About Douglas County School District (archived)
DCSD by the Numbers
Douglas County School District (DCSD) is the third largest school district in Colorado and 59th largest in the nation.
48 elementary schools
2 magnet schools
9 middle schools
9 high schools
12 charter schools
1 alternative high school
1 alternative programming school
1 night high school
1 online school
64 preschool locations
128 preschool sessions
More than 3,900 are licensed
Total District 2013-2014 Budget
DCSD parents saved nearly $2 million (FY 2012-13) in college expenses through the District’s concurrent enrollment program.
DCSD has one of the highest graduation rates in the Denver Metro Area. According to the Colorado Department of Education, the rates have risen steadily from 81.9% in 2009 to 88.8% in 2013.
Annually, DCSD’s TCAP results outpace the state’s average in all grades and content areas. In 2012, on average, DCSD scored more than 12 percentage points above the state average.
In 2013, DCSD high school students continued to increase the District's average composite ACT score. It is now 21.8.
Small Central Administration
Since 2010, the District has cut $500,000 from central administration
DCSD has saved more than $16.5 million over seven years by trimming utilities use. The District is using 30 percent less energy per square foot than when the program started.