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This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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Durango School District 9‐R and local and regional emergency first responders, including law enforcement, emergency management services, Durango Fire Protection District, area hospitals, and victim advocates, will be conducting a live, full-scale exercise mimicking the scenario of an active shooter in a school.  This exercise will test all emergency agencies’ systems of preparedness, response, and recovery in response to a school crisis. 

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After a stellar first place finish at the Colorado State Championships, Connor Yates traveled to the 2014 National SkillsUSA Championships to show off his cabinetry skills. The competition was held June 23-27th in Kansas City, MO and featured competitions in 99 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. More than 6,000 students competed, all of them having won their state competitions.

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Over the last 20 years, Durango Education Foundation (DEF) has raised funds to support programs, materials, and technology needs at Durango School District 9-R. In the previous year, their generous funding totaled nearly $100,000, which went to support our students inside and outside the classroom by providing for everything from technology and student travel to arts education and scholarships for our graduates.

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Durango High School and Miller Middle School have obtained International Baccalaureate World School status after completing the rigorous application process and the required training and implementation of the program’s pedagogy at Miller Middle School and in the Atlas small learning community at DHS. MMS and DHS are now members of an ever-growing global community of 1,094 schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) in 96 different countries.

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,227
  • 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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