Defiance Senior High School

Officer reading Dr. Seuss
DECA Store
Student selling items in the DECA Store
Hats off to 2020 Grads
Hats off to 2020 Graduates
100 Days of School
MS Escape Room
20 Boys Soccer
Day 100
walleye game
firemen reading group
bulldog leaders
MS Awards
DHS Football action shot at field goal line
K-2 students
Two Cross Country Boys
HS 2nd and 7 students
High School Band Members

Defiance Senior High School

Breaking News from Defiance HS


DNN - Defiance News Network

Thursday, March 18, 2021
In this episode we go behind the scenes of 13abc's behind the scenes story on us; talk with Officer Williamson about his National Award; sit down with DES student Jaylani Ward to talk about how she helped save her family; get a preview of our spring sports season, and a few extra surprises as we head out for Spring Break.    The episode of DNN is live on this link

Watchdogs - DHS Newspaper

Friday, March 19, 2021
The Defiance High School newspaper, Defiance Watchdogs, is officially published! The students of journalism have worked so hard these past weeks interviewing and preparing a paper for you all to read and enjoy. Please follow the link below to take a look at the stories the students have published. The site will be updated continuously, so always check back for new stories! 

Additionally, you can follow us on Twitter with the handle @DefianceW for story updates and interview requests. Thank you for your attention, we hope you enjoy the paper, and Go Dogs!


2020-2021 Student Handbook

Updated Student Handbook - Schedules, Student Code of Conduct, Technology, and more.

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



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Defiance High School SOC G VA Away Bryan High School (Scrimmage)

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Defiance High School BKB G VA Away Hicksville Jr/Sr HS (HICKSVILLE OPEN GYM)

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