Desoto Central High School

  • Desoto Central High School serves 1,744 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 75% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 31%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 64% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 33%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Desoto Central High School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • Desoto Central High School's student population of 1,744 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 91 teachers has grown by 10% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,744 students
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Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desoto Central High School is ranked within the top 1% of all 840 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Desoto Central High School is 0.52, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall School Rank
1%
24%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto Central High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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Asian
3%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
3%
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Black
31%
49%
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White
62%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto Central High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MS.
Diversity Score0.520.31
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Graduation Rate
95%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
69%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desoto Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Central High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Mississippi by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto County School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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This school is an overall amazing school. Many of the students are always particapating in activities. All of the students care for each other one way or another, including academically. The campus is very clean and neat, everything is organized, and the students understand what they are supposed to be doing. I believe this is a five-star, 6A, amazing school, and I depply reccomend it for anybody looking for a good education.
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