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 Durango School District 9-R announces a new structure to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) department. The restructuring of the department is in response to the district’s continued efforts to address the needs of students and put into place supports and resources to empower our staff. Today, students must not only gain the academic skills necessary to find success, but find themselves prepared for success whether they choose to go to college, pursue a trade, go into the military, or enter the work force. These skills include the social and emotional competen

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 The 9-R Shared School Program is currently enrolling students for the 2016-17 school year.  The program is specifically designed for home school students, and offers such classes as art, drama, music, computer, Spanish and PE.

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Durango School District 9-R wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your input by taking our 9-R Budget Survey. Want more information on the 9-R budget and how funds are used? Check out our Budget Guide

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 Lunchrooms at nine Durango 9-R schools are receiving an upgrade this month with salad bars provided by a grant through Let’s Move Salad Bar to Schools. The program was launched in 2010 with the mission of donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

 “We want to encourage our students to try new foods, to eat healthy and to offer them choice during lunch” says Krista Garand, Student Nutrition Services Supervisor. “ The Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools Grant allows us to add or replace salad bars in schools when we would not have been able to do so on our own.” Read more about the program here

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 We are always looking for input and feedback from our families and community members. The District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) has created a survey to assist us in soliciting feedback from our stakeholders. The survey is anonymous, short and will help us improve upon the things that matter most to our parents. Please take a few moments to complete the survey for us. Use the link below, which will take you directly to the survey online. The survey is completely anonymous. Please take the survey by April 22, 2016. 

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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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