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Durango School District 9-R invites the public to attend a budget meeting on May 13th at 6:30pm at Miller Middle School. Please join us!

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Each month, the La Plata Children, Youth, and Family Master Plan (CYFMP) community partners are recognizing one of 40 Developmental Assets. These assets represent 40 research-based, positive qualities that influence young people’s development, and assist them in becoming caring, responsible, and productive adults. 

So, what is this month's asset?

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This afternoon, Big Picture High School senior Jazmyne Davis was surprised with the DLM Family Scholarship, awarded by Dave and Lynn Mitzlaff and administered by the Durango Education Foundation. The scholarship provides $10,000 per year for tuition, books and on-campus housing and is renewable for the full four years of college. Jazmyne hopes to attend CU Denver, pursuing pre-med studies; eventually, her dream is to become a neonatal physician.

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

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The following is a non-emergency message for all parents, staff and students of Animas Valley Elementary. Phone service to the school is currently experiencing intermittent issues. The provider has been contacted and is working to resolve the problem. Because we do not know when service will be restored, we are asking that all families who need to contact the school urgently to please call Central Office at (970) 247-5411 for assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We will notify you again through the alert system once the phone service is restored. Thank you.

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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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