Innovative educational system committed to excellence.

District size: 5,222

Durango School District 9-R

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. Through leading instructional models, globally minded learning programs and engaging teaching and learning methods, the district aims to instill in each student the ability to compete and contribute in the global community. Furthermore, the district encourages supportive and safe school environments, guaranteeing equitable educational opportunities for each and every student.

Local Industries 
Healthcare, restaurant/tourism, real estate, homebuilders

Design Team Leads
Shawn Hembree, Durango High School Counselor
Melinda Wood, Durango High School Administrative Assistant and parent

Pueblo Community College
Region 9 Economic Development District of SW Colorado

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Virtual (K-8 and K-12)


Durango Graduation Rate*


Colorado Graduation Rate*

* (2019, four-year) 73.5% Durango, 81.1% Colorado