Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

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    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
 2017 - 2018 November
Nov 1st
* Minimum Day - Release 12:45
Parent Conferences
* Art Docent Meeting 8-9 AM
Nov 2nd
* Minimum Day - Release 12:45
Parent Conferences
Nov 3rd
* Minimum Day - Release 12:45
Parent Conferences
* 3rd Grade Field Trip to
CSUC Farm 8:40-12:00
Nov 5th
* Day Light Savings Begins - Set
your clocks back one hour
Nov 6th
* Cookie Dough Pick Up - All products
must be picked up today
Nov 10th
* No School in Observance of
Veteran's Day
Nov 15th
* Durham Unified School
District Board Meeting 7 PM
District Office
* Mr. Martin's Class to CSUC
Nov 20th - 24th
* No School - Thanksgiving Break
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