Animas Valley Elementary School
Durango 9-R School District
Durango, CO 81301
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5/10GreatSchools RatingParent Rating AverageBoth my children spent their elementary school years at Riverview and it was excellent. Only complaint (see previous review) might be parents who think their kids are too good for the school - but there are those everywhere, methinks.Parent Review7y ago
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Durango schools - Animas Valley Elementary School is located at 373 Hermosa Meadows Road, Durango CO 81301. Animas Valley Elementary School is in the Durango 9-R School District. Animas Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels PK-5.