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On Saturday, May 3rd, twenty students represented Escalante Middle School at the State National History Day competition at the University of Denver Aurora Campus. In all, the students from Escalante presented 15 projects. 

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In this student created video, 5th graders from Animas Valley Elementary showcase their understanding by presenting the pros and cons of  various science and technology subjects. These presentations are a part of the 5th IB Exhibition requirement.

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The following is a non-emergency update from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff of Florida Mesa Elementary. Currently, crews are on scene working on the well situation at the school. We are confident that this situation can be resolved and you can anticipate that school will be in session tomorrow, May 14, 2014. Should the situation change, you will be notified prior to 6:30 tomorrow morning.  We thank you for your patience.

The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students and staff at Florida Mesa Elementary.  The water well pump at the school is not working properly, causing issues for bathroom facilities on site.  We are currently working to repair the pump and restore services.  If we are not able to repair the pump in a timely manner, we may have to cancel school tomorrow until the water is fully restored.

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Dr. John Nicoletti will be in Durango to present and analyze the latest school attacks discussing insider versus outsider threats and how schools can minimize vulnerabilities. Dr. Nicoletti will help school personnel differentiate between a student who makes a threat and a student who actually poses a threat with a discussion on the development of an avenger, behavioral coding options and how schools can initiate deterrents through a threat assessment process.

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,600
  • 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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