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Durango School District 9-R is pleased to announce the availability of our 2013-14 Annual Report to the Public. Every year, school districts in Colorado report about their performance to their communities, based on requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. In addition, state law has required that district report district accreditation information.

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On Friday, March 20th there was an exciting Balloon Car Contest in the Escalante gym.  Science teacher, Ms. Hillmer reports that the Learning Targets for this Ocelot 6th grade unit were...

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Spring is an exciting time of year for our 5th grade students as we begin the process of planning for middle school. Parents will have been mailed registration packets that will be used for both Escalante Middle School and Miller Middle School.

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 You’re Invited !

Where: Escalante Middle School
What:  5th Grade Open House
When: Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

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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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