Welcome to Durham Elementary School!


Open House Wednesday May 4th 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM ~ Grandparents Day Friday May 6th Check-in starts at 8:00 AM ~ Minimum Day Friday May 6th, release time 12:45 PM

   

    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
2015 - 2016
May
2 Book Fair All Week
4 - Open House 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
6 - Grandparent's Day 8:00 AM
6 - Minimum Day release time 12:45 PM
16 - School Site Council 2:30 pm
17 - 5th Grade Field Trip to San Francisco
           6:45 AM - 8:30 PM
18 - 1st Grade Field Trip to Chico Nature Center
19 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Turtle Bay
            8:45 AM - 4:00 PM
20 - School Assembly - Theatre in the Now
20 - 4th Grade Field Trip Gold Nugget Museum
            8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
23 - PTS Meeting 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
             Multi-Purpose Room
23 - 1st Grade Pool Party 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
24 - 2nd Grade Pool Party 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
25 - 3rd Grade Pool Party 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
26 - 4th Grade Pool Party 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
27 - 5th Grade Pool Party 12:45 PM - 2:45 PM
30 - No School - Memorial Day
31 - Kindergarten Field Trip to the Plant Barn
31 - Minimum Day - release time 12:45 PM
June
1 - Field Day
1 - Minimum Day - release time 12:45 PM
2 - Variety Show
2 - Last Day of School Minimum Day -
               release time 12:45 pm
 
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