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As the conversation around assessments continues to heat up in the country and in our community, Durango School District 9-R is releasing a series of videos to talk more about state assessments, teacher assessments, unfundated federal mandates/bills, and tools in development to support staff and students. Watch our first video available here to learn more from Superintendent Dan Snowberger about standardized state/national tests and the impact on our school district.

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 The administration building will be closed to the public December 24th through January 1st. We will reopen to the public on Friday, January 2nd. 

We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a restful winter break!

Durango High School DECA won the Advanced Proficiency Award at the Western Slope Colorado DECA Districts event held at the Hotel Colorado December 8, 2014. The award was determined by averaging all role play and examination scores from all participants, and DHS DECA scored the highest among competing schools. Additionally, five of the 14 DHS DECA students attending won their respective events and earned the right to advance to DECA’s State Leadership Conference to be held at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs February 21-24, 2015.

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Two of our very own Durango Big Picture High School students are going to be featured in Tuesday's Nick News broadcast. The students were shadowed by the Nick News team last month as they worked in their internships. 
The show will highlight different educational programs offered in schools across the country, and airs on Tuesday, December 16th at 6 p.m.
Be sure to tune in!

Join us for the Title VII holiday potluck feast on Thursday, December 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the La Plata Fairgrounds Extension Building. See more about the event in the flyer below.

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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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