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Defiance City School District is an above average, public school district located in Defiance, OH. It has 2,452 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
About Defiance City School District...
Address
629 Arabella St
Defiance, OH 43512
Telephone
(419) 782-0070
Website

Defiance City School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
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  • High

Elementary Schools in Defiance City School District

Middle Schools in Defiance City School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1070
6 responses
Average ACT
25
77 responses

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,452
Free or Reduced Lunch
61.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,549
Teachers in First/Second Year
9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$23,536,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,515/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    5%

Defiance City School District Reviews

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The Defiance City School District very much involves the community. The structure of the school revolves around the students and their involvement within the school and translates that into the community. Defiance City Schools has a wide variety of education learning styles, teachers of different ages, and a diverse group of students. Reviewing my past four years of High School there, one thing that has impacted me the most is the schools motto, this states that we are shaped by a greater purpose, which proposes that every day that the student body is there it is a time to progress and learn.
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The faculty and staff of the Defiance City School District has been quite high-quality and effective to me. In the course of my primary schooling, two new facilities have been built, and many other advancements made. After my 3rd grade year, the four elementary schools in the city combined into one single building. I feel that the teachers, principals, and other staffers did an extraordinary job of making sure students intermingled and grafted into one student body. I have only one complaint that lies in a teacher. He has been teaching a scientific topic for over 5 years, and the man continues to not comprehend his own curriculum. Seeing him removed would be a change I would support, and would incredibly increase interest in the topic he "teaches," physics. To end on a more positive note, just this year teachers and staff members have focused on positivity. I genuinely cherish the hello I receive from the female custodian each morning.
As a student of Defiance public schools there has been many new changes. An obvious one being our new school. This new school brought bigger classrooms, new state of the art computer labs, and a beautiful new gym. This school enforces feelings of confidence, respect and thoughtfulness. In my experience there was never any feelings of bullying and hatred of being at school. But with all these positives there are also negatives. Some include the average and lazy teaching styles, the teachers are not bad people. They are actually some of the most admired but their style and favoritism are not the traits that make them stand out. Overall the experience at the Defiance City Schools is an average one. There is really nothing out of the ordinary or the extraordinary.