Desoto High School

Desoto High School serves 2,238 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Desoto High School operates within the Desoto Independent School District.
The school district's 60% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 2238 students has grown by 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 142 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,238 students
Desoto High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Desoto High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 142 teachers
Desoto High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Desoto High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Desoto High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
15%
52%
Desoto High School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
82%
13%
Desoto High School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
3%
29%
Desoto High School White Students (1988-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Desoto High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The 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.
0.31 0.41
Desoto High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
43%
53%
Desoto High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
8%
7%
Desoto High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,404 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,532 is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,236 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Desoto Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 9,404 838
Desoto Independent   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 60% 83%
Desoto Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $86 MM $9 MM
Desoto Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $84 MM $10 MM
Desoto Independent   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,532 $12,250
Desoto Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,236 $12,682
Desoto Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is D H S Freshman Campus (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is D H S Freshman Campus (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is D H S Freshman Campus (0.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • DesotoD H S Freshman Campus
    Magnet School
    0.3 miles | Grades: 9 | 749 students620 South Westmoreland
    DesotoTX 75115
    (972)274-1818
    0.39749
  • DesotoAmber Terrace Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 677 students224 Amber Ln
    DesotoTX 75115
    (972)223-8757
    1PK-5677
  • Red OakFrank D Moates Elementary School
    1.2 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 621 students1500 Heritage Dr
    Red OakTX 75154
    (972)230-2881
    1.2PK-5621
  • DesotoCockrell Hill Elementary School
    1.3 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 584 students425 South Cockrell Hill
    DesotoTX 75115
    (972)230-1692
    1.3PK-5584
  • Red OakCurtistene S Mccowan Middle School
    Magnet School
    1.4 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 878 students1500 Majestic Meadows Dr
    Red OakTX 75154
    (972)274-8090
    1.46-8878

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