Welcome to Derby High School!

hamblinwithflagMessage from Principal Tim Hamblin
Derby Public Schools Mission Statement
The mission of Derby Public Schools is to create and maintain a learning environment that ensures every student will attain a high level of personal growth and academic achievement. We commit to using progressive and appropriate teaching strategies and individual guidance to inspire students to become lifelong learners and productive members of a global society.

News & Announcements

ACTPanther Parents: On Sept. 27th, all Juniors will take the ACT test at Derby High School. 9th, 10th, and 12th grade students will be excused from school for the entire day. Seniors are encouraged to schedule a college visit on this day or perform an act of community service.

On Oct. 12th, all Freshmen and Sophomores will take the ACT Aspire, a test designed to predict how students will perform on the ACT. Freshmen and Sophomores will be dismissed at the conclusion of testing, approximately 1:30 p.m. 11th and 12th grade students will be excused from school for the entire day. Several opportunities are being arranged to benefit our Seniors planning to attend college next year. More information to come.

weargreenHeard of Panther Pride Fridays? Well we're taking it to the next level with SPIRIT WARS! Mr. Moore wants to see which class really has the most school spirit so he's decided to ramp things up with some healthy homeroom competition. Wear your Derby green on Fridays, numbers will be collected during homeroom, and the group with the highest amount of class participation wins the Spirit Stick for the next week along with bragging rights and anything else Mr. Moore wants to throw in to sweeten the deal! Seniors don't let the Freshmen beat you out of this one. Show them how it's done! #BLEEDGREEN #GREENISMAGIC #GOBIGGREEN

Missed Jr/Sr Parent Night? Need a recap of the info?
Click HERE to view the entire presentation! 

tutoring signFREE TUTORING - Mondays and Thursdays, 3:15 - 6:15 p.m., DHS Media Center. Students MUST bring their IDs. An activity bus is provided at 4:45 p.m. at the student entrance and at 6:00 p.m. at the weight room entrance for students who need bus transportation. Click HERE for more information. 

golfDerby Educational Foundation is holding a golf tournament on Friday, October 14th to support the DHS Band and their upcoming trip to Pearl Harbor. Click HERE for more details. 

psatAttention Sophomores & Juniors: It's time to register for the PSAT
(National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test)! Pay $16 to Mrs. Brown in the Finance Office and receive your test prep materials. Don't wait. Spots will fill up fast. Click HERE for more information. 

megaphoneDid you know you can find all the daily announcements online? Click HERE or you can always find them under the Students menu at the top of the page. 


ATTENDANCE OFFICE: Parents calling to check out their student or excuse an absence should call the Attendance Office directly at (316) 788-8522. Thank you.


Click HERE to view the September edition of Panther Pause, your Derby High School newsletter!

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