About

Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

The Douglas County School District is Colorado's third-largest school district, serving more than 64,000 students in preschool through twelfth-grade.

Douglas County School District teachers and staff are leaders of public education in Colorado, with many innovative educational approaches tailored to our students. Support and coordination can be found at the District level, but each school has the flexibility to build its own instructional programs. Parents can find many different choices through the District such as open enrollment, charter schools, instruction for gifted and talented students, magnet schools, an International Baccalaureate program, Advanced Placement courses and other special programs. 

Our Mission

The mission of the Douglas County School District is to provide an educational foundation that allows each student to reach his or her individual potential.

Our Vision

The Douglas County School District (DCSD) strives to maximize the potential of every student to pursue his or her chosen endeavor in society, including but not limited to postsecondary education, career, or military service.



89 SCHOOLS 48 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 9 MIDDLE SCHOOLS 9 HIGH SCHOOLS 5 ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS 18 CHARTER SCHOOLS 41 PRESCHOOL LOCATIONS  DCSD is the largest employer in Douglas County 8.500 EMPLOYEES 4,400 are licensed educators  64.000 STUDENTS  2022: nearlv $116.000.000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver metro area.  DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates. Rates have climbed from 83.1% in 2010 to 90.7% in 2021.   SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO DCSD STUDENTS: The class of 2022 earned nearlv $116 million in scholarships 3rd largest school district in the state  INNOVATION: CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT Students and parents saved nearly $3.7 million (2021-2022) in college expenses through Enrollment partnerships  2021-2022- NEARLY $3.700.000 SAVED  2022-2023 BUDGETED REVENUE $887.600.000
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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, c[email protected], 720-433-1083.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.