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Last weekend marked the end of the 2014 Fall Colorado High School mountain bike season with the Haymaker Classic- which is not only the State Championship race but the grand finale of a 4 race series which includes 53 high schools and over 600 racers. Animas High School and Durango High School teams brought 30 racers from Durango. Both schools finished in the top five with DHS taking home the Division II 1st place trophy and AHS taking 5th in Division I.

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The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has created new guides to help parents understand the Colorado Academic Standards. These guides can be helpful to review prior to having your parent-teacher conferences this fall.

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This week we are celebrating National School Bus Safety Week! With that in mind, we would like to remind Durango motorists to follow a few basic rules when you see a bus. Most importantly, please stop when the bus driver turns on the flashing lights.

When approaching a school bus, motorists are required to:

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For the first time in nine years, our in town elementary schools had to deny parent requests to open enroll students. With increased enrollment at our in town schools, a new parent group called the Durango Schools of Choice was created to respond to the community's shared interest in developing a new elementary school of choice. The group has applied for the creation of a new elementary charter school with the 9-R School Board.

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The Durango High School Aerospace Design Team has a history of accomplishing great things, which has garnered them honors from the Colorado State Board of Education. The team was featured in the board's "Recognition of Colorado's Outstanding Students" earlier this week.

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,600
  • 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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