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 Escalante Middle Schools welcomes students to our annual "check-in" on the following dates.  Counselors and Administrators will be on hand to hand out schedules and answer any questions you may have.  Representatives from the Transportation Department and Food Services will be here to answer questions too!

August 17: 7/8th Grade “Check-In” (Registration)
New to District 3:00 – 4:00 PM
Returning District 9R Students 4:00 – 6:00 PM

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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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