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  1. "A good school"

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    Current Employee - High School Teacher in Durango, CO

    I have been working at Durango School District full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Students and parents are generally kind. Work load is reasonable. School has a wide variety of rigorous programs which is a great asset in the small community. New salary scale allows for advancement without having to have additional college credits.

    Cons

    Lots of turn over amongst staff and staff is not cohesive. Good employees are under appreciated, given no room to grow and eventually leave. Salary is low compared to cost of living. Administration has favorites and does very subjective evaluations. District is typical of education: overpaid and inept employees are promoted to higher salary positions instead of being let go. New initiatives are announced and require...

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    Durango School District2019-05-02
  2. "A great place to work!"

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      Former Employee - School Counselor 
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      I worked at Durango School District for more than 9 years

      Pros

      Everyone was great and really cared about kids.

      Cons

      I don't have any to speak of.

      Durango School District2018-10-19
    • "Assistant Coach"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Durango School District part-time for more than 4 years

        Pros

        Great staff and great employer

        Cons

        Not too great of benefits

        Durango School District2018-08-10
      • "solid, innovative district"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at Durango School District full-time for more than 9 years

        Pros

        innovative, reflective, passionate, motivated, inclusive

        Cons

        challenged in he area of institutional memory

        Durango School District2016-04-09
      • "Since the district in SW Colorado was taken over by administrators from the front range it has become a miserable place"

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        Former Employee - IT Department in Durango, CO

        I worked at Durango School District

        Pros

        Great teachers, kids, community support.

        Cons

        A callous, soulless and ultimately dishonest administration that rules by intimidation and a "divide and conquer" mentality. Since the people from Harrison SD on the front range moved in three years ago I have not heard one good thing from the employees. Instead, comments like, "I was so glad to get out of there" (from an admin who took another job), "I've never seen the teachers so stressed". In addition, it seems the...

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        Durango School District2015-10-18
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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durango, CO
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook

        I worked at Durango School District for more than 2 years

        Pros

        great community, staff and students

        Cons

        administration not supportive of staff

        Durango School District2015-10-18
      • Helpful (1)

        "A wonderful experience in terms of student performance with poor support from management"

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        Former Employee - Teacher in Durango, CO

        I worked at Durango School District

        Pros

        great students; very compent staff; supportive community; new or remodeled facilities; adequate technology tools; good program variety for exceptional and at-risk students;

        Cons

        new technologies underfunded, instructional objectives strategies change often; school board politics often distract staff from their prime directive- teaching kids and developing relationships that are encouraging.

        Durango School District2011-09-12
      • "Administrator"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I worked at Durango School District full-time

        Pros

        Great atmosphere that contributes to high energy and love of students. Professional and knowledgeable leadership. Teachers who take ownership of student learning.

        Cons

        A bit behind in technology and forward thinking of how to reach and teach the diverse learning needs of alternative students in a main stream environment.

        Advice to Management

        Continue caring about the teachers and investing time in creating a great place to learn. This is a strength. I would recommend making more effort to think outside the box and look for creative and alternative ways to utilize capital and human resources for progressive approaches to the teaching and learning process.

        Durango School District2018-08-28
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