Desoto Alternative Program

  • Desoto Alternative Program serves 44 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 52%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Desoto Alternative Program placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Desoto Alternative Program's student population of 44 students has grown by 76% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 3 teachers has grown by 50% over five school years.
School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students44 students
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Total Classroom Teachers3 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desoto Alternative Program is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,391 schools in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2013-14 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desoto Alternative Program is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (13-14)<50%
59%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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Hispanic
41%
32%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of Hispanic students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
13%
23%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of Black students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
35%
39%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of White students in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
11%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of students of two or more races in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto Alternative Program.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.690.46
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto Alternative Program and the average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate≤20%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of Desoto Alternative Program and graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
79%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
4%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Alternative Program and the percentage of 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: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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