Skip to content

Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter  Sign Up For Parent eNotes


As the conversation around assessments continues to heat up in the country and in our community, Durango School District 9-R is releasing a series of videos to talk more about state assessments, teacher assessments, unfunded federal mandates/bills, and tools in development to support staff and students. Watch our first video available here to learn more from Superintendent Dan Snowberger about standardized state/national tests and the impact on our school district.

Read more and view photos/video...

 The administration building will be closed to the public December 24th through January 1st. We will reopen to the public on Friday, January 2nd. 

We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and a restful winter break!

Two of our very own Durango Big Picture High School students are going to be featured in Tuesday's Nick News broadcast. The students were shadowed by the Nick News team last month as they worked in their internships. 
The show will highlight different educational programs offered in schools across the country, and airs on Tuesday, December 16th at 6 p.m.
Be sure to tune in!

Join us for the Title VII holiday potluck feast on Thursday, December 18th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the La Plata Fairgrounds Extension Building. See more about the event in the flyer below.

At the upcoming December 16th board meeting, the members will decide between four different calendar options.  Input on these four options is now being solicited.  Please check out the four options within this PDF. Once you have the opportunity to review the different options under consideration, please take a few minutes to take a quick survey to inform decision making for the board and the superintendent.

Read more and view photos/video...
Syndicate content

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.

Sponsors and Partners