Welcome to Durham Unified School District!


Superintendent's Message

Hello! My name is Len Foreman and it is an honor and privilege to serve the Durham community as Superintendent.  Durham Unified School District emphasizes academic success for all students coupled with a level of personal attention not available in larger school districts.    This is epitomized by the District slogan, "Small Schools, Big Education."

When I came to DUSD in 2013 as principal of Durham High School one of the first things I noticed was the maturity of the students.  The first time they meet someone students in Durham schools will look you in the eye and introduce themselves.  They offer assistance to any visitor who looks like they need a little help. While I believe our schools had something to do with this behavior, I know the true praise for our students' interpersonal skills belongs with the great families of our community.

Durham Elementary School was awarded the prestigious California Distinguished School Award in 2014.  This rare honor reflects the high levels of academic achievement for DES students.  The foundational skills set in place by DES are part of the reason students enjoy success after they leave Durham Elementary School.

Durham Intermediate School does a great job of preparing students for success in high school and beyond.  The dedicated DIS staff helps students through this age of rapid physical and emotional growth and prepares them for the increased rigors high school.

In 2014 Durham High School was recognized by US News and World Report as a Silver Award winner in its annual rankings of Best High Schools in the America.  This award places DHS among the top 5 percent of high schools nationally.


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