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You're invited to attend the 5th grade open house, which provides the opportunity for incoming 6th grade students and families to learn about Escalante - Durango's Expeditionary Learning Middle School.  Meet the principal, counselors, and teachers, and learn about the characteristics that make Escalante a unique and great school for children. The event is on May 1, from 6-7pm.

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to introduce the inaugural Keys to High School Success…and beyond! conference for 8th-grade boys who are about to transition to High School. In a fun, physically challenging environment, the boys will explore topics around healthy relationships, positive self-image, and advocacy.

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InsideDurangoTV showcased an interview with Superintendent Dan Snowberger about how budget cuts are impacting staff and our schools.

The district budget cuts story starts at 9:52. Click here to watch.

Krista Garand, Supervisor of Student Nutrition, is accepting beef bids for the 2014-2015 Farm to School program. You can access the beef bid application below.

Durango School District 9-R announced today that Miller Middle School Principal Tam Smith is stepping down from his current position due to health concerns.

During his time at Miller Middle School, Tam has overseen incredible growth at the school, implemented new assessment, curriculum and instructional pedagogies, and has navigated the school through authorization as an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program.

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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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