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Durango High School was evacuated this afternoon after a break in one of the sprinkler pipes triggered the alarm system. Students were evacuated for about 20 minutes while the damage was assessed. There was minor water damage in the second gym, but the rest of the school was unharmed. Students resumed classes as normal, with the exception of some gym classes that were relocated on campus. Cleaning crews are on the scene, and classes will continue as normal today and tomorrow. 

Axis Health System was recently awarded an Alpine Bank Community Matching Fund grant to promote the School-Based Health Centers on KSUT public radio. A creative partnership between KSUT and Alpine Bank, now in its second year, was the brainchild of KSUT Development Director, Bruce Campbell.

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The powerpoint presented by Board of Education President Andy Burns, and Superintendent Dan Snowberger, titled Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, is available online.  Click here to download the file and review information and details shared during the recent January 22nd community forum.

Congratulations Carrie Harper, and all the staff at Sunnyside Elementary, for your local, statewide and national attention, and for the great work you do with our students each and every day!! Check out Carrie's reaction when she learned she was selected as a Milken Educator, joining an elite group of 2600 other teachers who have been honored with this recognition over the last 28 years. She also takes home a cool $25,000!! Way to go Carrie!

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Last night, Durango High School invited all 8th grade students and their families to participate in the annual DHS Expo. The expo gives students the opportunity to explore a variety of elective options and decide which Small Learning Community (SLC) is best for them. The 8th grade students were able to meet with students who are currently enrolled in each of the SLCs:  Atlas, Basecamp, and DAVINCI.

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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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