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Durango School District 9-R is offering a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for local businesses to help support our schools in the upcoming academic year. One incredible opportunity to get attention for your business is to sponsor an ad space in our 2015-16 School Lunch Calendar.
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 The Student Nutrition Department at Durango School District 9-R is now accepting bread bids for the 2015-16 school year. Please use the attached information to start your bid.

Reading is one of the best ways to avoid summer learning loss. Durango Public Library, one of our Tier 1 Partners, is hosting a variety of free summer reading programs for all ages from June 6th through July 28th. This year’s summer programs have a hero theme and include heroic prizes and events. Online registration is now open at

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Durango School District 9-R Board of Education is accepting letters of interest through June 17, 2015, and conducting interviews on Friday, June 19, 2015 to fill two-year term vacancies on the Finance Advisory Committee.  The committee consists of volunteer community members, charged with assisting the school board in monitoring the financial condition of the district.

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The Durango Education Foundation and Durango School District 9-R would like to thank Blair and Walter Matlock, Matlock Furniture Company, and the more than 40 shoppers who contributed over $5000 to D.E.F. through the Matlock Furniture spring special offer that gave furniture discounts in exchange for donations to the foundation.

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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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