Durango School District No. 9-R School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 5 public high schools serving 3,848 students in Durango School District No. 9-R School District. This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in Colorado.
Public High Schools in Durango School District No. 9-R School District have an average math proficiency score of 33% (versus the Colorado public high school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 54% statewide average).
The top ranked public high schools in Durango School District No. 9-R School District are Durango High School, Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango and Durango Big Picture High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Public High School in Durango School District No. 9-R School District have a Graduation Rate of 74%, which is less than the Colorado average of 81%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Durango High School, with 90% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Colorado or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Colorado public high school average of 46% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Durango School District No. 9-R School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Durango School District No. 9-R School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CO)
# Schools
5 Schools
531 Schools
# Students
3,848 Students
328,778 Students
# Teachers
161 Teachers
17,999 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1

District Rank

Durango School District No. 9-R School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 183 school districts in Colorado (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 73% has decreased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CO)
Overall District Rank
#54 out of 186 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
35%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
47%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
73%
80%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and public school graduation rate of CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.50
0.60
# American Indian Students
88 Students
2,204 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
1%
# Asian Students
48 Students
11,160 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
820 Students
110,295 Students
% Hispanic Students
21%
34%
# Black Students
104 Students
13,996 Students
% Black Students
3%
4%
# White Students
2,598 Students
176,145 Students
% White Students
68%
54%
# Hawaiian Students
7 Students
879 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
183 Students
13,667 Students
% of Two or more races Students
5%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
377
# Students in K Grade:
193
3,577
# Students in 1st Grade:
195
3,818
# Students in 2nd Grade:
210
3,901
# Students in 3rd Grade:
170
3,965
# Students in 4th Grade:
217
4,173
# Students in 5th Grade:
213
4,202
# Students in 6th Grade:
225
7,246
# Students in 7th Grade:
263
9,473
# Students in 8th Grade:
269
9,979
# Students in 9th Grade:
522
70,949
# Students in 10th Grade:
495
68,743
# Students in 11th Grade:
435
67,226
# Students in 12th Grade:
441
71,149
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $9,771 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,134. The school district revenue/student has declined by 24% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $9,188 is less than the state median of $13,247. The school district spending/student has declined by 24% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CO)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$68 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$64 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$9,771
$14,134
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$9,188
$13,247
This chart display average spending per public school student in Durango School District No. 9-R  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CO by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Durango School District No. 9-R School District Public High Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Durango High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2390 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-1630
Grades: 9-12
| 1,292 students
Rank: #22.
Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Tech Center Drive
Englewood, CO 80112
(970) 247-5411
Grades: K-12
| 2,340 students
Rank: #33.
Durango Big Picture High School
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 259-0203
Grades: 9-12
| 73 students
Rank: n/an/a
201 East 12th Street
Durango, CO 81301
(970) 247-5411
Grades: K-12
| 143 students
Rank: n/an/a
Robert Denier Youth Services Center
Alternative School
720 Turner Drive
Durango, CO 81303
(970) 375-2781
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Durango School District No. 9-R School District
  • 201 EAST 12TH STREET, DURANGO, CO, 81301
  • (970) 247-5411
  • durangoschools.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,848 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 24:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 32%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in CO)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 30%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 31% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 50% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CO Dept. of Education

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