Desoto Central Middle School

2611 Central Parkway
Southaven, MS 38672
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
9/
10
Top 20%
Desoto Central Middle School serves 1,525 students in grades 6-8.
Desoto Central Middle School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 62% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 48% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 35%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Black), which is equal to the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,525 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Desoto Central Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi for:

School Overview

Desoto Central Middle School's student population of 1,525 students has grown by 13% over five school years.
The teacher population of 89 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,525 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
89 teachers
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School Rankings

Desoto Central Middle School is ranked within the top 20% of all 805 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Desoto Central Middle School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#84 out of 805 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
35%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
4%
4%
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Black
41%
47%
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White
43%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
10%
6%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desoto Central Middle School's ranking?
Desoto Central Middle School is ranked #84 out of 805 schools, which ranks it among the top 20% of public schools in Mississippi.
What schools are Desoto Central Middle School often compared to?
Desoto Central Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Hernando Middle School, Horn Lake Middle School, Olive Branch Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
62% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MS state average), while 48% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 35% MS state average).
How many students attend Desoto Central Middle School?
1,525 students attend Desoto Central Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
43% of Desoto Central Middle School students are White, 41% of students are Black, 8% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Desoto Central Middle School?
Desoto Central Middle School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 14:1.
What grades does Desoto Central Middle School offer ?
Desoto Central Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Desoto Central Middle School part of?
Desoto Central Middle School is part of Desoto Co School Dist School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 1,525 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MS Dept. of Education

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