Desoto High School

  • Desoto High School serves 2,275 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the TX average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 71%.
  • Desoto High School operates within the Desoto Independent School District.
  • Desoto Independent School District's 60% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 2275 students has grown by 13% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 149 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,275 students
Desoto High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Desoto High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 149 teachers
Desoto High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by Grade Desoto High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.31 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Desoto High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
n/a
4%
Desoto High School Asian Students (1988-2010)
Hispanic
15%
52%
Desoto High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
82%
13%
Desoto High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
3%
29%
Desoto High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Desoto High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Desoto High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2013)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.31 0.41
Desoto High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Desoto High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1994-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a n/a
Desoto High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

  • Desoto Independent School District's student population of 9,604 students has grown by 7% over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 60% has decreased from 66% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,188 in this district is less than the state average of $11,604. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,161 is less than the state average of $11,458. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Desoto Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 9,604 825
Desoto Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate 60% 83%
Desoto Independent School District Graduation Rate (2002-2015)
District Total Revenue $82 MM $10 MM
Desoto Independent School District District Total Revenue (1995-2015)
District Spending $82 MM $10 MM
Desoto Independent School District District Spending (1995-2015)
District Revenue / Student $9,188 $11,604
Desoto Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2015)
District Spending / Student $9,161 $11,458
Desoto Independent School District District Spending / Student (1992-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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