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Durango Education Foundation is raising funds for Durango School District 9-R through their Community Action for Education (C.A.F.É) campaign. DEF is encouraging community members to help raise money and take action through a variety of ways:

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Each year, the 4th and 5th grades at Riverview Elementary celebrate Vocabulary Day as a fun and engaging way to learn new words, increase their written and spoken vocabulary, and to share their new knowledge with other students.The students choose an adjective or a describing noun and create a costume that showcases the word. On Vocabulary Day they come to school dressed as their word. All the words that they choose must be two syllables or more.

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Title VII Native American Education will be hosting a 5k and 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at Rank Park on the Animas River Trail behind DHS. All proceeds will go to benefit the Title VII Cultural Literacy Enrichment Program. 

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Over this last year and a half the Student Achievement Gap Task Force has been meeting to support and advocate for our minority student population in Durango School District 9-R.   After looking at our past Minority Student Achievement Task Force history and  recommendations, student achievement, discipline and attendance data, student/parent interview data, student survey data, The District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) data, we crossed referenced many

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This year, Durango High School's student council decided to raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation. They chose 11-year-old Brady who has leukemia as the recipient for their funds. During their "Wish Week" the school raised $2,000 to send Brady to Florida and make his dream of going to Disney World come true. The students at DHS got creative in their efforts to raise money for Brady.

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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,227
  • 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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