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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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At the beginning of each school year, Durango 9-R employees join together to celebrate and prepare for the new school year at convocation. This year, we want to thank Durango Party Rental for generously sponsoring our convocation with their donation of the use of two five foot grills and propane tanks. 

This year, we will be hosting district wide registration on August 14, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  All schools will be open during that time to accept forms and help families get registered. Our middle schools will offer the following additional grade specific registration days:

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Durango School District 9‐R and local and regional emergency first responders, including law enforcement, emergency management services, Durango Fire Protection District, area hospitals, and victim advocates, will be conducting a live, full-scale exercise mimicking the scenario of an active shooter in a school.  This exercise will test all emergency agencies’ systems of preparedness, response, and recovery in response to a school crisis. 

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After a stellar first place finish at the Colorado State Championships, Connor Yates traveled to the 2014 National SkillsUSA Championships to show off his cabinetry skills. The competition was held June 23-27th in Kansas City, MO and featured competitions in 99 different trade, technical, and leadership fields. More than 6,000 students competed, all of them having won their state competitions.

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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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