Defiance Senior High School

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Defiance Senior High School

Class of 2024 Recognition Ceremony

The Class of 2024 will be recognized for their accomplishments, achievements, scholarships, and special awards on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 8:30 am, in the high school gym.  Following the recognition ceremony, the Class of 2024 will say their good-byes with their walk-thru at Defiance HS, MS, and Elementary School.  24 Awards Ceremony.pdf

Class of 2024 Dates & Events

The Class of 2024 will graduate on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 2:00.  Upcoming graduates are reminded to complete their course work to meet the graduation requirements, pay their outstanding fees to receive their diploma, and tie up all loose ends before their last day of school, Wednesday, May 22, 2024.  Attached is a letter to the Class of 2024 to use for their upcoming events with dates.  Senior 24.pdf

2nd Semester Exams - 2023-2024

Defiance HS will be administering their 2nd Semester Exams on Friday, May 24, through Wednesday, May 29.   On Wednesday, May 29, there will be an early dismissal, at 2:00 pm.  Below is a document explaining the Bulldog Gold Card - exam exemption outline.

Defiance Cty Health Dept. Survey

Senate Bill 288 - Child Sexual Abuse, Dating Violence, and Sexual Violence Prevention

Ohio’s 134th General Assembly enacted Senate Bill 288 which updated the prescribed curriculum for health education, adding requirements related to child sexual abuse prevention, dating violence prevention and sexual violence prevention.

Daily Announcements


2023-24 Student Handbook

Attendance Reporting

All absences must be reported to the high school office no later than 8:30 am.  To report an absence, parents or legal guardians must call 419-784-2777.  All absences must have documentation from/for an appointment, visit, vacation, or other.
Failure to report absences will result in 'unexcused absences' in which:
1.) Students are not permitted to make up missing school work,
2.) May be issued disciplinary consequences,
3.) May result in criminal charges.

Parent Resources

Please follow the link below to Online Learning Resources.

Helpful Information

Central Registration
Defiance City Schools has central registration.  You may apply for enrollment online. You will need the following information to enroll your child:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of residency
  • Custody papers (if applicable)
  • IEP/ETR (if applicable)
School Supplies
DHS students should come prepared the first day of school with a pencil, pen and paper.  Individual teachers will inform students of specific classroom needs the first day of school.

High School Calendar


Yearbook Order


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