Desoto Central Middle School

2611 Central Parkway
Southaven, MS 38672
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Desoto Central Middle School serves 1,347 students in grades 6-8.
Desoto Central Middle School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Mississippi for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 78% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 43%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 54% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 56% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Desoto Central Middle School's student population of 1,347 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,347 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Comparison

Desoto Central Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 825 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Desoto Central Middle School is 0.57, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.58. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#63 out of 825 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
78%
43%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
39%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
4%
1%
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Hispanic
3%
4%
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Black
33%
48%
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White
57%
44%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
2%
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Diversity Score
0.570.58
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Eligible for Free Lunch
24%
69%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Desoto Central Middle School is Desoto Central High School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Southaven Middle School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Desoto Central Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Southaven Desoto Central Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: 3-5 | 745 students
    0.2 miles
    2411 Central Parkway
    Southaven, MS 38672
    (662) 349-6234
    0.2 3-5 745
  • Southaven Desoto Central High School Math: 72% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,765 student
    0.3 miles
    2911 Central Parkway
    Southaven, MS 38672
    (662) 536-3612
    0.3 9-12 1,765
  • Southaven Desoto Central Primary
    Grades: K-2 | 726 students
    2.4 miles
    3210 Getwell Road
    Southaven, MS 38672
    (662) 912-1300
    2.4 K-2 726
  • Olive Branch Pleasant Hill Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Grades: K-5 | 1,020 student
    3.2 miles
    7686 Pleasant Hill Road
    Olive Branch, MS 38654
    (662) 890-9654
    3.2 K-5 1,020
  • Southaven Greenbrook Elementary School
    Grades: K-2 | 533 students
    3.3 miles
    730 S. Rasco Road
    Southaven, MS 38671
    (662) 342-2330
    3.3 K-2 533

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