Desoto Parish School District

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For the 2021 school year, there are 4 public high schools in Desoto Parish School District, serving 2,226 students. Public high schools in Desoto Parish School District have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Louisiana public high school average of 65%), and reading proficiency score of 72% (versus the 71% statewide average). This district's average high testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public high schools in Louisiana.
The top ranked public high schools in Desoto Parish School District are North Desoto High School, Mansfield High School and Stanley High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
public high school in Desoto Parish School District have a Graduation Rate of 92%, which is more than the Louisiana average of 83%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Mansfield High School, with ≥95% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in Louisiana or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Louisiana public high school average of 51% (majority Black).
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is less than the Louisiana public high 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 Schools4 Schools402 Schools
# of Students2,226 Students246,300 Students
# of Teachers139 Teachers13,958 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:118:1

District Comparison

Desoto Parish School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 115 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
0.540.59
# of American Indian Students9 Students2,034 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# of Asian Students7 Students3,948 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
2%
# of Hispanic Students74 Students13,460 Students
% Hispanic Students
3%
5%
# of Black Students849 Students101,486 Students
% Black Students
38%
41%
# of White Students1,247 Students120,950 Students
% White Students
56%
49%
# of Hawaiian Studentsn/a148 Students
% of Hawaiian Students
n/an/a
# of Two or more races Students40 Students4,274 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
2%

Students by Grade:

# of Students in Pre-Kindergarten:551,511
# of Students in Kindergarten:753,033
# of Students in 1st Grade:793,087
# of Students in 2nd Grade:703,141
# of Students in 3rd Grade:943,269
# of Students in 4th Grade:763,401
# of Students in 5th Grade:823,834
# of Students in 6th Grade:1045,837
# of Students in 7th Grade:708,981
# of Students in 8th Grade:689,352
# 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 High Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades 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
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