Desoto High School

  • Desoto High School serves 2,275 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the TX average of 15:1.
  • 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 12% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 149 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,275 students
Desoto High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Desoto High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers149 teachers
Desoto High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeDesoto High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio15:115:1
Desoto High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
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)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Desoto High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic GroupsDesoto High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownTX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.310.63
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.
50%
52%
Desoto High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
9%
6%
Desoto High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,714 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $9,412 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has grown by 6% over four years.
School District NameDesoto Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed9,604825
Desoto Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate60%83%
Desoto Independent School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$86 MM$9 MM
Desoto Independent School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$84 MM$10 MM
Desoto Independent School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,714$12,250
Desoto Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$9,412$12,682
Desoto Independent School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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