Skip to content


Congratulations to Veda Pokryfky, the first recipient of the FORTitude Award at Durango Big Picture High School. The award, given by DBPHS and Fort Lewis College, recognizes students who demonstrate academic success, leadership skills, school and/or community involvement, and the character attributes of respect, responsibility, and perseverance. 

Read more and view photos/video...

Durango School District 9-R wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to share your input by taking our 9-R Budget Survey. Want more information on the 9-R budget and how funds are used? Check out our Budget Guide

9-R Budget Survey:

Read more and view photos/video...

 Lunchrooms at nine Durango 9-R schools are receiving an upgrade this month with salad bars provided by a grant through Let’s Move Salad Bar to Schools. The program was launched in 2010 with the mission of donating salad bars to U.S. schools so that every child has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables. 

 “We want to encourage our students to try new foods, to eat healthy and to offer them choice during lunch” says Krista Garand, Student Nutrition Services Supervisor. “ The Lets Move Salad Bars to Schools Grant allows us to add or replace salad bars in schools when we would not have been able to do so on our own.” Read more about the program here

Read more and view photos/video...

 We are always looking for input and feedback from our families and community members. The District Accountability Advisory Committee (DAAC) has created a survey to assist us in soliciting feedback from our stakeholders. The survey is anonymous, short and will help us improve upon the things that matter most to our parents. Please take a few moments to complete the survey for us. Use the link below, which will take you directly to the survey online. The survey is completely anonymous. Please take the survey by April 22, 2016. 

Read more and view photos/video...

Durango School District 9-R is excited to release our new "Budget for Excellence: A Guide to Understanding Durango School District 9-R's Budget", which helps explain the complexities of school financing. This new guide answers commonly asked questions like:

What is the negative factor?

How are school budgets determined?

How have 3A Mill Levy Funds been used?

Read more and view photos/video...
Syndicate content

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