I am a graduate of Derby High School who moved to the district at the beginning of my Junior Year. I was a military kid, so I was used to the constant moving; however, I was very nervous about entering a new schoool district with different graduation standards, a different culture, and different opportunities than my last school. I am proud to say that the school staff and students welcomed me with open arms and made the transition incredibly easy. Despite the schools size, the faculty new me by name, and because of the schools size, I was able to experience opportunities that were previously unavailable to me. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Derby and my experiences in the band, cross country, swimming, and FCA. If you are moving to the Wichita area, I would suggest looking into the Derby school district.
I am a student at derby high school and I love it! I hated wichita schools and Derby makes me feel more safe!
We graduated two children, a boy and a girl, from Derby High School after attending DHS beginning in 4th and 6th grade. My children found wonderful, caring teachers and a learning environment that helped them to excel. The extra curricular activities in Derby are wide-ranging and leave opportunities for every child in the district to find a place where they fit-in and can meet people with like interests. The parents truly care about the students and reputation of the school district. The community - for the most part - is supportive of the expense involved in living in one of the fastest growing cities in the state, and are usually willing to support the school district. THIS IS A FINE SCHOOL - We have been very proud to be associated with this school and community of Derby, KS.
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