Desoto County High School

  • Desoto County High School serves 1,248 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 27% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desoto County High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Desoto County High School's student population of 1,248 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,248 students
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Gender % This chart display gender of Desoto County High School
Total Classroom Teachers66 teachers
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Students by Grade This chart display the students of Desoto County High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Desoto County High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Desoto County High School is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#3275 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
34%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
27%
55%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto County High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Desoto County High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Hispanic
49%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desoto County High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
11%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desoto County High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
37%
38%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desoto County High School and the percentage of White public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto County High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.620.70
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto County High School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
69%
86%
This chart display graduation rate of Desoto County High School and public school graduation rate of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desoto County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto County High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Desoto County High School is Desoto Virtual Franchise (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arcadia Desoto Virtual Franchise
    Grades: K-12
    0.5 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.5 K-12 n/a
  • Arcadia Hospital And Homebound Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 2 students
    0.5 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.5 K-12 2
  • Arcadia Reduced Services Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 1 student
    0.5 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.5 K-12 1
  • Arcadia Desoto Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,098 student
    0.6 miles
    420 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-4133
    0.6 6-8 1,098
  • Arcadia Memorial Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 929 students
    0.9 miles
    851 E Hickory St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0755
    0.9 K-5 929

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