About Us

Historic Durham School Building

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

All three 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 are all situated on 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


Design Facilities & Acquire Equipment

maximize efficient use of existing space

accommodate future needs 

Every student has every opportunity to be successful!