Desoto Senior High School

  • Desoto Senior High School serves 972 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 38% (which is lower than the Missouri state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 49%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Desoto Senior High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 2% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is lower than the Missouri state average of 29% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Desoto Senior High School's student population of 972 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 52 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students972 students
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Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Desoto Senior High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,085 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Desoto Senior High School is 0.04, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.47. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank#1052 out of 2085 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:114:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2003-04 school year data.
Hispanic
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
Black
1%
16%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
White
98%
71%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of White public school students in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
4%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Desoto Senior High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MO.
Diversity Score0.040.47
This chart display the diversity score of Desoto Senior High School and the public school average diversity score of Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
91%
90%
This chart display graduation rate of Desoto Senior High School and public school graduation rate of Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
37%
45%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Desoto Senior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Missouri by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDesoto 73 School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MO Dept. of Education

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