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Today, we honor all veterans who served this great nation. They are the true heroes in today's society. Please take time to thank those who you know have served in our nation's Armed Forces. To all of you who served, a sincere THANK YOU!

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Today’s Educational Support Professionals, or ESPs, do more than provide nutritious meals and transport our children to and from school; they also serve as positive role models for them.

Wednesday, November 18th is National Educational Support Professional’s Day. This is a day for recognizing the contribution ESPs make to education, and a time for all of us to say "thank you" for all they do to help our students every day.

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Recently several school-aged children in La Plata County have been diagnosed with pertussis, also known as whooping cough.  Pertussis is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person sneezes or coughs and another individual breathes in the bacteria.  Symptoms of pertussis usually develop 7 to 10 days after exposure but can develop from 4 to 21 days after exposure. 

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Venga y únese con las cinco comunidades para oir a Hispanohablantes de sus "Cuentos, Luchas y Éxitos" creciendo en estas partes de los EEUU. Recibirá información sobre los servicios que cada comunidad ofrece para las familias Hispanohablantes, como crecer el orgulo de su cultura, como ingresar a los studios universitarios y fondos que hay disponible para la educación de sus hijos y mucho más!!
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     Escalante is in partnership with the Durango Manna Soup Kitchen  that provides backpacks full of food on Fridays to children whose families may need food over the weekend. 

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 510
  • Teachers: 36
  • Support Staff: 13

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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