Welcome to Durham Elementary School!

Back to School Night is Wednesday Aug 26th 6:00-7:30! Yard duty will be provided for school aged children. Minimum Days Thursday Aug 27th and Friday Aug 28th for Parent Interviews. Release time is 12:45. School Pictures Sept 3rd. No school on Sept 7th in honor of Labor Day.

    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

D.E.S. Events
2015 - 2016

August 19       First Day Of School

August 26               Back to School Night

August 27 & 28      Parent Interviews Minimum Days 12:45 dismissal                                 

September 3       School Pictures
More to follow soon



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