Desoto School District

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  • For the 2018-19 school year, there are 12 public schools managed by Desoto School District serving 4,857 students in Arcadia, Florida.
  • Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Florida state average of 61%.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is more than the state average of 16:1.

Desoto School District (2018-19)

  • School Location Grades Students
  • Arcadia Desoto Alternative Program Alternative School
    930 E Cypress St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)494-0377

    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
  • Arcadia Desoto County Adult Education Center Vocational School
    310 W Whidden St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)993-1333

    Grades: AE | n/a students
  • Arcadia Desoto County High School
    1710 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)494-3434

    Grades: 9-12 | 1233 students
  • Arcadia Desoto Middle School
    420 E Gibson St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)494-4133

    Grades: 6-8 | 1064 students
  • Arcadia Desoto Virtual Instruction Program
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)993-1333

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

    Grades: PK | 57 students
  • Arcadia Hospital And Homebound Special Education School
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)993-1333

    Grades: K-12 | 1 students
  • Arcadia Memorial Elementary School
    851 E Hickory St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)494-0755

    Grades: K-5 | 1021 students
  • Nocatee Nocatee Elementary School
    4846 Sw Shores Ave
    Nocatee, FL 34268
    (863)494-4511

    Grades: PK-5 | 573 students
  • Arcadia Reduced Services Alternative School
    494 N Manatee Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)993-1333

    Grades: K-12 | 8 students
  • Arcadia Spring Lake Youth Academy Alternative School
    8805 Sw Start Center St
    Arcadia, FL 34269
    (863)494-3434

    Grades: 6-12 | 21 students
  • Arcadia West Elementary School
    304 W Imogene St
    Arcadia, FL 34266
    (863)494-3155

    Grades: K-5 | 835 students

Overview

School District NameDesoto School District
# of Schools12
# of Students4,857
# of Teachers293
Student : Teacher Ratio17
# of Male Students2,482
% Male Students
51%
# of Female Students2,375
% Female Students
49%

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score0.62
# of American Indian Students9
% American Indian Students
n/a
# of Asian Students22
% Asian Students
n/a
# of Hispanic Students2,197
% Hispanic Students
45%
# of Black Students565
% Black Students
12%
# of White Students1,947
% White Students
40%
# of Hawaiian Students3
% of Hawaiian Students
n/a
# of Two or more races Students114
% of Two or more races Students
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:108
# of Students in Kindergarten:433
# of Students in 1st Grade:442
# of Students in 2nd Grade:425
# of Students in 3rd Grade:358
# of Students in 4th Grade:371
# of Students in 5th Grade:350
# of Students in 6th Grade:383
# of Students in 7th Grade:351
# of Students in 8th Grade:347
# of Students in 9th Grade:398
# of Students in 10th Grade:388
# of Students in 11th Grade:248
# of Students in 12th Grade:255
# of Ungraded Students: -

District Comparison

  • Desoto School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 74 school districts in Florida (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school district's graduation rate of 62% has decreased from 63% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (FL)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
32%
54%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto School District and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
31%
52%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto School District and the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
62%
82%
This chart display graduation rate of Desoto School District and graduation rate of FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Fiscal Data Comparison

  • The revenue/student of $10,501 in this school district is less than the state average of $12,987. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
  • The school district's spending/student of $10,268 is less than the state average of $13,734. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (FL)
Total Revenue$50 MM$132 MM
This chart display total revenue of Desoto School District and average revenue for each school distric in FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Spending$49 MM$140 MM
This chart display total spending of Desoto School District and average spending for each school distric in FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Revenue / Student$10,501$12,987
This chart display average revenue per student in Desoto School District and average revenue per student in FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Spending / Student$10,268$13,734
This chart display average spending per student in Desoto School District and average spending per student in FL by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
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Did You Know?
Desoto School District public schools have a diversity score of 0.62, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.46. The most diverse school in the district is Desoto Alternative Program. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.