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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 8:09am

The Durango Education Foundation invites you to a candidates’ forum focusing on education, with CO State Representative Mike McLachlan and candidate and former state representative, J. Paul Brown. The event details: Tuesday, October 14 from 6-8 p.m. at the La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, Durango. There is no admission charge. The candidates will answer questions on the tough and complicated education issues facing Colorado schools today. Read more here.

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201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301

General Assistance

Please contact Elvira England, the Central Office Receptionist, for general district questions.

Our Student & Family Success Guide is another great place to get information about the district.

Website Assistance

Help with Documents

The majority of the documents on our website are in PDF format. You will need a PDF reader to view these files.

Logo Usage

Please see our Logo Guide for information on how and when to use the district logo.

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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