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Durango School District 9-R's Title VII Native American Education team invites families to join us for our Back-to-School Feast on Monday, October 5th from 5:30-7:30pm. The Title VII staff will provide beef roast, roasted potatoes, vegetables, dessert, and drinks. Families are encouraged to bring fruit, salads, frybread, and tortillas. Dinner and informative presentations will start at 6:00pm, and there will be fun STEM actities for kids.

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Did you know that there are more than 35,000 farms and rances in Colorado? The total acreage of farms and ranches is 31 million acres- that is nearly half of the state!

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents and students on bus route FM2. The bus will be delayed in dropping off elementary, middle school, and high school students this afternoon, Friday, September 25th, due to a behavioral issue. Please expect a 30-35 minute delay.

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Serving a student a meal and greeting them when they get on the school bus in the morning makes a huge difference in their life. Our school chefs and bus drivers positively impact our students each and every day.

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Want your voice to be heard? The Durango Youth Engagement Program (YEP) is taking applications for high schoolers to serve as youth representatives. The YEP allows students to become involved in various aspects of the Durango community by serving as the youth representative on various city of Durango Boards and Commissions (list is on page 2 of the application).

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,500
  • Teachers: 294
    • 12 Years Avg Experience
    • 61% with Master's Degree
  • Support Staff: 193
  • Schools:
    • 7 Elementary Schools
    • 2 Middle Schools
    • 2 High Schools
    • Area Served: 1,039 sq miles

Our Mission

The mission of Durango School District 9-R, an innovative educational system committed to excellence, is to ensure each student develops the skills and attributes for lifelong learning and has the ability to compete and contribute in the global community, by guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities in a safe and healthy environment.

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