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As a previous user of our old school lunch/breakfast payment vendor, MyLunchMoney, you may have inadvertently received some emails from the vendor, similar to the image here.  Please note that Durango School District 9-R is in the process of switching to a new system and is no longer using MyLunchMoney, as of July 1, 2014.  We apologize for any confusion this may have created.

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 At this time, the Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County is working with the 9-R transportation department to provide after-school transportation services for students from school to the Boys & Girls Club. 

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After returning from their win at the International Space Settlement Design Competition, Durango Aerospace team members Mallory Byrd, Emma Greenberg, and Shayla Wood sat down with Inside Durango TV to talk about their design. When you hear these students describe their design for a space settlement on the moon, you can see why they stood out among teams from around the world. Check out their interview here, the coverage starts at 8:40 in to the program.

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In releasing its 2014 assessment data, Durango School District 9-R continues to increase overall student growth, as the district saw some of the highest growth scores in the district over the past six years.   The state calculates growth by looking at student’s previous level of performance the prior year and compares it to their new level of performance.  Durango 9-R’s assessment results show that students are achieving at least one year’s

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to introduce three new assistant principals that will serve Miller Middle School, Durango High School (DHS) and Sunnyside/Florida Mesa Schools, respectively.

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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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