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Hosted by the DHS Native American Club, the event offers Navajo tacos, music, original jewelry and art. They are seeking original Native American artworks and artists to host vendor tables. Download this form to submit your application to host a table. Accepted payments include cashier's check and cash.
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The Durango High School fax machines, which are the most common way to provide a Records/Transcript requests, are currently down.  Fax is often unreliable as well.  We encourage families, If possible, to email your completed transcript request form to:  

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As Durango School District 9-R celebrates areas of growth across the district, at the recent board meeting Florida Mesa Elementary showcased their results, which demonstrated the strongest growth within the district.  The school has jumped up two levels in their state performance framework in just one short year. 

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Escalante Middle School hosts their 4th Annual "Empty Bowls" benefit dinner on Thursday, October 17th at 5:30 pm. The “Empty Bowls” Project began in 1991 and was designed to help raise money to fight hunger locally and globally.  Art students, and local artists will make ceramic bowls that will be available for purchase through a silent auction. 

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Riverview Elementary was recently presented with the inaugural Bank of Colorado Award for Innovation in honor of the school’s new dedicated science lab. The award included a $2500 grant for lab materials and books relating to the science curriculum.

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A Tour of the Riverview Science Lab
A Tour of the Riverview Science Lab
A Tour of the Riverview Science Lab
A Tour of the Riverview Science Lab
A Tour of the Riverview Science Lab
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District at a Glance

  • Students: approx 4,227
  • 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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