Desoto Alternative Program

  • Desoto Alternative Program serves 58 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2013-14 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Desoto Alternative Program placed in the top 1% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62%.

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School Overview

  • Desoto Alternative Program's student population of 58 students has grown by 100% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 2 teachers has declined by 33% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students58 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Desoto Alternative Program
Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desoto Alternative Program is ranked within the top 1% of all 0 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has increased from 10:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desoto Alternative Program is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)<50%
59%
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:116:1
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Hispanic
31%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
22%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
42%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto Alternative Program. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.680.70
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto Alternative Program and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate21-39%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunchn/a
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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