Desoto Alternative School (Closed 2012)

  • Desoto Alternative School served 18 students in grades 6-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math was <50% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 66%) for the 2009-10 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts was <50% (which was lower than the Louisiana state average of 67%) for the 2010-11 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 was lower than the Louisiana state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment was 62% of the student body (majority Black), which was higher than the Louisiana state average of 55%.

School Overview

School TypeAlternative school
Grades OfferedGrades 6-12
Total Students18 students
This chart display total students of Desoto Alternative School by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Desoto Alternative School by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Desoto Alternative School by grade.

School Comparison

Definition of Terms 2011-2012 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (LA)
Overall School Rank--
Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (09-10)<50%
66%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)<50%
67%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto Alternative School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio4:115:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Desoto Alternative School and the public school average student teacher ratio of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Black
62%
44%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desoto Alternative School and the percentage of Black public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
White
38%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desoto Alternative School and the percentage of White public school students in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto Alternative School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in LA.
Diversity Score0.480.36
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto Alternative School and the public school average diversity score of Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desoto Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Alternative School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Louisiana by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeSoto Parish School District
Source: 2011-2012 (latest school year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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