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After returning from their win at the International Space Settlement Design Competition, Durango Aerospace team members Mallory Byrd, Emma Greenberg, and Shayla Wood sat down with Inside Durango TV to talk about their design. When you hear these students describe their design for a space settlement on the moon, you can see why they stood out among teams from around the world. Check out their interview here, the coverage starts at 8:40 in to the program.

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In releasing its 2014 assessment data, Durango School District 9-R continues to increase overall student growth, as the district saw some of the highest growth scores in the district over the past six years.   The state calculates growth by looking at student’s previous level of performance the prior year and compares it to their new level of performance.  Durango 9-R’s assessment results show that students are achieving at least one year’s

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to introduce three new assistant principals that will serve Miller Middle School, Durango High School (DHS) and Sunnyside/Florida Mesa Schools, respectively.

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At the beginning of each school year, Durango 9-R employees join together to celebrate and prepare for the new school year at convocation. This year, we want to thank Durango Party Rental for generously sponsoring our convocation with their donation of the use of two five foot grills and propane tanks. 

This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,600
  • 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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