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We are seeking feedback from the community about how well the district is doing. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey, which will help us as we tackle budget decisions, look for supports for students, and improve our communications around our work with you.  Please click here to take the survey. For more information please email 

Durango School District 9-R is pleased to announce the availability of our 2013-14 Annual Report to the Public. Every year, school districts in Colorado report about their performance to their communities, based on requirements in the No Child Left Behind Act. In addition, state law has required that district report district accreditation information.

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I’m excited to welcome everyone back to the main Big Picture campus starting next Tuesday, February 17, 2015.  We appreciate your support to our staff and our students, as we had to make quick accommodations following last month’s water issue.  While students have shown great flexibility and resilience during this time, we are all excited to head back to our school campus next week.

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Next school year, new 2015-2016 state requirements regarding student immunizations will be in affect. These new requirements state that all kindergarten through 12th grade students must have had 2 doses of the Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine before attending school. To ensure that your student is up to date on their immunizations, please check with your healthcare provider to see if your student has had 2 doses of the varicella vaccine.

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The Durango School District 9-R Board of Education wants to engage in dialogue with the community around quality in our schools. The top five indicators that will drive the conversation include quality learners, quality environment, quality content, quality processes, and quality outcomes. 

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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