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Miller Middle School will host its annual open house for 5th grade students and their parents on Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 6:30-8:00 pm.
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The students, families, and staff at Needham Elementary celebrated their "Trees are the Answer" event with a bike parade through the school. Last Friday was their fourth annual tree planting celebration, and the school plans to add 17 more trees to the 25 they have already planted. We were excited to see so many kids and adults wearing their helmets and showing off their safe riding skills at Needham. What a great way to celebrate!

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The students and teachers of the Atlas Small Learning Community (SLC) at Durango High School will be hosting the fundraising event Empty Bowls on Thursday, May 8th from 5:00-7:00 pm in the DHS Cafeteria. 

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all parents, students and staff at Needham Elementary. Phone services have been restored to the school and you now may contact the school directly at 970-247-4791. Thank you for your patience as we worked to resolve the issue.

Recently, Mike Freeburn, an assistant principals DHS, sat down with InsideDurangoTV to share how the school is reducing the number of suspensions and expulsions. Mr. Freeburn attributes the decline to the increased presence of assistant principals in the school and their focus on building and maintaining relationships with disenfranchised students.

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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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