About Us

Since 1922

Since the founding of the Durham school district in 1922, Durham schools have maintained high academic standards, enrolling some 1,200 talented, energetic and diverse students.

All four schools and the District Office are located in the heart of the farming community of Durham, a town of 4,000 people situated in Butte County, California. The elementary, intermediate and high school share a 46-acre campus.


To empower each student to achieve his/her potential to be a knowledgeable, productive, responsible citizen who is a lifelong learner and is able to function successfully and with integrity in a changing, complex world.

District Goals

Improve Achievement for Every Student
  • developing standards-based classrooms
  • using assessment data to improve instruction
  • designing interventions for students in need
Develop School Culture
where everyone:
  • emphasizes "students first"
  • gives and commands respect
  • recognizes his or her role in the system
  • nurtures and values teamwork
Focus Staff Development
  • implement standards
  • expand tool kits of instructional strategies
  • give ongoing support
Build a Budget
  • supports achievement for every student
  • is fiscally sound and provides for ongoing needs
Engage Parents/Community
  • communicating student progress
  • continuing positive relationships
  • involving them in the instructional process
Use Technology
  • enhance the instructional program
  • share information
  • communicate
Design Facilities & Acquire Equipment
  • maximize efficient use of existing space
  • accommodate future needs
Every student has every opportunity to be successful!
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