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Durango School District 9-R announces new administrative hires that are occurring at both the school level and at the district office.  The school district is privileged to introduce the following new employees, who will be working with other district leaders to ensure that the district is a leader in the region for innovation and excellence.

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Did you know the School-Based Health Center at Durango High School is open this summer?  Offering comprehensive care, from physicals to well-checks to behavioral health, our SBHC's offer affordable healthcare options for all families. Accepting insurance or medicaid, as well as offering a sliding scale for fees, the SBHC will be open every Wednesday this summer from 9 am - 2pm, and on Mondays and Wednesdays in August.

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Student Board Member Emily Schaldach completed her service with the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education this month.  Emily was appointed to the Board in December 2012 and has served an 18-month term of office as the first Student Board Member to serve on a Durango School District Board of Education.    

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Escalante Middle School has just released the names of students who made their 4th quarter honor roll. Congratulations to the following students:

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MIller Middle School would like to recognize the hard work and dedication that the following students have put into their studies:

8th grade

2nd Semester Honor Roll - 3.5 Or Above
Kalyn Alexus; Jayse Baruch; Tatum Behn; Jordan Belt; Trevor Candelaria; Kathia Castillo; Michael Clements; Anna Denali; Elijah Fenton; Brooke Francom; Grace Frideger; Camille Jacobs; Benjamin Malone; Maggie Maloney; Brooke Mazur; Gavin Mestas; William Meyer; Mara Morrissey; Cody Nightingale; Nicholas Piccaro; Kyle Pritchard; Victoria Reeve; Fiona Rodebaugh; Frankie Romero; Brett Rowland; Steven Sigillito; Landen Sill; Maxwell Sinberg; Emmett Stottlemyer; Jenna Szczech; Isabelle Tyler; Emma Vogel

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,600
  • 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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