Desoto 73 School District 

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There are 5 public schools managed by Desoto 73 School District serving 3,079 students in Desoto, MO.
Minority enrollment is 3% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Missouri state average of 27%.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is more than the state average of 13:1.

Desoto 73 School District Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • DesotoAthena Elementary School
    3775 Athena School Rd
    722 students | Gr. KG-6
  • Desoto
    Desoto Junior High School
    731 Amvets Dr
    438 students | Gr. 7-8
  • Desoto
    Desoto Senior High School
    815 Amvets Dr
    908 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Desoto
    Early Childhood Center
    1812 Rock Rd
    180 students | Gr. PK
  • Desoto
    Vineland Elementary School
    650 Vineland School Rd
    831 students | Gr. KG-6
(Desoto 73) Stats (MO) State Statistics
# of Students 3,079 students 915,853 students students
# of Teachers 199 Teacher(s) 64,029 Teacher(s) Teacher(s)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1:1
# of Male Students 1,578 students 463,816 students students
% Male Students 51.3% 50.6%%
# of Female Students 1,501 students 452,037 students students
% Female Students 48.7% 49.4%%
Students by Ethnicity:
# of American Indian Students 4 students 4,176 students students
% American Indian Students
0.1% 0.5%%
# of Asian Students 8 students 17,253 students students
% Asian Students
0.3% 1.9%%
# of Hispanic Students 9 students 44,544 students students
% Hispanic Students
0.3% 4.9%%
# of Black Students 55 students 153,650 students students
% Black Students
1.8% 16.8%%
# of White Students 3,000 students 679,692 students students
% White Students
97% 74%%
# of Other Students 3 students 16,538 students students
% of Other Students
n/a 2%%
Students by Grade:
# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten: 180 students 29,620 students students
# of Students in Kindergarten: 206 students 69,716 students students
# of Students in 1st Grade: 207 students 69,188 students students
# of Students in 2nd Grade: 217 students 68,187 students students
# of Students in 3rd Grade: 248 students 67,473 students students
# of Students in 4th Grade: 216 students 67,274 students students
# of Students in 5th Grade: 222 students 68,153 students students
# of Students in 6th Grade: 237 students 68,500 students students
# of Students in 7th Grade: 224 students 68,122 students students
# of Students in 8th Grade: 214 students 68,413 students students
# of Students in 9th Grade: 272 students 71,813 students students
# of Students in 10th Grade: 224 students 69,041 students students
# of Students in 11th Grade: 221 students 65,879 students students
# of Students in 12th Grade: 191 students 64,474 students students
# of Ungraded Students: n/a n/a
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Did You Know?
Desoto 73 School District public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.08, which is lower than the Missouri average of 0.15. The most diverse school in the district is Vineland Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Missouri or in the USA.