About Us

A California Distinguished School seal

Durham High School is recognized as a 2019 California Distinguished School for its outstanding education programs and practices.

Principal's MessageTop of Page

Whether you are a returning parent or one who is new to our district or school, high school is an important and exciting time in the life of your student!


Our goal at Durham is to offer opportunities for all students to begin to realize and achieve their potential.  We believe that academics are incredibility important but so is involvement in our other programs.  We’d like to mention a few:

  • CTE programs that include Manufacturing Technologies, Agri-Business and Viticulture not only develop career skills but also leadership and an opportunity to compete at a local, regional and state level with other students with the same interests.
  • Our classes offered in music performance and visual art are important, as excelling in the arts is rewarding for students, enjoyable for parents and community and may begin a career.
  • Our sports program also provides an opportunity for students to experience teamwork, skill building, leadership, and the challenges of competition.
  • Our Associated Student Body leadership group also provides an opportunity for students to learn how to give back and provide assemblies and programs for the benefit of the entire student body.

Although this is only a brief listing of some of the programs that are available, our partnership with Southern Oregon University to offer transferable dual credit for our AP and Honors courses is certainly a great value to “jump start” students on their way to a college degree while still in high school.  Durham also partners with Butte College in some valuable Career and Technical Programs.  We urge parents and students to look into and take advantage of these opportunities.

With the help and guidance of student-oriented staff and supportive community we encourage all students to become involved and become a part of something bigger.  Taking that first step can easily jump start into a passion, skill, or a career path for a lifetime. 

With Regards,

Robbin Pedrett, Principal

MissionTop of Page

To prepare students for independent, responsible, successful lives after high school, and to foster self-worth, a love for lifelong learning, and a commitment to global responsibility for all students, we at Durham High School will provide an environment and experiences that will encourage each individual to achieve full potential in these areas:

  • physical health
  • emotional maturity and wellbeing
  • academic preparation
  • intellectual development
  • social responsibility
  • ethical values

California Distinguished Schools Narrative 2018-2019Top of Page