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Durango School District 9-R is pleased to announce the availability of our 2013-14 Annual Report to the Public. Every year, school districts in Colorado report about their performance to their communities, based on requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. In addition, state law has required that district report district accreditation information.

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Spring is an exciting time of year for our 5th grade students as we begin the process of planning for middle school. Parents will have been mailed registration packets that will be used for both Escalante Middle School and Miller Middle School.

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Durango School District 9-R is hosting a teacher recruitment fair at Durango High School on Saturday, April 11th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. To be considered for an interview at the fair, applicants must be fully credentialed and highly qualified by August 2015. Click here to register. 

Next school year, new 2015-2016 state requirements regarding student immunizations will be in affect. These new requirements state that all kindergarten through 12th grade students must have had 2 doses of the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine before attending school. To ensure that your student is up to date on their immunizations, please check with your healthcare provider to see if your student has had 2 doses of the varicella vaccine.

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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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