Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

May 11th - 42nd Annual Grandparent's Day and Minimum Day, Release Time is 12:45 ~ Book Fair May 7th - May 11th in Room 2, See the May Tiger News for Times ~ Last Day of School is May 31st ~ First Day of School for the 2018-2019 School Year is August 15th


    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.                                           

Thank you to all who supported our Math-A-Thon fund raiser! The students exceeded their goal and were rewarded with a Staff Variety Show! 

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What's New

 DES Events
 2017 - 2018 May
May 7th 
* DES Book Fair in Room 2 
     Book Fair will be open
       from May 7th - May 11th
May 9th 
* Open House 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
May 11th 
 * Grandparent's Day
     Minimum Day release 12:45
May 12th
 * Durham' own May Day Parade 10:00 AM
May 16th
* Board Meeting 7PM District Office
* 5th Grade Field Trip to San Francisco
May 17th
* 3rd Grade Field Trip to Durham House
* 4th Grade Field Trip to Sacramento
May 18th
* PTS Meeting 8:45 AM Staff Room
* DHH Spring Play - MPR 5:00-8:00 PM
May 22nd
* 2nd Grade Pool Party 12:45-2:45 PM
* Kindergarten Round Up by appointment only
* 1st Grade Field Trip to Chico Creek Nature Center
May 23rd
* Kindergarten Round Up by appointment only
May 24th
* 2nd Grade Field Trip To Turtle Bay
* 4th Grade Field Trip Farmer for the Day
* 5th Grade Pool Party 1:00-3:00 PM
May 25th
* 1st Grade Pool Party 10:00-12:00 
* 4th Grade Pool Party 1:00-3:00
* 3rd Grade Field Trip Durham Cemetery
May 28th
* Memorial Day - No School
May 29th
* Kindergarten Field Trip Plant Barn
* Attendance & Reading Awards Assembly
        9:00 AM MPR
* Field Day 10:30 -11:30
* Minimum Day 12:45 Dismissal
May 30th
* 3rd Grade Pool Party 9:30-11:30
* Minimum Day 12:45 Dismissal
May 31st
* Variety Show 9 AM
* Minimum Day 12:45 Dismissal
* Last Day Of School

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