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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Durango School District No. 9-R is a public school district located in Durango, CO. It has 4,697 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 34% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
Telephone
(970) 247-5411
Website

Durango School District No. 9-R Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
34%
Average Graduation Rate
80%
Average SAT
1220
108 responses
Average ACT
26
170 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,697
Free or Reduced Lunch
31%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$56,721
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$49,259,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,565/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    3%

Durango School District No. 9-R Reviews

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I loved going to Durango High School. I was a multi-sport athlete, and not only felt successful in high school, but felt so prepared when I started my first year of college. The curriculum was really set up to help me be ready, and teachers were always helping me think about the next step. Not only did I feel ready intellectually, but I felt teachers truly cared about my life outside of school and wanted me to succeed in all areas of life as well! Thank you Durango High School for an amazing high school experience!
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My experience with the Durango School District No. 9-R has been for the most part fairly exceptional. As a student who has attended Escalante Middle School, two out of the five high school programs that Durango offers, and I'm a Varsity athlete. Throughout my time attending school in the 9-R School District, I have been able to observe multiple aspects of our school district. All public are equipped with counselors. The district may focus on this "disturbing topic" once or twice a year. Our Distric, schools, and parents can not shy away from this topic. I think that the district should hold mandatory "suicide,/bullying awareness and team building activities" once a semester for students in all public schools, 5th grade - 12th grade. Overall the district tries to be accomadationg and dooes a wondeful job managing all of the schools within the 9-R School District.
Durango Schools tend to cater towards gifted students more than the average student, which creates an awkward dynamic among peers. Children who aren't considered "gifted" are not provided the same opportunities to excel like one who maybe considered above average is. However, schools are kept clean, safe, and welcoming to visitors. I feel they strive to put their best foot forward. Teachers on the other hand are horribly mistreated by higher ranking staff. As a student who has moved through three Durango 9R schools throughout my academic career, I have witnessed time and time again, over worked, under paid, and disrespected teachers bow their head down to the superintendent and his minions. I believe Durango 9-r is in dire need of a new administration staff in order to create a more harmonious set of schools.