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Riverview Fun Run

Student Fun Run
at Riverview 

student harvesting indoor lettuce

Students grow hydroponic lettuce

for school cafeterias

IMAPCT Center construction

construction at DHS

bilingual book club

Park Elementary School's
bilingual book club

math class at Escalante Middle School

Vertical math class
at Escalante Middle School

MIller Middle School groundbreaking

Groundbreaking of 
new Miller Middle School

News & Announcements

2023 Summer Bridge makes learning fun and prepares students for next year

School’s out, but Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a motivating reward. The Summer Bridge program combines free activity books with checkpoints, events, and prizes to continue learning this summer and be ready for the next grade level.

DHS Graduation - What to Know If You Go

The DHS Graduation Ceremony is May 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the DHS Football Stadium. If you are planning to attend the ceremony, please review the parking plan and tips for enjoying the ceremony.

Portrait of a Graduate: Year in Review and Preview

This year, Portrait of a Graduate blazed a new trail for our district.
Next year, we’ll set forth with blueprints and capstones to guide our way. It seems like such a short time ago that the community rallied together to launch our Portrait of a Graduate, our wayfinder on the path to success.

Student Narcan Training, May 17

The Durango School District is hosting a Student Narcan training for Durango High School and Big Picture High School students on Wednesday, May 17, at 4:00 p.m., in the Administration Building Board Room. High school students who are currently enrolled in Durango Schools will be trained on opioids, their impact, and learn how to use the opioid antagonist, Narcan, in a life saving emergency.

Black Student Alliance Travels to Atlanta

The Black Student Alliance student club of Durango High School raised $19,000 over two school years to travel to Atlanta, Georgia in April. This unique educational opportunity gave 7 students and 3 teachers an immersive experience in Black history, culture, and the opportunity to tour an array of Historically Black Colleges and Universities(HBCUs) located within the city. View a summary of the trip.

Gifted and Talented Program celebrates success and growth

Durango School District 9-R has a lot to celebrate when it comes to our Gifted and Talented program. With a passion for quality education and a commitment to students, the district has created an inclusive program that ensures all students, including those who are gifted, have the tools they need to succeed.

DHS Troupe 1096 Nominated For Bobby G Award

Every year the Denver Center for Performing Arts puts on the Bobby G Awards – the Tony Awards for Colorado high school theater. Durango High School’s Troupe 1096 theater group was nominated for "Outstanding Achievement in Scenic Design" for their Fall 2022 production of Anastasia.


Show Calendar


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.

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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