Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

Come enjoy dinner and help support DES Library! Where? Woodstock's Pizza Downtown Chico ~ When? October 21st from 5:00 - 8:00 PM. Just mention Durham Elementary School and a portion of all food sales will go to our Library! ~ Join PTS! Next meeting is October 26th at 6:00 PM in our Multi-Purpose Room.

    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 414 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

October 7 2nd Grade Field Trip to the Fish Hatchery 

October 8 Picture Make-Up Day

October 9 Sidewalk Chalk Art Day
October 15 3rd Grade Field Trip to the Lake Oroville Visitor Center
October 21 Library Fundraiser - Woodstock's Pizza Downtown Chico 5 PM - 8 PM
October 26 PTS Meeting - All Welcome To Attend! 6:00 PM Multi-Purpose Room
October 27 School Site Council Meeting 3:15 DES Staff Room


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