Student enrollment in the school district is approximately 25,500 students. There are 20 elementary schools (kindergarten through fifth grade), 8 middle schools (grades six through eight) and five high schools (grades nine through twelve).
With over 3,388 employees, the Douglas County School System is the county's largest employer. The school system's mission is to provide a quality education for all students in a safe, supportive environment. Our vision is to build a community of lifelong learners that become responsible individuals, independent thinkers, and productive citizens. We are ''Leading and Learning.'' Dr. Gordon Pritz is the superintendent.
Our goals are to provide a challenging, comprehensive instructional and curricular program for all learners; to provide a school environment that is safe and supportive and enhances the learning process; and to improve communication throughout the school community.
The formula for academic success involves the students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community working together. The Douglas County School System's excellent teachers are enthusiastic professionals who strive to maximize each student's achievement.