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bilingual book club

Park Elementary School's
bilingual book club

Riverview Fun Run

Student Fun Run
at Riverview 

math class at Escalante Middle School

Vertical math class
at Escalante Middle School

MIller Middle School groundbreaking

Groundbreaking of 
new Miller Middle School

IMAPCT Center construction

construction at DHS

student harvesting indoor lettuce

Students grow hydroponic lettuce

for school cafeterias

News & Announcements

DEF Spring Resource Fair, April 5, 2023

The Durango Education Foundation (DEF) will host a Spring Resource Fair on April 5, for families to learn about, and sign up for, summer activities and Durango 9-R Fall Registration.

DEF Spring Resource Fair

The Durango Education Foundation (DEF) is excited to announce our first Spring Resource Fair: a one-stop-shop of summer programs and resources for students and their families.

Three Schools Receive Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award

Three schools in Durango School District 9-R were recently recognized with the 2022 Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award: Florida Mesa Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, and Needham Elementary School. The award recognizes schools with outstanding student growth rates. This achievement reflects the dedication to student success present in our schools.

Durango School District's 2023-2025 Strategic Plan launched

We are proud to share our new Strategic Plan Community Brochure and Strategic Plan Comprehensive Document. These publications capture Durango School District’s mission, vision, values, and an overview of our top goals for the next three years.

District announces Snow Day Make-Up plan

Due to the number of Snow Day school closures this winter, Durango School District 9-R has announced a plan to make up school days in the remainder of the 2022/23 school year.


Narcan Student Forum

Where: Durango Public Library, Room 1, 1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO
Time: 3 PM – 5 PM
Mar 27
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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 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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