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This very special day celebrates everyone's abilities.  Students from around the region come to Escalante Middle School for a day of track and field events that are accessible for all students.   Everyone is a winner at the Bowker Games!
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The Frozones, a team from Riverview Elementary, came in first out of 36 teams that competed in the scientific challenge for the state competition of Destination Imagination.

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You're invited to attend the 5th grade open house, which provides the opportunity for incoming 6th grade students and families to learn about Escalante - Durango's Expeditionary Learning Middle School.  Meet the principal, counselors, and teachers, and learn about the characteristics that make Escalante a unique and great school for children. The event is on May 1, from 6-7pm.

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Durango School District 9-R is excited to introduce the inaugural Keys to High School Success…and beyond! conference for 8th-grade boys who are about to transition to High School. In a fun, physically challenging environment, the boys will explore topics around healthy relationships, positive self-image, and advocacy.

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InsideDurangoTV showcased an interview with Superintendent Dan Snowberger about how budget cuts are impacting staff and our schools.

The district budget cuts story starts at 9:52. Click here to watch.

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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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