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Durango High School athletes have a lot to celebrate this spring. We hant to give congratulations to the Girls Soccer, Girls Track, Boys Track and Girls Golf teams on their nominations for the CHSAA/Les Schwab Academic Team Championship Award. In order to qualify as a nominee, the team cumulative GPA must be 3.50 or above. The cumulative team GPAs for the above teams were:
Girls Soccer - 3.78
Girls Track - 3.59
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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents and students on bus routes FL1, FL3, FL4 and RJ1. The buses will be delayed in dropping off transfer-bus students this afternoon, April 30, 2015, due to a minor traffic incident in the high school parking lot. Please note that there is no damage and no injuries.  Another bus is in en route to the school to pick up the students and take them to the transfer location.

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Durango School District 9-R invites the public to attend a budget meeting on May 13th at 6:30pm at Miller Middle School. Please join us!

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Each month, the La Plata Children, Youth, and Family Master Plan (CYFMP) community partners are recognizing one of 40 Developmental Assets. These assets represent 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, and assist them in becoming caring, responsible, and productive adults. 

So, what is this month's asset?

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This afternoon, Big Picture High School senior Jazmyne Davis was surprised with the DLM Family Scholarship, awarded by Dave and Lynn Mitzlaff and administered by the Durango Education Foundation. The scholarship provides $10,000 per year for tuition, books and on-campus housing and is renewable for the full four years of college. Jazmyne hopes to attend CU Denver, pursuing pre-med studies; eventually, her dream is to become a neonatal physician.

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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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