Desoto High School

Desoto High School serves 2,000 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the TX average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 96% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 69%.
Desoto High School operates within the Desoto Independent School District.
The school district's 58% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 80%.

Overview

The student population of 2000 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 143 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,000 students
Desoto High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 143 teachers
Desoto High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Desoto High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.99. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1 14:1
Desoto High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
Desoto High School Asian (1988-2010)
Hispanic
11%
50%
Desoto High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
82%
13%
Desoto High School Black (1988-2012)
White
4%
31%
Desoto High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Desoto High School Sch Ethnicity Desoto High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.32 0.99
Desoto High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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.
47%
44%
Desoto High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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.
9%
7%
Desoto High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,438 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 58% has decreased from 98% over five years.
School District Name Desoto Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 9,438 766
Desoto Independent   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate 58% 80%
Desoto Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2009)
District Total Revenue $83 MM n/a
Desoto Independent   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $81 MM n/a
Desoto Independent   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,299 $0
Desoto Independent   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,056 $0
Desoto Independent   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby 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 Amber Terrace Elementary School (1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Desoto D H S Freshman Campus
    620 South Westmoreland
    Desoto , TX , 75115
    (972)274-1818
    0.3  mi  |  786  students  |  Gr.  9
  • Desoto Amber Terrace Elementary School
    224 Amber Ln
    Desoto , TX , 75115
    (972)223-8757
    1  mi  |  637  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Glenn Heights Frank D Moates Elementary School
    1500 Heritage Dr
    Glenn Heights , TX , 75154
    (972)230-2881
    1.2  mi  |  645  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Desoto Cockrell Hill Elementary School
    425 South Cockrell Hill
    Desoto , TX , 75115
    (972)230-1692
    1.3  mi  |  543  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Glenn Heights Curtistene S Mccowan Middle School
    1500 Majestic Meadows Dr
    Glenn Heights , TX , 75154
    (972)274-8090
    1.4  mi  |  872  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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Did You Know?
Desoto, TX 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 Texas average of 0.39. The most diverse school in Desoto is Belt Line Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Texas or national school diversity statistics.