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Northeastern Local Schools
Northeastern Local Schools

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Children who will be five years of age by September 30, 2018 may register their child for kindergarten enrollment for the 2018 - 2019 school year soon.  Please return to this page February to complete the form that will be available below and return it through mail, fax, email or in person by April 7, 2018.


Noble Elementary School 
10553 Haller Street
​Defiance, OH  43512
Phone: 419-782-7941  
Fax: 419-784-3788  


The Open Enrollment window has closed for school year  2017-2018. Open Enrollment applications for the 2017-2018 school year were accepted between May 1, 2017 and June 10, 2017. Please contact the district office at 419-497-3461 if you missed the open enrollment window and still wish for your child to attend Tinora and give an explanation of why you missed the open enrollment window such as, just moved to the area, etc.



Northeastern Local Schools Mission and Philosophy Statements


The Northeastern Local Wellness committee would like to make you aware of some new items you can find on the district website. On our nutrition and wellness webpage,, you can find our Northeastern Local Schools Wellness Policy updated in 2016, members of the Northeastern Local Wellness Committee and also a monthly newsletter published during the months of the school year which includes health and wellness information. Please take a moment to stop by on the website and check it out!

Facility Proposal Passed

The Bond Issue for Construction of a New High School/Middle School Passed!

1330 votes FOR the issue, 64.44%

734 against the issue



DISTRICT PROFILE ( Under Construction)

The Northeastern l Local School District consists of one K-1 grade building, Noble, one grade 2-6 elementary building, Tinora Elementary, a Junior High School grades 7 and 8, and High School.  We have an enrollment of approximately 1176 students:

The district is made up of 4 townships in Defiance County:

Tiffin, Noble, Richland and Adams.

Using letters from each of the townships, the Northeastern Local School District is also known as Tinora.

In addition to having outstanding college preparatory and general courses of study, THS is affiliated with the Four County Career Center, which offers a number of vocational programs and Tech Prep courses of study. The athletic teams compete in the Green Meadows Conference.

Northeastern Local School's graduating students consistently rank among the top in the area in proficiency and achievement tests.

_________________________ of THS graduates in the Class of 2016 continued their education at colleges and universities.

Graduates earned $_________________ in scholarships and awards to public and private colleges and universities in Ohio and across the nation 2014-2015.

The district promotes and supports high achievement with: technology, a Gifted Program and NOVA, an online course option for courses not offered in the regular curriculum.

Tinora students take great pride in academic and extracurricular accomplishments. The strong support of the PTO (parent teacher organization), Academic and Athletic Boosters, surrounding business community, and local governments enhance the lives of our students.

There are many amenities within, and surrounding, this district that is rural by nature yet a very comfortable place to be a permanent resident.

The Tinora District and the surrounding areas, offer: quick access to highways, City of Defiance shopping and a nearby YMCA with summer day camps, child care, swimming, aquatics, and youth and adult sports programs.