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About Us

Welcome to Durango School District 9-R. We strive to create a learning environment where all students own their learning, act on their learning, and impact their community. Our role as a school district is to provide learning opportunities where students develop their critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, and communication skills. 


Our community grows the whole child by celebrating and inspiring:
* Individuality
* Academic rigor
* Mindfulness
* Curiosity 
* Compassion for self, others, and the environment

School & District News

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The Club@ Registration Begins August 8

Registration for The Club@ After School Program will start on August 8. We will be opening one month at a time.  October will open on September 8, November on October 8, etc.
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Renewals Restart in Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

Do you or a family member currently have health insurance through Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program)?  If so, here’s what you need to know: Everyone with Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) health insurance will need to renew their coverage in the coming year.
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Required and Recommended Vaccines for the 23-24 School Year

Dear parents/guardians of students in Colorado kindergarten – 12th grade schools for the 2023-24 school year:

We know you’re thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning.

Principal's Message

The Durango School District 9-R is located in the town of Durango, Colorado and the outlying area of La Plata County.
Our location in the Four Corners region provides an abundance of outdoor activities in all seasons.
The Durango School District has seven elementary schools, a charter school, two middle schools, and two high schools.


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Quality of Life

Durango is a beautiful place to live and work. Residents enjoy snow-capped mountains, crystal-clear rivers, and countless outdoor recreational opportunities, it is also a fantastic place to raise a family. Durango is located at 6,512 feet elevation in Southwest Colorado near the Four Corners region. Families who live here enjoy a historic steam train, ski resort, rivers, vibrant downtown, bike trails, ski-high “fourteener” mountains, and four distinct seasons with an average of 266 sunny days per year. We welcome new families and new staff members, and we offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries. The starting salary for first-time teachers is $50,000, compared with the Colorado average of $37,500. 

Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of Durango School District 9-R that the information on this website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, or cognitive disabilities. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards.

Most pages on our site are available in HTML format, which can be read by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website. Additionally, some documents are in Google Docs, and Google Forms. Most modern browsers and screen readers can access Google-based documents. More information about Google web products accessibility can be found on the Google Accessibility website.

In order to ensure that Durango School District websites are accessible to everyone in our community, including those with disabilities, we are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you cannot access any page(s) on our site, please email us at [email protected]. Include the location of the webpage/document, your name, email address, and phone number so we can provide the information in another format, and address the issue.