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The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents and students on bus route FL4. It is confirmed that there was a traffic accident involving bus route FL4. Students have been checked out by on-scene paramedics. Students on the bus have been picked up by an alternative bus, which is making its way to Durango High School. The Transportation Department will contact families directly regarding the incident. Animas High School and Mountain Middle School students on the bus will be re-routed to their respective schools after contact with their families.

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents and students on bus route FL4.  Due to a traffic incident near Hesperus, it is anticipated that there will be a heavy bus delay this morning for that route. If your child is late to class due to the bus delay, he or she will not be marked tardy. We will send additional information through our emergency notification system as more details around the delay become available.

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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!

The Durango High School Art Department is proud to announce that a show of student work is on display at Raider Ridge Cafe.

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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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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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