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Overview

School District NameDesoto School District
School District Websitehttp://www.desotoschools.com/
School District Phone Number(863) 494-4222
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (FL)
# of Schools13 Schools4,367 Schools
# of Students4,838 Students2,833,287 Students
# of Teachers280 Teachers177,130 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1

District Comparison

  • Desoto School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 73 school districts in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 61% has decreased from 62% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#71 out of 73 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
58%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
55%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
61%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Desoto  School District and public school graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.630.70
# of American Indian Students12 Students8,827 Students
% American Indian Students
n/an/a
# of Asian Students20 Students77,812 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
3%
# of Hispanic Students2,213 Students938,227 Students
% Hispanic Students
46%
33%
# of Black Students565 Students626,523 Students
% Black Students
12%
22%
# of White Students1,900 Students1,077,863 Students
% White Students
39%
38%
# of Hawaiian Students4 Students4,744 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students124 Students99,329 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
4%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:8561,247
# of Students in Kindergarten:323200,250
# of Students in 1st Grade:420207,664
# of Students in 2nd Grade:410207,685
# of Students in 3rd Grade:496226,422
# of Students in 4th Grade:362220,563
# of Students in 5th Grade:335215,850
# of Students in 6th Grade:375219,996
# of Students in 7th Grade:344210,715
# of Students in 8th Grade:400211,139
# of Students in 9th Grade:406219,419
# of Students in 10th Grade:310216,655
# of Students in 11th Grade:297212,702
# of Students in 12th Grade:275202,980
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $9,971 in this school district is less than the state median of $13,348. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,057 is less than the state median of $12,938. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (FL)
Total Revenue$48 MM$136 MM
This chart display total revenue of Desoto  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$49 MM$132 MM
This chart display total spending of Desoto  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$9,971$13,348
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Desoto  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,057$12,938
This chart display average spending per public school student in Desoto  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in FL by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Desoto School District Public Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Desoto Alternative Program Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank:
    5/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    930 E Cypress St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0377

    Grades: K-12 | 58 students
  • West Elementary School Math: 46% | Reading: 41%
    Rank:
    3/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    304 W Imogene St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-3155

    Grades: K-5 | 804 students
  • Memorial Elementary School Math: 43% | Reading: 35%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    851 E Hickory St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0755

    Grades: K-5 | 929 students
  • Desoto Middle School Math: 36% | Reading: 35%
    Rank:
    2/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    420 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-4133

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,098 student
  • Desoto County High School Math: 34% | Reading: 27%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    1710 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-3434

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,248 student
  • Nocatee Elementary School Math: 34% | Reading: 23%
    Rank:
    1/
    10
    , Bottom 50%
    4846 Sw Shores Ave
    Nocatee, FL 34268
    (863) 494-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 664 students
  • Desoto County Adult Education Center Vocational School
    310 W Whidden St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 993-1333

    Grades: n/a | n/a student
  • Desoto Virtual Franchise
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
  • Desoto Virtual Instruction Program
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261

    Grades: K-12 | n/a student
  • Early Education Center
    318 N Wilson Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-9303

    Grades: PK | 34 students
  • Hospital And Homebound Special Education School
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261

    Grades: K-12 | 2 students
  • Reduced Services Alternative School
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863) 494-0261

    Grades: K-12 | 1 student
  • Spring Lake Youth Academy Alternative School
    Reading: PS%
    8805 Sw Start Center St
    Arcadia, FL 34269
    (863) 494-3434

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
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