Durango High School is a highly rated, public school located in Durango, CO. It has 1,075 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 29% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Durango High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
Durango High School Reviews
Durango High School is a school that promotes character, optimism, hard work, and achievement. The staff is excellent- they are super friendly, encouraging, and helpful. One of the departments that stands out the most at DHS is the Post Secondary Center. They are truly phenomenal at preparing the students for college readiness and success. This school is also climbing the ranks vigorously to become the top public school in Colorado, and they are making their way. Durango High School has students that make this possible and display the "Demon Way" which entails : honesty, accountability, kindness, and advocacy.
My time at Durango High School was what I would imagine to be the normal high school experience. I was lucky to have several outstanding teachers that made up for the confusion and constant changes to administration and teaching styles that the school went under. In four years the basic philosophy of the school changed about three times and staff was cycling through at a pretty high rate. The sports teams, theatre troupe, and clubs are incredible when properly funded and given the chance to be supported by the general public. I never had any strong negative experiences at school, but unfortunately my most memorable moments of high school were spent studying abroad. Overall, a good school but an average experience.
Considering its status as a pubic high school in a small mountain town, Durango High School is exceeding expectations when it comes to providing resources and a quality education to local students. DHS not only competes globally in academic fields, but also provides opportunity to its students in athletics. DHS also works extensively with local businesses to provide students with experience outside the classroom that may include internships, community organized events, and higher education. Like any public high school, DHS has its social pitfalls when it comes to bullying and social media interactions among its students. However, administrators of DHS are implementing social tools for students such as Safe2Tell and local counseling resources to fix such issues. Overall, DHS is able to provide a rigorous education to students who desire such, and gathers resources for students to help each individual reach their specific goals.