Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Message from the Principal

Welcome to our website, an excellent information source for Defiance High School and the surrounding community.  While visiting this informative page, you may gain access to the school’s calendar, the announcements given to students each week, DHS sporting event schedules and updates, and much more.  Additionally, please feel free to contact our faculty through the e-mail directory, to check your student’s progress through the online grade book, or to make suggestions for improving the site.

Defiance High School has a student enrollment of approximately 820 students.  (Students who desire a technical education attend the Four County Career Center.)  Our rich curriculum offers 144 courses to all students.  DHS takes pride in being a leader in technology, as we have implemented the iPad initiative, which places technology directly in each student’s hands.  Teachers have integrated this tool into the classroom, energizing the way students learn.

Our experienced and dedicated staff members (75% of our teachers hold a Master’s or higher degree) routinely lead our students to excellence in academics and extracurricular programs.  As proof, we have earned an EXCELLENT rating for the last 5 consecutive years on the state report card.  Our A Cappella Choir recently was honored by receiving a superior in AA music at the OMEA State competitions.  The 165-member Marching Band of Class has now earned Superior ratings in state competition for 34 consecutive years!   DHS offers its drama and music students an opportunity to take part in a musical each year, while our Quiz Team have attended national competition 9 times, and were the 2005 and 2008 Northwest Regional Champs!  

We also excel in athletic competition, with regular appearances in state tournaments for our football, soccer, wrestling, volleyball, track, swimming, baseball and cross-country teams.  In short, no matter what a student’s individual interests may be, there is a place for them at Defiance High School where they can take part in well-organized, high-level competition and performance!

I hope you enjoy our website!   Go Bulldogs!


Robert Morton, Principal

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