Defiance High School

  • Defiance High School serves 734 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Ohio state average of 62%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 70-74% (which is higher than the Ohio state average of 63%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Defiance High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Ohio for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Ohio state level of 18:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Ohio state average of 30% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Defiance High School's student population of 734 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students734 students
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Total Classroom Teachers48 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Defiance High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,255 schools in Ohio (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Defiance High School is 0.48, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.48. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (OH)
Overall Testing Rank#1817 out of 3255 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
62%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
63%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:118:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
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Hispanic
21%
6%
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Black
7%
17%
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White
69%
70%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Defiance High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in OH.
Diversity Score0.480.48
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Graduation Rate
91%
82%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
39%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDefiance City School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, OH Dept. of Education

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