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DHS teachers Heidi Jordan and Dale Garland were recognized with ZAPP Awards at the January Board of Education meeting. The ZAPP or Zealous Appreciation of Positive Performance Award is given to individuals who meet the following criteria:

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In December 2014, the 9-R Board of Education released a survey to the public to gather feedback on four different academic calendar options as well as solicit feedback from the community about teacher work days, student contact days, start and end dates, holidays, spring break etc.  The results of that original survey can be found

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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 FM4. Due to a minor accident at the transfer station today, the bus will be delayed this afternoon by about 10 minutes.  Please note that there are no injuries and all students are en route to their designated bus stops. If you have any questions or concerns about this delay, please contact the Transportation Department at (970) 247-5335. Thank you.

 We think Inside Durango TV (IDTV) did an amazing job capturing the purpose and features of SchoolVault. Check out the video today to learn more about this cutting-edge program that is supporting student learning and teacher goals.

You can watch the coverage online here.

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students, families and staff.  Crews have been working hard to clear access to schools today, allowing school schedules to resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

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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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