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Next week, the district will host two budget information sessions for community members to give them the opportunity to provide input on district priorities in the upcoming budget season. The first round of sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at Escalante Middle School and Thursday, January 21 at Miller Middle School.  The format for both sessions will be identical, and both will begin at 6:00 pm. 

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On Monday, December 7th, Durango High School DECA qualified 14 of its members for the 2016 DECA State Leadership Conference to be held in Colorado Springs February 20-23, 2016.   

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The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger for all parents, students and staff.

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff on Bus Routes DP1 and FM4.  Due to road conditions, both routes are delayed 20 minutes this morning, Wednesday, January 6, 2015. If your child is late to class due to the bus delays, he or she will not be marked tardy.

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Durango School District 9-R is hosting the Kagan workshop "Win-Win Discipline" on January 23, 2015. This one-day workshop helps educators develop discipline solutions where students and teachers win. Participants will learn how to identify the four types of disruptive behavior, recognize the seven positions from which they spring, and what to do in the moment-of-disruption. Check out the flyers below to learn more and see how you can register.

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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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