2611 Central Parkway
Southaven, MS 38672
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 10%
Desoto Central Middle School serves 1,419 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 10%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 74% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Mississippi state average of 41%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Mississippi state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Mississippi state average of 57% (majority Black).

Top Rankings

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

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School Overview

Desoto Central Middle School's student population of 1,419 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 82 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
1,419 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
82 teachers
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School Rankings

Desoto Central Middle School is ranked within the top 10% of all 816 schools in Mississippi (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Desoto Central Middle School is 0.62, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MS)
Overall Testing Rank
#81 out of 816 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
46%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
41%
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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
3%
4%
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Black
40%
48%
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White
47%
43%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.62
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Eligible for Free Lunch
100%
100%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) NCES, MS Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,419 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 53%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 10% in MS
  • Math Proficiency
    : 74% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 20%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.62

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