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Congratulations to Mai Funk. She was one of the winners of the LPEA essay contest with an excellent essay on an idea by Nikola Tesla. She won a one week trip to Washington, D.C. during the first week of June which will include tours of the Senate, House of Representative and the Smithsonian museums.

Durango Big Picture High School community is very proud of her!

As we prepare for bus schedules in February, we are continuing the rolling bus cancellations. We currently have two drivers in training, and anticipate that we may be able to resume normal bus operation prior to the end of February, once they have completed their training.

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Durango School District 9-R will hold two community meetings this week to get initial public input on potential cuts to the 2016-2017 budget.  The sessions will provide the same information, but we are providing two opportunities to attend should you not be able to make one.

The first forum is from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Escalante Middle School, located at 141 Baker Lane.

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Durango Big Picture High School will be closed during Winter Break, from December 21 - January 1st. School is back in session Monday, January 4, 2016.

We wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Holiday!  

Durango Big Picture High School is having its Annual Potluck Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 20 at 12:00 p.m. Families are invited to come. Please check with your student's advisor to see what they have signed up to bring. Last year's meal was a great success with a variety of dishes.

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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