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Own it. Think it. Solve it. Prove it.
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About Us

Riverview Elementary School in Durango, Colorado, is a K-12 learning environment that supports learning and growth by: valuing relationships with with each other; focusing on character development; setting goals, tracking progress and celebrating accomplishments; and engaging in service work to give back to our community. 
Where we’re located
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Riverview students have opportunities to own their learning, act on their learning, and impact their community.  We believe learning should be relevant to our students as they learn about themselves. While we address the standards, we also want students to be engaged in learning what they love to do, what they’re good at, and how they want to make their mark on the world.

School & District News

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Are you a future-builder?

We need your feedback on a potential bond ballot question for this November. We invite you to visit our new interactive website page to learn about potential investments and funding. We encourage you to spread the word and share this page with your neighbors and fellow community members.
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2024 Summer Bridge makes learning fun and prepares students for next year

School’s out, but the Durango School District 9-R is encouraging students to work on learning through the summer – with fun events as a reward. The Summer Bridge program combines free activity books with checkpoints, events, and prizes to continue learning this summer and be ready for the next grade level. The books include engaging activities and practice in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and fitness.
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Durango School District Administration Office - Summer Hours

The Durango School District Administration Office summer hours will be in effect June 3rd - July 26. We will operate with regular business hours Monday - Thursday, 8am - 4pm, and be closed to the public on Fridays during this time period.
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Board Of Education Student Awards

On Thursday, April 24, the Board of Education held a Student Awards ceremony, to celebrate students who exemplified the district's Portrait of a Graduate competencies.
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Mother Patch Dedication at SOIL, May 3

The SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab is collaborating with Turtle Lake Refuge to host their free Pre-Dandelion Festival event, a Land Blessing and Soil Ecology Workshop from 4pm-6pm on Friday, May 3rd.  This event will feature two special guests, James Wieser, soil scientist and Beverly Castaneda, Indigenous facilitator. After the Earth Blessings Ceremony, we will create a 'Mother Patch' soil plot for the health of our greater community.

Reading Rocks at Riverview

Our 4-week long reading challenge to encourage students to spend more time reading has started and runs through Monday, May 20th.
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Survey now open on potential ballot measure

Beginning April 18, we encourage everyone in La Plata County – district staff, families, community members – to participate in an important survey regarding public education programs, policies, and a potential ballot measure this November 2024.
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Spring Book Fair

Our Spring Book Fair is starting this week! We can't wait for you to see all the exciting books that are available!
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Principal's Message

Riverview Elementary School Principal Lindsay Neiman, shown here with the prestigious Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award, said the school’s teachers are collaboratively working hard to create a learning environment where students develop a heightened sense of identity, belonging, purpose and agency. “What an honor for Riverview’s staff and students to be recognized for their hard work these past couple years!” she said. “All students deserve quality core instruction in order to be at grade-level proficiency and beyond.”  
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Quality of Life

Durango is a beautiful place to live and work. It is located at 6,512 feet elevation in Southwest Colorado near the Four Corners region. Families who live here enjoy a historic steam train, ski resort, rivers, vibrant downtown, bike trails, sky-high “fourteener” mountains, and four distinct seasons with an average of 266 sunny days per year. We welcome new families and new staff members, and we offer excellent benefits and competitive salaries. 

Accessibility Statement

It is the goal of Durango School District 9-R that the information on this website be accessible to individuals with visual, hearing, or cognitive disabilities. Good faith efforts are being made to ensure that our website complies with web accessibility standards.

Most pages on our site are available in HTML format, which can be read by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded for free from the Adobe website. Additionally, some documents are in Google Docs, and Google Forms. Most modern browsers and screen readers can access Google-based documents. More information about Google web products accessibility can be found on the Google Accessibility website.

In order to ensure that Durango School District websites are accessible to everyone in our community, including those with disabilities, we are using the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.

If you cannot access any page(s) on our site, please email us at [email protected]. Include the location of the webpage/document, your name, email address, and phone number so we can provide the information in another format, and address the issue.