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In December 2014, the 9-R Board of Education released a survey to the public to gather feedback on four different academic calendar options as well as solicit feedback from the community about teacher work days, student contact days, start and end dates, holidays, spring break etc.  The results of that original survey can be found

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The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff.  Due to severe weather conditions, all schools are canceled today, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Please watch for additional updates regarding school closures or delays through our emergency notification system, listen to local radio and TV stations, visit our website at or call our information line at (970) 375-3811. We will continue to keep families updated on the school closure or impact on tomorrow’s school schedule through our emergency notification system.

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We want to get your feedback on options for the 2015-2016 Academic Calendar. What is important to you and your family? A spring break aligned to Fort Lewis College's break? A shorter Thanksgiving break and another break in October? Let us know!

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What is SchoolVault? Are our children over tested? What are Colorado Academic Standards? Learn the facts about assessment mandates required by law and how 9-R is working with teachers to implement the required bills and support teachers and students along the way. Join Superintendent Dan Snowberger at a community forum to discuss standards, assessment and more! The community forum will take place on January 22, 2015 from 6-8 p.m. in the Durango Public Library meeting room. 

As the conversation around assessments continues to heat up in the country and in our community, Durango School District 9-R is releasing a series of videos to talk more about state assessments, teacher assessments, unfunded federal mandates/bills, and tools in development to support staff and students. Watch our first video available here to learn more from Superintendent Dan Snowberger about standardized state/national tests and the impact on our school district.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Husky
  • Colors: Teal, Black, and Silver
  • Students: 293
  • Teachers: 24
  • Support Staff: 12

Our Mission

Our vision is to guide learners as we develop the tools and mindsets to continually seek and understand the world and ourselves. Learners will demonstrate confidence,compassion and value diversity. Everyone will leave our school with the ability to apply, transfer and reflect on concept because we are motivated to ask questions and discover solutions.

  • Confidence is about trusting in yourself and your abilities with freedom from doubt.
  • Compassion is the awareness of someone’s suffering or discomfort and taking an action to make the situation better.
  • Diversity encompasses acceptance and respect but moves beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the complexity of each individual.
  • Concepts refer to knowledge and ideas.

Contact Information

  • Principal: Lisa Schuba
  • School Phone: (970) 247-0124
  • School Fax: (970) 385-1183