Douglas County School District: World-Class Education for Pradera Families

When it comes to our children, a top-notch education is a high-level priority. At Pradera, we’re fortunate to be within the renowned Douglas County School District (DCSD), home to some of the best schools in the state of Colorado. It’s just another reason this community is an incredible place to raise a family.

There is great peace of mind in knowing our children are receiving an excellent education in schools that are safe, nearby, and staffed with amazing leaders. From elementary through high school, the learning opportunities students receive and the scores they earn at DCSD schools outpace those elsewhere in our beautiful state. Read on to learn more.

Get to Know DCSD

DCSD is a champion for the next generation of Coloradans. With character development and life enrichment at the core of it all, the district provides a rich offering of athletic and extracurricular activities to supplement the robust in-class learning opportunities that students receive. Gifted programming and before- and after-school enrichment programs are also available throughout the district.

School Options for Pradera Residents

The neighborhood schools that serve the Pradera community provide a comprehensive education for students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade. From the moment the little ones cross the threshold at Mountain View Elementary, parents are confident their children will grow and blossom into well-educated citizens ready to take on new challenges throughout their academic careers and lives. Here is a breakdown of the school path:

Apple Awards

A school is only as strong as its leadership. Every year, with its Apple Awards, the Foundation for Douglas County Schools recognizes exceptional staff members for their extraordinary accomplishments. Thousands of nominations are made for movers and shakers who are making a difference in students’ lives and advancing innovation within our schools—but just five leaders earn this prestigious award. Learn more about 2022 winners.

Choosing to raise a family at Pradera is a decision that makes sense on so many levels. Prioritizing the education our children receive is but one aspect that deserves great weight. In this community, our kids lead enriched lives complete with learning experiences that will last a lifetime. 


Colorado is a wonderful place to raise a family—from its recreation opportunities to its booming economy. The Douglas County School District offers a world-class education, growing the minds of our next generation. Pradera is a master-planned community primely located for an authentic Colorado lifestyle. Residents enjoy stunning custom homes on spacious homesites and easy access to the conveniences of nearby Castle Rock and Parker, all with just the right level of privacy and space to grow. Visit us today and discover why Pradera is an amazing place to raise a family. 

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