420 E Gibson St
Arcadia, FL 34266
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Desoto Middle School serves 1,098 students in grades 6-8.
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 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 36% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 15:1.
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 Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
1,098 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
58 teachers
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Last Day for Students (Events)
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)

School Rankings

Desoto Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,628 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 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 Data
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State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#3143 out of 3628 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
36%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
56%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
19:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
3%
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Hispanic
47%
33%
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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
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
6%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
4%
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 District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Students: 1,098 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 19:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 36% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.61 (Top 50%)

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