Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

Welcome to Durham Elementary School, Home of the Terrific Tigers! We are currently accepting Kindergarten registrations for the 2017-2018 school year. Please bring in your child's birth certificate, immunization record and proof of residency in the Durham Unified School District!


    Durham Elementary School is a Kindergarten through 5th grade school. We are the proud recipients of a 2014 California Distinguished School award.  The two signature practices that we highlighted in our application were our reading intervention groups and our great core of volunteers: parents, community members, high school tutors and others.

    Starting in 2012-2013 we have a Transitional Kindergarten class, which so far has been a TK/K combination class.  We currently have 438 students, with an average class size of 22 in the kindergarten through third grades and and average class size of 30 for fourth and fifth grades.  We have a wonderful staff in a close knit community with very supportive families and community members.

    We are fortunate to have paraprofessionals that assist with reading interventions, a full time physical education teacher and a half time visual and performing arts teacher. In addition, fifth graders are able to participate in band, choosing a musical instrument and receiving instruction by the award winning high school music teacher.

    The Durham Park and Recreation offers after school child care.                                           

What's New

 DES Events
 2016 - 2017 March
March 1st
Art Docent Meeting
      Multi-Purpose Room 8-9AM
2nd Grade to Laxon Auditorium 10:45-1:45
March 2nd
Read Across America
Minimum Day, release time 12:45PM
      Parent Conferences
March 3rd
Minimum Day, release time 12:45PM
      Parent Conferences
March 6th
Spelling Bee, Multi Purpose Room 10:30AM
March 6th - March 24th
Pennies for Patients
March 12th
Daylight Savings Begins, Spring Ahead an Hour
March 13th
DUSD Board Meeting 7 PM at the District Office
March 24th
GALA Technology Fundraiser, Sierra Nevada Big Room
March 28th
3rd Grade Field Trip to the Pioneer Museum/Chinese Temple 8:40-2:45
March 31st
PTS Meeting Multi-Purpose Room 9AM
Dear and Hard of Hearing Spring Program 6-8PM
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