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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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SOIL Lab reaches fundraising goal for Grow Dome

We are thrilled to announce that we will be building a Grow Dome at the SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab in 2024. We have reached the fundraising goal of $175,000 for construction of the dome. Huge thanks to all of our donors!
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Early Access Applications Available February 1

Durango School District 9-R has the opportunity to accelerate highly advanced gifted children under age 5 for kindergarten and/or under age 6 for first grade. This Early Access is for those eligible students if their birthdays fall after October 1. It is intended to support students who are evaluated to be exceptional in aptitude/cognitive reasoning, academics, school readiness, and motivation.
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La Plata County CSU Extension donates $50K for SOIL Grow Dome

We are thrilled to announce our latest project partner, CSU Extension La Plata County 4-H Youth Development Program. The organization has committed $50,000 to the construction of the SOIL Outdoor Learning Lab's Growing Spaces GrowDome Greenhouse.

Free STEM Fair For All Kids, ages 5-14, Sunday, Dec. 3

The Durango High School's Women in STEM Club is hosting a free STEM Fair at Escalante Middle School on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1:30-4:30 p.m. for all kids, ages 5-14. There will be fun engineering challenges, science experiments, technological investigations, and snacks.
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Mobile Vaccine Van Offers Required School Vaccines

We are excited to announce that the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) will be bringing a mobile vaccine van to two Durango 9-R school locations to help families catch up on the required school vaccines.
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Sign Up Today For Your School’s Green Team

As a commitment to the district’s sustainability goals, we’re launching a new program to promote and implement the Durango School District’s sustainability plan. Staff and students are invited to join a Green Team in each school.
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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.