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Don't miss out on the amazing artwork, jewelry, and crafts for sale at this year's Title VII Native American Winter Arts Market. The celebration raises funds for Durango School District 9-R's Title VII Native American Education Program. There will be music and food. The market takes place this Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Durango High School.

Congratulations to the DHS Girls Cross Country, Student Council, Volleyball, Boys Soccer and Boys Cross Country teams/CHSAA activity group, that were submitted for nomination to the CHSAA/Les Schwab Academic Team Championship Award. In order to qualify as a nominee, the team cumulative GPA must be 3.50 or above.  The cumulative team GPAs for the above groups were:

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The Kids’ Camp office will be CLOSED December 22, 2014 through January 2, 2015. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN DURING THIS TIME.

To ensure your child is registered for the week of January 5-9, and to qualify for the Early Bird Discount, registration must be received by Thursday, December 18.


Audra Snow

After School Program Supervisor

(970) 247-5411 x1469

Students in Digital Photography classes at Durango High School are participating in this year's Festival of Trees which is held downtown at the train depot museum. The theme of the tree is, "100 Photographs.” It is decorated in 100 fine art photos created by students this semester. The tree will be raffled off to raise money for Community Connections in Durango.

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Congratulations to DHS teacher Jennifer Johnson, and her basecamp student team, for earning this incredible grant from Parks and Rec to build an all access playground in Durango! You are an inspiration and we are all so proud.

Click here to read more about the plans for the park. 

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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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