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As the conversation around assessments continues to heat up in the country and in our community, Durango School District 9-R is releasing a series of videos to talk more about state assessments, teacher assessments, unfunded federal mandates/bills, and tools in development to support staff and students. Watch our first video available here to learn more from Superintendent Dan Snowberger about standardized state/national tests and the impact on our school district.

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Don't worry if you missed the "Old School New School" episode of Nick News that featured Durango Big Picture High School. You can still watch it online. To see the coverage of Big Picture High School click here.

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Two of our very own Durango Big Picture High School students are going to be featured in Tuesday's Nick News broadcast. The students were shadowed by the Nick News team last month as they worked in their internships. 
The show will highlight different educational programs offered in schools across the country, and airs on Tuesday, December 16th at 6 p.m.
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At the upcoming December 16th board meeting, the members will decide between four different calendar options.  Input on these four options is now being solicited.  Please check out the four options within this PDF. Once you have the opportunity to review the different options under consideration, please take a few minutes to take a quick survey to inform decision making for the board and the superintendent.

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Don't miss out on the amazing artwork, jewelry, and crafts for sale at this year's Title VII Native American Winter Arts Market. The celebration raises funds for Durango School District 9-R's Title VII Native American Education Program. There will be music and food. The market takes place this Saturday, December 6th from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm at the Durango High School.

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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