Desoto Middle School

  • Desoto Middle School serves 1,098 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (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 35% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desoto Middle 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 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

School Overview

  • Desoto Middle School's student population of 1,098 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 58 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,098 students
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Total Classroom Teachers58 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desoto Middle 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 Middle School is 0.61, 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#3097 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
47%
33%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desoto Middle School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
10%
22%
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White
41%
38%
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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 Middle School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.610.70
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto Middle School and the public school average diversity score of Florida by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Middle 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 Middle School is Desoto Virtual Franchise (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Arcadia Desoto Virtual Franchise
    Grades: K-12
    0.2 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.2 K-12 n/a
  • Arcadia Hospital And Homebound Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 2 students
    0.2 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.2 K-12 2
  • Arcadia Reduced Services Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 1 student
    0.2 miles
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261
    0.2 K-12 1
  • Arcadia Desoto County High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,248 student
    0.6 miles
    1710 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-3434
    0.6 9-12 1,248
  • Arcadia Memorial Elementary School
    Grades: K-5 | 929 students
    0.7 miles
    851 E Hickory St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0755
    0.7 K-5 929

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