Welcome to Derby High School!

Principal Tim HamblinMessage from Principal Tim Hamblin 

Welcome to the Panther Family! Derby High School has supported a strong tradition in education for over 100 years. DHS students have the opportunity to learn and become a part of a rich history, which starts the moment they walk by the "bell" and step through the door. This environment is then cultivated on the strength of an amazing student body, staff and surrounding community. Students can immerse themselves in rigorous academic schedules, participate in championship level athletic programs, and be a part of one or more of over fifty extracurricular activities and/ or organizations. All the while, students benefit from “real world” experiences that enrich their high school career and prepare them for postsecondary success.

News & Announcements

akOctober is Apply Kansas Month! Apply Kansas gives seniors time & space to work on their post high school plans during the school day early in their senior year. Mr. Zapata will be available every Tuesday and Thursday during homeroom (conference room) and all day on October 26th (room F-18) to help seniors complete college applications. Visit the counseling office to get stamped! If you are eligible for a free and reduced lunch plan you can apply to college for free! See the counseling office for a waiver. 

Kansas School Safety Hotline Flyer

The Kansas School Safety Hotline (1-877-626-8203) is available for students, parents and community members to anonymously report any impending school violence.


On Wednesday, October 24 Derby High School will administer the ACT Aspire test to students in 9th and 10th-grades.  To assist in the administration of the test to nearly 1,000 students and to ensure an appropriate testing environment, DHS juniors and seniors are excused for the day. 
The freshmen and sophomores will be dismissed for the day at the conclusion of testing at 1:30 p.m.  Buses will run normal routes in the morning and at 1:30 p.m. 

Parent Teacher Conferences
will be held during the following dates and times: Thursday, 10/11 4:30pm-8:00pm; Monday, 10/15 4:30pm-8:00pm; and Thursday, 10/18 7:30am-11:30am & 12:30pm-3:30pm. All conferences will be held in the DHS Commons. 
There will be NO SCHOOL Thursday 10/18 & Friday, 10/19


CLICK HERE to order your 2018-2019 yearbook!


Free tutoring available every Monday and Thursday in the DHS Library from 3:15-6:15pm. Students must bring their I.D.

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