Durango School District 9-R is Southwest Colorado’s largest school district with about 5,000 students enrolled.
- Regular assessments demonstrate that Durango students consistently outperform students statewide on standardized tests in reading, writing, math, and science.
- Seven elementary schools teach children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
- Six of the seven schools offer a pre-school program.
- Three elementary schools are located within Durango city limits; the other four are located throughout western La Plata County.
- There are two middle schools in Durango, sixth through eighth grade.
- A comprehensive high school, also in Durango, grades 9-12.
- Student-to-teacher ratio district wide is 13-to-1, including regular classroom teachers, aides, and specialists.
- The average elementary class has 20 students.
Durango School District 9-R- Public Schools
Durango School District 9-R 201 E 12th St. Durango, CO 81301 970.247.5411 www.durangoschools.org
Bayfield School District
Bayfield School District 24 Clover Drive Bayfield, CO 81122 970.884.2496 www.bayfield.k12.co.us
Ignacio School District
Ignacio School District 11 315 Ignacio St. Ignacio, CO 81137 (970) 563-9434 www.ignacio.k12.co.us
Fort Lewis College 1000 Rim Drive Durango, CO 81301 (877)FLC-COLO www.fortlewis.edu
Southwest Community College 701 Camino del Rio Durango 970 247-2929 www.pueblocc.edu
Private & Charter schools in Durango
Durango Montessori 1309 E 3rd Ave #6 970-769-3590
Grace Prepatory Academy K-12 83 Davidson Creek Rd Durango 970-385-7544 www.gpacademy.com
St. Columba Catholic School K-5 1801 E 2rd Ave Durango 970-247-5527
Columbine Christian School K-8 1775 Florida Rd Durango 970-259-1189
Colorado Timberline Academy 35554 Highway 550 970-247-5898 http://www.ctaedu.org/
Animas High School 3206 Main Avenue, Durango 970-247-2474 www.animashighschool.org
Why we live and learn in Durango:
- Ranked 3rd on the list of America’s Dreamtowns: Bizjournals.com. 2006
- Voted Best Mountain Biking Town: Outside Magazine 2006
- Named a Place to Live and Play: Adventure Magazine 2006
- Ranked #1 Micropolitan Community: Colorado College Rocky Mountain Report