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Durango High School Homecoming Parade returns after 9-year hiatus

Local residents and Durango High School supporters have a reason to cheer this October: The DHS Homecoming Parade is back after an 9-year hiatus.
Once again, there will be floats, a fire engine, the DHS band and more along Main Avenue on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 5 p.m.

We All Belong - DEIB Update

The Durango School District 9-R Inclusive Excellence Guiding Coalition is comprised of approximately 40 staff, parents, community members, and students. This is the third year that a group of stakeholders has helped to inform, lead, and champion the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) strategic plan.

Escalante Math Teachers Exemplify Empathetic Collaboration

The Escalante Middle School team of math teachers embodied our Portrait of a Graduate’s Empathetic Collaboration competency as they went all in on a new teaching structure: student triads working on vertical-non-permanent-surfaces, for improving student thinking through collaboration.

End of Summer 2022 Bond 4A Project Updates

The Durango School District 9-R End of Summer 2022 4A Bond Project Updates were presented to the Durango School District 9-R Board of Educaiton on August 30, 2022 by Devon Merriman, Jacobs Program Manager

Meet our 2022-23 Student Board Members

Three local students who are passionate about representing their peers will get first-hand experience with local governance this year. On August 30, three Durango High School students joined the Durango School District 9-R Board of Education as 2022-23 student board members.


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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. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student. 

9-R Board of Education Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Durango School District 9-R is located on lands and territories taken from the Núuchiu (Ute) people. This land is also the ancestral home of or served as a site of trade, gathering, or healing for Apache, Pueblo, Diné, and other nations. We recognize and honor these peoples and nations as traditional stewards of this land and water and respect their enduring relationship with it.

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