Durrance Elementary School
Durrance Elementary was built in 1960 on 17 acres of land adjacent to the Orlando International Airport. At the time, the school boasted 28 classrooms in open air hallways. Now, the Durrance facility includes a science lab, a computer lab, a media center, and approximately 40 classrooms.
When Durrance first opened, it predominantly served the naval base community nearby. In the 1960s, Durrance was the first school in Orange County to integrate students. Since then, Durrance has maintained a tradition of new beginnings. Several years ago, Durrance became the first — and is still the only —elementary school in the SouthEast Learning community to offer a magnet program.
We are a magnet school for aerospace and aviation, as well as a center school for children with disabilities.
Our school mascot is a dolphin, though we are also well known by our space/aviation logo with a space shuttle.