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.
Improve Achievement for Every Student
developing standards-based classrooms
using assessment data to improve instruction
designing interventions for students in need
Develop School Culture
emphasizes "students first"
gives and commands respect
recognizes his or her role in the system
nurtures and values teamwork
Focus Staff Development
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
communicating student progress
continuing positive relationships
involving them in the instructional process
enhance the instructional program
Design Facilities & Acquire Equipment
maximize efficient use of existing space
accommodate future needs
Every student has every opportunity to be successful!