Welcome to the Douglas School District

The Douglas School District is fortunate to have Ellsworth Air Force Base as part of our extended community. Nearly half of our students are dependents of military members and various other federal employees. At DSD we pride ourselves on our excellent students and dedicated faculty and staff. So we welcome you into our Douglas Family. Please use the resources found on our district pages to make your transition to our community easier. Do not hesitate to call our Central Office or one of the buildings if you have any questions. Lastly, please take a few minutes to watch the video below!

DSD Fast Facts:

  • DSD serves more than 2,800 students and employs approximately 400 people.
  • More than 40 percent of the students are military-connected.
  • In 2021, all DSD schools received the distinguished Purple Star designation for their support and commitment to meeting the unique needs of military-connected students and their families. 
  • DSD is home to Patriot Elementary (includes grades K-3), Vandenberg Elementary (grades 4 & 5), Douglas Middle School and Douglas High School.
  • DSD’s Carrousel building also houses the District’s early intervention program and special services programs and staff.
  • DSD is growing! Planning for a new high school, a second middle school and three new elementary schools is underway.