Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

Welcome to Durham Elementary School, Home of the Terrific Tigers! We are currently accepting 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! Last day of school is June 1st.


    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 May
May 5th
DHH Spring Performance 5-8PM
      at Durham High School
4th Grade Field Trip to Gold Nugget
     Museum 8:45AM-2:45PM
May 8th - 12th
Book Fair Begins Room 37 at DES
May 10th
Open House 5:30-7:00PM
May 12th
Grandparents Day 8AM - 12PM
Minimum Day-12:45 Release
May 16th
Kindergarten Field Trip to Books
          Family Farm 8:45-11:30AM
May 17th
    *4th Grade to Sacramento 8:45AM-5:00PM
    *1st Grade to Chico Nature Center and 
        Caper Acres 8:45-1:30PM
DUSD Board Meeting 7PM at the District Office
May 18th
5th Grade Field Trip to San Francisco
4th Grade VAPA Play-Mrs. Masuda's Class 5:45PM
May 19th
School Assembly-Theatre In The Now 9AM
May 23rd
2nd Grade Pool Party 12:45-2:45PM
May 24th
1st Grade Pool Party 12:45-2:45PM
4th Grade VAPA Play-Mrs. Reale's Class 5:45PM
    and Ms. Hardesty's Class 6:45PM
May 25th
   *2nd Grade Field Trip to Turtle Bay
             Exploration Park 8:45AM-4:00PM
   *1st Grade Field Trip to Patrick's
             Ranch 9:30-11:30AM
4th Grade Pool Party 12:45-2:45PM
May 26th
5th Grade Pool Party 12:45-2:45PM
May 27th
Kindergarten Performance Muffins for Moms
       & Doughnuts for Dads 9:00AM
       (one day only)
May 29th
No School-Memorial Day
May 30th
Library Awards and Attendance Assembly 8:45AM
3rd Grade Pool Party 9:45-11:45AM
Minimum Day 12:45PM Release
May 31st
Field Day (no BBQ this year)
Minimum Day 12:45PM Release
June 1st
Variety Show 9;00AM
Minimum Day 12:45PM Release
Last Day of School
School Resumes August 16th
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