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Principal's Message

Greetings Durfee Families and Friends, 
Welcome to No Excuses University @ Durfee Elementary School, where every student is college-bound! I am extremely proud to serve as Principal of Durfee Elementary School and continue the preparation of each child for college and career readiness.
Here at Durfee, we believe that your children have tremendous potential and an innate ability to learn. Because of this, we will do what it takes to promote the brightest future for every student who attends our school. Our comprehensive approach to ensuring college readiness is a passion that the entire Durfee staff shares. We work together to blend our mission, vision, and shared commitment into one goal of promoting college readiness while creating safe and effective learning environments.


I look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and I'm excited to begin the year of instruction in person. If you have any concerns, please share them with me any time. Thank you for being a contributing member of our school community as we help each child to succeed on his/her road to college!



Diana Arrata