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In December 2014, the 9-R Board of Education released a survey to the public to gather feedback on four different academic calendar options as well as solicit feedback from the community about teacher work days, student contact days, start and end dates, holidays, spring break etc.  The results of that original survey can be found

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all students, families and staff.  Crews have been working hard to clear access to schools today, allowing school schedules to resume tomorrow, Wednesday, January 14, 2015.

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All school-related activities are canceled for the day, including the Board of Education work session that was scheduled for this evening.  We will post a notice of the rescheduled date and time for the work session as soon as it is available. 

The following is an emergency message from Durango School District 9-R to all parents, students, and staff.  Due to severe weather conditions, all schools are canceled today, Tuesday, January 13, 2015. Please watch for additional updates regarding school closures or delays through our emergency notification system, listen to local radio and TV stations, visit our website at durangoschools.org or call our information line at (970) 375-3811. We will continue to keep families updated on the school closure or impact on tomorrow’s school schedule through our emergency notification system.

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The following is a non-emergency message from Durango School District 9-R for all families, students and staff. In anticipation of inclement weather tonight, we wanted to take a moment to remind families of our emergency communications procedures should there be a school closure or delay due to weather.

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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
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