La Plata County Public Schools

All
(21)
High
(6)
Middle
(9)
Elementary
(12)
Pre-K
(8)
Charter
(2)
Private
(7)
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

  • 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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Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
La Plata County, CO public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.43, which is lower than the Colorado average of 0.58. The most diverse school district in La Plata County is Ignacio School District No. 11jt School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Colorado or in the USA.