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In honor of Youth Art Month, which dedicates March as a month to celebrate youth art and art education, the Durango Board of Education held a special presentation with the schools in the district.  During the presentation, each school’s art teacher selected a single student’s artwork, to be presented to the board by the student, and hung in the boardroom for the next year.

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The Durango High School Student Council was awarded the 2014-15 National Gold Council of Excellence Award for their exemplary record of leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community. The recognition was awarded by the National Association of Student Councils (NASC).

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 Congratulations to Durango High School seniors William (Liam) Hahn and River Weiss for being selected for the 2015 Daniels’ Fund Scholarship. Hahn and Weiss competed with over 2000 applicants from Colorado, New Mexico and Utah, and were among those selected to receive a four-year, annually renewable scholarship.

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Spring is an exciting time of year for our 5th grade students as we begin the process of planning for middle school. Parents will have been mailed registration packets that will be used for both Escalante Middle School and Miller Middle School.

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We are seeking feedback from the community about how well the district is doing. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey, which will help us as we tackle budget decisions, look for supports for students, and improve our communications around our work with you.  For more information,  please email:
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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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