The Douglas Waybright Elementary
School was built on what was known as "Donkey
Hill." The area was called "Donkey Hill"
because the farmer who once lived here raised
Construction began on the Waybright in 1963 when
the old Saugus Junior High burned and plans had
to be changed for housing all the elementary students.
The plans were approved and the town got 50% reimbursement
from the state for construction.
The building was completed and opened in 1965.
The school was named after Douglas Waybright who
was a great football player for Saugus High School
and a prominent citizen of Saugus. He rounded
out his athletic abilities by playing basketball,
running track, and as a member of the varsity
Douglas graduated from Notre Dame, served with
the military and returned to Saugus to marry and
raise a family. He died suddenly at the age of
38 in 1965. We are proud to have his picture hang
in our hall and his name on our school.
(The information above came from the '93 Waybright