In 1912 the Danville City Schools bought the old Hogsett Academy for boys and created the Maple Avenue Elementary School where it housed grades 1 - 5. In 1930 the old school was torn down to make way for a larger and more up to date building. The three story building began as a school for grade 1 - 5. In 1936 the sixth graders were added to the school. Today the school houses kindergarten through 5th grade.
In 1957 when Mrs. Toliver was retiring after 33 years as principal of Maple Avenue School and years also as a teacher, the Danville Board of Education decided to rename this school in her honor. It is now Edna L. Toliver Elementary School.
Principals of Toliver School
1920 - 1924 Miss Mattie Sallee
1924 - 1957 Mrs. Edna L. Toliver
1957 - 1961 Mr. Russell Goodaker
1961 - 1985 Mr. Earl Adams
1985 - 1999 Mr. James Atkins
1999 - present Mrs. Judy Spellacy