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Durango 9-R will be hosting a Title VI Native American Parent Advisory Committee Meeting on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. Before the meeting we will host a dinner from 5:30-6pm and the meeting will run from 6-7pm. Childcare available and dinner provided. Please RSVP, so we know how much to cook and have adequate amount of child care help. 6th-12th gr.=Teri - (970) 946-1197, K-5th gr.=Lucinda- (970) 946-1751
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Comments from the public detailing the pros and cons of Durango 9-R’s financial ballot issue in the upcoming November 8th General Election are now being collected.  The comments will be published in the Tabor (Taxpayer Bill of Rights) Notice and mailed to all voters 30 days before this November’s election.  A registered electorate who wishes to submit a pro or con statement regarding the ballot question may submit their comments to Durango 9-R election official Sarah Berggren.

The ballot issue reads as follows:


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Another school year is upon us and I’m happy to share that great things are, once again, in store for our students in Durango.  We’ve worked hard to keep budget cuts as far away from our students as possible.  This last spring was a tough budget season, as the district couldn’t count on any new funding from the State of Colorado due to the constitutional crisis that continues exists.  We appreciate that our employees are returning this year, even without any cost o

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Interested in getting more involved in supporting the school district in the Mill Levy that will be on the ballot this fall? Contact us to learn about opportunities at 

Durango School District 9-R, one of the top employers in the region, has several new openings for positions for the 2016/17 school year!  Opportunities range from instructional positions to the new security position at DHS.  Click this link to see what employment opportunities exist.  Durango 9-R offers competitive salaries and fully covered health benefits for most employees.

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At a Glance

  • School Mascot: Badger
  • Colors: Green & Black
  • Students: 82

Our Mission

The mission of Durango Big Picture High School is to empower students to use their interests and passions to drive their learning through real world application and experiences in order to reach their personal, social and academic goals.

Contact Information


  • Principal: Alain Henry
  • School Phone: (970) 259-0203
  • School Fax: (970) 382-0588