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 Escalante Middle School Staff is excited to welcome our students and their parents to our Back To School Night BBQ Monday, September 19th 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM.  We are looking for parents who are able to help cook and serve for a short time that evening.  If you are able to help, please call Tami Jantz at 247-9490 Ext 2800.  Let's make the 2016/17 school year the best one yet!

Interested in getting more involved in supporting the school district in the Mill Levy that will be on the ballot this fall? Contact us to learn about opportunities at 

 Volleyball practice starts on Wednesday, August 17th in the gym.  Registration will start at 3:30 PM with practice to follow until 5:30 PM.  Practice on the 18th and 19th is also 3:30 - 5:30 PM.  Athletes will need the Physical and Parent Permission Form (attached), clean athletic shoes, t-shirt, knee pads, and a water bottle.

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Durango School District 9-R, one of the top employers in the region, has several new openings for positions for the 2016/17 school year!  Opportunities range from instructional positions to the new security position at DHS.  Click this link to see what employment opportunities exist.  Durango 9-R offers competitive salaries and fully covered health benefits for most employees.

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On Friday, April 29th, thirty-one Escalante Middle School students braved inclement weather traveling to compete at the National Colorado History Day competition in Denver.  

Escalante Middle School qualified twenty-one different projects in a wide variety of formats including exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances, and research papers that earned their berth by advancing from the Regional History Day competition held at Fort Lewis College on March 4th.   Of those projects, an Escalante-school-record seven reached the finals in the state competition held at the University of Colorado, Auraria campus.  

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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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