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At 10:15am today, Sunnyside lost power due to an off-campus traffic accident.  The school’s water is on a pressurized well system and the school maintained water pressure until 10:45 am.  Students and staff remained engaged in their regular daily schedule and lunch was served as scheduled.  At 11:45 am, no update on progress was available as to the return of power and we prepared to activate the district's emergency response system.

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Durango Troupe 1096's production of Les Miserables has been selected to be featured on the Main Stage of the 2014 Colorado State Thespian Conference. Only two productions are chosen for this privilege each year and it is a great honor to have Troupe 1096 selected. This is the first time a troupe from the western slope has had a show presented on this stage. 

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We are proud to announce that Dale Garland, DHS Student Council Leadership Sponsor, has been named  Student Leadership Advisor of the Year by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA).  Dale has sponsored the Student Council Leadership for the last eighteen years and under his direction, the Leadership Team has received the honorary status of National Gold Council of Excellence for the past five years.

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Our Girls on the Run (GOTR) teams head to Telluride this Saturday for the official GOTR 5k. The girls will be starting in Town Park and run along the scenic footpath that runs thorugh town.

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Durango High School Marketing and DECA are proud to announce partnerships with local businesses for the Fall 2014 semester.   Students in the Sports and Entertainment Marketing class competed to design the best visual merchandising display for the fly fishing shop Duranglers, located in downtown Durango.
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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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