Desoto Parish School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 9 public schools in Desoto Parish School District, serving 5,177 students. Desoto Parish School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Louisiana.
Public schools in Desoto Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Louisiana public school average of 64%), and reading proficiency score of 74% (versus the 70% statewide average). This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in Louisiana.
The top ranked public schools in Desoto Parish School District are North Desoto Upper Elementary School, North Desoto Middle School 6-8 and North Desoto High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Louisiana public school average of 55% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is equal to the Louisiana public school average of 18:1.

Overview

School District NameDesoto Parish School District
School District Phone Number(318) 872-2836
School District Grades OfferedPK - 12
2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictThis State (LA)
# of Schools9 Schools1,390 Schools
# of Students5,177 Students715,114 Students
# of Teachers292 Teachers40,276 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio18:118:1

District Comparison

Desoto Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 30% of all 190 school districts in Louisiana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-2018 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 93% has increased from 80% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis School DistrictState Average (LA)
Overall Testing Rank
#56 out of 193 school districts
(Top 30%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Desoto Parish  School District, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
64%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Desoto Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
70%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Desoto Parish  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Graduation Rate
93%
82%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Desoto Parish  School District and public school graduation rate of LA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.560.61
# of American Indian Students19 Students4,792 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# of Asian Students16 Students11,353 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students182 Students49,532 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
7%
# of Black Students2,155 Students311,575 Students
% Black Students
42%
43%
# of White Students2,687 Students319,574 Students
% White Students
52%
45%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a549 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students118 Students17,739 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:25727,491
# of Students in Kindergarten:37153,085
# of Students in 1st Grade:38554,599
# of Students in 2nd Grade:34453,486
# of Students in 3rd Grade:37955,409
# of Students in 4th Grade:37855,850
# of Students in 5th Grade:42355,472
# of Students in 6th Grade:42053,705
# of Students in 7th Grade:37652,938
# of Students in 8th Grade:39152,225
# of Students in 9th Grade:37756,540
# of Students in 10th Grade:34451,656
# of Students in 11th Grade:38447,514
# of Students in 12th Grade:34845,144
# of Ungraded Students: - -

Fiscal Data Comparison

The revenue/student of $15,989 is higher than the state median of $13,384. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $16,567 is higher than the state median of $14,061. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017This School DistrictThis State (LA)
Total Revenue$83 MM$27 MM
This chart display total revenue of Desoto Parish  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Spending$86 MM$29 MM
This chart display total spending of Desoto Parish  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$15,989$13,384
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Desoto Parish  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student$16,567$14,061
This chart display average spending per public school student in Desoto Parish  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in LA by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.

Desoto Parish School District Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • North Desoto Upper Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 86%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2535 Highway 171
    Stonewall, LA 71078
    (318) 872-2836

    Grades: 2-5 | 754 students
  • North Desoto Middle School 6-8 Math: 80% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2535 Hwy. 171
    Stonewall, LA 71078
    (318) 925-4520

    Grades: 6-8 | 617 students
  • North Desoto High School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2571 Hwy. 171
    Stonewall, LA 71078
    (318) 925-6917

    Grades: 8-12 | 702 students
  • Mansfield High School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    401 Kings Highway
    Mansfield, LA 71052
    (318) 872-0793

    Grades: 8-12 | 429 students
  • Stanley High School Math: 69% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    14323 Hwy. 84
    Logansport, LA 71049
    (318) 697-2664

    Grades: PK-12 | 415 students
  • Logansport High School Math: 55% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    17228 Hwy. 5
    Logansport, LA 71049
    (318) 697-4338

    Grades: PK-12 | 680 students
  • Mansfield Elementary School Math: 44% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1915 Mcarthur Dr
    Mansfield, LA 71052
    (318) 872-1772

    Grades: PK-4 | 638 students
  • Mansfield Middle School Math: 40% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1915 Mcarthur Dr
    Mansfield, LA 71052
    (318) 872-1309

    Grades: 5-8 | 439 students
  • North Desoto Lower Elementary School
    2623 Hwy 171
    Stonewall, LA 71078
    (318) 925-2383

    Grades: PK-1 | 503 students
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