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The FFA Agricultural Sales team made up of DHS seniors Terrell Strauss, BJ Morgan, Megan Pope, and Sierra Reed swept the state competition with their restaurant concept.
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Durango High School Troupe 1096 has been nominated for 10 Bobby G Awards, the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. For their production of Les Miserables the troupe received the following nominations:
• Best Overall Musical
• Best Direction
• Best Musical Direction
• Lead Actor-Evatt Salinger
• Lead Actress- Emma Buchanan
• Best Chorus
• Best Orchestra
• Best Costume Design
• Best Set Design

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Last night, Superintendent Dan Snowberger presented the current budget plan to a community audience at Miller Middle School.  Highlights from the budget include a balanced budget, no new staff cuts and some big capital projects for the upcoming school year.  

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This week the Atlas SLC at Durango High School celebrated their 3rd Annual Empty Bowls event. The event took place on Tuesday, May 12th in the Durango High School cafeteria and helps increase awareness and raise funds in the fight against hunger and food insecurity. Students in the IB Creative Arts and ceramics classes created bowls for the event and sold them at the front door for only $5. They also provided a dinner of soup (prepared by the Atlas teachers) and bread for $5. 

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Students, staff, and community members will all react in different ways to the loss of one of our students. It is important to understand that there will be a variety of emotions and responses to what has occurred, and the most important thing you can do is to be supportive and encourage an open expression of feelings in those around you who are affected. 

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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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