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On Thursday May 22nd the 8th Grade Taz Team had a field trip to Ute Mountain Tribal Park.  They experienced a trip back into time to witness a special Native American interpretation of the culturally diverse homelands of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe. They spent time learning about Ute* Indian history, Ute pictographs, geological land formations, and Ancestral Pueblo* petro glyphs, artifacts and dwellings. 

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On Wednesday May 21 through Friday May 23 the 8th Grade Panther Team did an over-night camping trip to historic Chaco Canyon. Mr. Javier, Ms. Brendler and Mr. MacClusky were the sponsors. 

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...Wanita Cooper, for professionally and persistently being patient with some Escalante Middle School and/or Durango 9R computer issues. As an evening custodian she is responsible for many of our larger computer labs.  Ms. Cooper proudly and efficiently always checks each computer for anything out of the norm as she is cleaning the rooms.

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Escalante orchestra 8th graders performed their final solos in class on Tuesday, May 20th. These students did a marvelous job and this posting is their deserved public recognition.  A huge thanks to both Mr. Charpentier and Ms. Black for sharing their knowledge and passions for music.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Eagles
  • Students: 485
  • 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.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Tim Arnold
  • School Phone: (970) 247-9490
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1194
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