La Plata County Public Schools

All
(21)
High
(6)
Middle
(9)
Elementary
(12)
Pre-K
(8)
Charter
(2)
Private
(8)
There are 21 public schools in La Plata County, Colorado, serving 7,080 students.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado state average of 44%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the state average of 15:1.

La Plata County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • DurangoAnimas High School
    Charter School
    3206 Main Ave
    DurangoCO81320
    (303)866-6600
    Charter School
    181 students | Gr. 9-11
  • Durango
    Animas Valley Elementary School
    373 Hermosa Meadows Rd
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)247-0124
    259 students | Gr. PK-5
  • BayfieldBayfield Elementary School
    511 East Mustang Ln 24 Clover
    BayfieldCO81122
    (970)884-9571
    649 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Bayfield
    Bayfield High School
    800 Co Rd 501 24 Clover Dr
    BayfieldCO81122
    (970)884-9521
    406 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Bayfield
    Bayfield Middle School
    615 East Oak 24 Clover Dr
    BayfieldCO81122
    (970)884-9592
    307 students | Gr. 6-8
  • DurangoDurango High School
    2390 Main Ave
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)259-1630
    1269 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Durango
    Escalante Middle School
    141 Baker Ln
    DurangoCO81303
    (970)247-9491
    516 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Durango
    Florida Mesa Elementary School
    216 Hwy 172
    DurangoCO81303
    (970)247-4250
    317 students | Gr. PK-5
  • HesperusFort Lewis Mesa Elementary School
    11274 Hwy 140
    HesperusCO81326
    (970)588-3331
    167 students | Gr. PK-5
  • IgnacioIgnacio Elementary School
    115 Ute St
    IgnacioCO81137
    (970)563-0675
    238 students | Gr. KG-3
  • Ignacio
    Ignacio High School
    315 Becker St
    IgnacioCO81137
    (970)563-0515
    227 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Ignacio
    Ignacio Intermediate School
    85 County Rd 320
    IgnacioCO81137
    (970)563-0650
    178 students | Gr. 4-6
  • Ignacio
    Ignacio Junior High School
    315 Ignacio St
    IgnacioCO81137
    (970)563-0600
    116 students | Gr. 7-8
  • DurangoMiller Middle School
    2608 Junction St
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)247-1418
    420 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Durango
    Mountain Middle School
    Charter School
    777 Main Ave
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)335-8079
    Charter School
    168 students | Gr. 6-8
  • Durango
    Needham Elementary School
    2425 West Third Ave
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)247-4791
    405 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Durango
    Park Elementary School
    510 East 6th Ave
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)247-3718
    438 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Durango
    Riverview Elementary School
    2900 Mesa Ave
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)247-3862
    577 students | Gr. PK-5
  • Durango
    Robert Denier Youth Services Center
    Alternative School
    720 Turner Dr
    DurangoCO81303
    (970)375-2781
    Alternative School
    22 students | Gr. 5-12
  • Durango
    Southwest Colorado E-school
    201 East 12th St
    DurangoCO81301
    (970)403-0946
    51 students | Gr. 6-12
  • Durango
    Sunnyside Elementary School
    75 Cr 218
    DurangoCO81303
    (970)259-5249
    169 students | Gr. PK-5

County Statistics

About La Plata County County Statistics (CO) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 43,954 people 4,713,654 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 37% 33%
Median Household Income $53,517 $50,573
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