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Escalante Middle School has four students who auditioned and were accepted into the Middle School Honors Performance Series that will be held in New York City at Carnegie Hall in June 2015.  Those students are:  Luke Nicholson, violin, Alpin Hanson-Holladay, choir, Holden Becher, tenor sax, and Braedon Driscoll, euphonium. The students will get to perform under the direction of renowned conductors, Greg Gilpin, Jeffrey Grogan, Charles Peltz.

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We would like to congratulate the following DHS students as they ALL did a great job representing DHS and facing tough competition at the State SkillsUSA Championships in Colorado Springs last week:

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Durango High School Basecamp students are having an enviable year. Through this year's common read of Kevin Fedarko's The Emerald Mile students are getting the chance to explore the human conflict between the need for power and the need to protect our natural resources not only through the reading of the text, but in field trips that are full of excitement.

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Durango School District 9-R’s Shared School Program is currently taking applications for the 2015-2016 school year.  The shared school program is designed for home school families and offers such classes as art, music, drama computer, PE and Spanish.  Elementary classes (K-5) meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45am until 3:00pm.  Middle school classes (6-8) meet on Wednesdays from 8:15am until 3:00pm.  The district is exploring options and considering expanding the mid

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 Congratulations to Durango High School students Sierra Trout (flute) and Scott Erickson (clarinet), who were selected to play at All-State. The two were chosen as members of the All-State Concert Band, which is comprised of 105 students representing 48 state high schools. A total of 908 students from 149 schools participated in the recent All-State Band audition, and is the first time DHS has been represented there in 15 years! Way to go to Sierra and Scott, and band director Katharine Reed! Also, congratulations to Daniel Sandner (trombone) and Reiley Waldo (percussions) for being chosen as alternates!

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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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