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The following is an emergency notification from Durango School District 9-R for all students, parents and staff of Park Elementary.  This is an update on the current city water main break that has occurred at the school.  Potable water is still available at the school and the water situation is being mitigated by City and 9-R crews. At this time, we are planning some small adjustments to pick-up this afternoon, and ask for parent's patience during pick up as accommodations are being made around the pick-up process.

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The following is an emergency notification from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff of Park Elementary.  We have been informed that there is a city water main break at the school.  Currently, there is excessive water surrounding the school and several classrooms are impacted. We are currently assessing the situation and will notify families through our alert notification system should a parent reunification process be required. Please do not go to the school at this time.

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The KTHSS mentor circles formed out of a need to provide a more in-depth, on-going experience for students participating in the Keys to High School Success (KTHSS) program.   The mentor circles provide a safe space for students to engage in conversations and have experiences around our key topics including: positive self-image, healthy relationships, and advocacy.  Two trained facilitators who follow the curriculum and model provided by One Circle Foundation of San Ra

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The 3rd Annual Durango Education Fair celebrates the wonderful and unique educational choices and opportunities available in our small town. From innovative public schools, to a variety of private and parochial schools, to rigorous charter schools and many higher education opportunities, Durango-area schools offer choices, diverse curriculum and opportunities for every family from preschool through higher education.

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La Plata County BP has generously donated $1,125 to support AVID students at DHS to attend the annual AVID Student Leadership Conference in Denver this Februrary. The donation will pay for 30 student registrations.

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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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