on how to access Achieve 3000 through the app. 

Click here for support on how to access IXL!

Click here for support on how to access Lexia Core 5!

Click here for support on how to access enVisions!

Click here and scroll down to find support instructions for accessing Reading Wonders, Studies Weekly, and STEMScopes!

Directions for Accessing Progress Report Cards:

Due to the current virtual instruction model, we will not print/distribute hard copy progress reports District-wide. ​Each student’s first nine weeks progress report will be available through the Parent Portal September 9, 2020.


How to access progress reports:

  1. Log into Parent Portal.
  2. If you have more than one student in your account, select a student using the drop-down list.
  3. Click the “Documents” link in the menu.
  4. Select “20-21” under the “School Year” drop-down list.
  5. Select “1st Progress Report.”
  6. IMPORTANT: Kindergarten students are still being assessed; progress will be provided with the report card at the end of the first nine weeks.
  7. If parents experience difficulty accessing their student’s progress reports, they should contact the school for assistance.

DEMA Challengers, WE MISS YOU!

We miss seeing your bright faces everyday! Check out the button below to view a special message from our awesome DEMA Faculty and Staff!  

Distance Learning Resources

Click on the button below to find some resources to help further extend your students learning! 

Need Some Counseling?

Our awesome School Counselor, Ms. Skinner, has put together a resource page for you! 

Click on the button below to access all of the information that she has to share!

Got your supplies?

Click on the button below to access our Supply List for this upcoming 2020-2021 school year!

Need Technology Support?

Contact the MCSD IT department for help with any technology issues or your homeroom teacher! 

Call: 706-748-2271

Dress for SUCCESS!

When preparing for your return, don’t forget that DEMA is a uniform school! We like to dress for success!

Tops can be: RED, BLUE, WHITE, or YELLOW

Bottoms can be: NAVY or KHAKI



Traditional Parents – your student will be bringing home the Impact Aid form on October 13th,  please complete the required information, sign, date with a phone# and have your student return to their teacher either the next day or by Friday, Oct. 16th.

Virtual Parents – you will receive an email with the Impact Aid form attached. Please download, print, complete the information, sign, date with a phone # and you may either scan and email back to the school at or return to the school in person by the next day or by October 16th.

Meals During Virtual Learning

EVERY DAY from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Come visit DEMA to pick up your students meals. When picking up, be prepared to provide your students name and student identification number!

Interested in our After School Program?

Click on the button to sign up and register for the Columbus Parks and Recreation After School program here at Downtown Elementary! 

Downtown Elementary is Enrolling!!


  • Must be 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020
  • Student must be a resident of Muscogee County

Please apply online today by clicking on this link-

About Us

Home of the Challengers!

The vision of Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy is to promote the highest standards of learning and behavior in our students. This will be achieved by providing a rigorous curriculum, which will demand the highest performance expectations in academics, personal conduct and self-responsibility. The parents, community and school will work as an alliance to certify that our students learn and become productive citizens of a forever changing society.

Our Mission & Vision

The Mission of Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and Muscogee County School District is to INSPIRE and EQUIP ALL students to achieve their unlimited potential. 

The Vision of Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy and Muscogee County School District is a beacon of educational excellence where ALL are KNOWN, VALUED, and INSPIRED. 



1400 1st Avenue

Columbus, GA


School Hours

M-F: 7:15 am – 3:15 pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & FAX

Telephone: 706-748-2702
Fax: 706-748-2708
Dr. Tujuana Wiggins

Principal, D.E.M.A.

Mrs. Tamika Freeman

Academic Dean, D.E.M.A.


October 9, 2020

Achieve 300 & Lexia Pep Rally

October 20, 2020


Click on the Destiny Quest image above to visit our Virtual Libray to catch up on your reading!



What Parents are Saying

“My experience with DEMA has been nothing but great!!! The teachers go above and beyond for there students. They ensure to involve their students in educational activities and programs.
DEMA gives the students a happy and safe environment and there is nothing but love in that school. I am happy my kids attend DEMA.”

Rachel Sablon, parent of a 1st and 4th grade student

“My son has been at Downtown Elementary Magnet for three years now. I love that the principal (Dr Wiggins) is very respectful and admirable. I’ve been serving as the PTA president and vice president for all three years my son has attended DEMA. The teachers are very loving, wonderful, and will push their students to be the best and the brightest. I love DEMA!”

 Tamara Boykin, parent of a 4th grade student

“My experience with DEMA has been short of awesome. My daughter started DEMA in Kindergarten & from the beginning the journey has been great. DEMA has caring teachers that take the time to make sure that your child is prepared with all the tools to succeed!

It is definitely a blessing to know that there are others who are making sure that great values are being instilled in your little ones while they’re away from you.”

Aleta Brooks, parent of a 1st grade student

“There are not enough words to express the joy and gratitude I have towards Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy, and their staff. They welcomed us with open arms when my son was approved to be part of the program for hard of hearing/deaf students. My daughter also attends. From day one the teachers have always kept in contact with me, and made sure I knew I could schedule a meeting or contact them anytime. Both of my children have IEP’s and the way they went over everything in detail, making sure that I understood what things meant and that we were all on the same page made me feel understood as a parent trying to get the best for their child. I was also impressed that their principal made a point to attend the meetings, now that showed me that DEMA truly does strive to make sure our children learn, and are treated correctly.  My kid’s love their teacher’s, especially Mrs.Robinson and Mrs.Broda. and both have grown and flourished in their academics with their help. All schools need teachers  like them, that take the time to find out what works for each individual child, to not lump them all together, or make them feel less because they may have a disability. Knowing this brings tears of joy to me. I am truly grateful for DEMA, and all they have done and continue to do to help produce knowledgeable, respectful, and responsible children. Children are the future, though it starts at home, we must not forget that the teachers and learning environments are what also helps them be the best they can be. Thank you DEMA and staff for all that you do.

Tramayne Meier, parent of a 3rd and 5th grade student


After School programs


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 1400 1st Avenue Columbus, GA 31901

Telephone: (706) 748-2702

Office Hours: M-F: 7:15 am – 3:15 pm

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela


Faculty and Staff of D.E.M.A.

Who We Are
Faculty and Staff Directory
A Word

From Our Principal

Dear Parents:

Welcome to Downtown Elementary Magnet Academy.  I am simply honored to be a part of your child’s educational experience and overjoyed to have you as a part of our school family.  I believe, as team players each of us play an important role in the life of our child(ren).  At Downtown Elementary we are committed to providing a quality learning experience in a safe, orderly, and friendly school environment.

Please know that we value your child and would like to personally invite you to be apart of our team.  You may do so by becoming an active participant in all school related activities.  Show your support this year by staying in touch with your child’s teacher, becoming an active member of the PTA, and volunteering in any way your schedule permits.

Our school’s website has been put together with you in mind – so that we may communicate the expectations of our school.  Throughout the school year you will receive other forms of communication (flyers, phone calls, newsletters, etc…).  Thank you for partnering with us as it is our intention to make our school a great place to learn and work!

I look forward to meeting you this year.  If at any time you have any questions or concerns, feel free to make an appointment or call me.

– Dr. Tujuana Wiggins

Only the BEst

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

Our Faculty and Staff are dedicated to creating a positive and safe learning environment where we encourage students to reach their unlimited potential. 

We strive to do this by creating environments where students feel confident and are actively engaged in the curriculum. Our staff meets weekly to collaborate on creating a plan to meet the needs of ALL of our students. 


D.E.M.A. CHallengers Present: 

Faculty Member & Student of the Month


Faculty Member: TBA


Student: TBA