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Durango School District 9-R seeks to fill the Activities and Athletic Director vacancy at Durango High School upon news of current Activities and Athletic Director Dave Preszler’s plan for moving toward a half-time position at 9-R.  Dave joined 9-R in 2013 and brought an immense background in youth athletics management, serving in similar capacities for Fort Lewis College and Bayfield School District.  

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This year, Fort Lewis College and Durango High School have teamed up to give a monthly student recognition called the DHS FORTitude Award.  The award recognizes students who demonstrate academic success, leadership skills, school and/or community involvement, and the character attributes of respect, responsibility, and perseverance. 

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We are happy to announce that we are ceasing the rolling bus cancellations starting on Monday, February 29, 2016. Thanks to new trainees completing the program and now fulfilling all bus routes, we do not anticipate any additional cancellations at this time.

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff at Sunnyside Elementary.

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff at Sunnyside Elementary.  The school experienced a loss of water today due to an unknown cause. At this time the water has been restored to the school but for a brief period bathroom access was unavailable and bottled water was provided to students.

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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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