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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
DeSoto County School District is an above average, public school district located in Hernando, MS. It has 32,404 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
About DeSoto County School District...
Address
Five East South Street
Hernando, MS 38632
Telephone
(662) 429-5271

DeSoto County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1240
87 responses
Average ACT
24
1,297 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
32,404
Free or Reduced Lunch
54.1%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,867
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$230,690,000
Expenses Per Student
$7,867/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    6%

DeSoto County School District Reviews

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My daughter will be starting her Junior year in the Fall, and she loves Desoto Central! The teachers are very knowledgeable. The curriculum is college focused, and truly prepare the students.
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They always stick to the rules, they make sure all students are safe. When I was in school, there was No tolerance for bad behavior. They assess the situation to protect the other students. They inforce the curriculum that the teachers follow. Without that curriculum and the teachers, Desoto County wouldn't have the highest test scores in the area. Some students prefer art while some prefer chess club. If a student wants to create a new club, they can. They are able to meet either during school hours or after school. In my opinion, the clubs give the students a little freetime so they can focus more on their academics. The schools in desoto county encourage the parents to be involved. They can be involved in the sports games, band, clubs, etc. Without the parents, the schools probably wouldn't have the clubs the students create. The food they serve us is always healthy. Some schools have vending machines, which are usually only filled with healthy drinks, Gatorade or water.
Lewisburg Schools in Desoto rank #1 in the state! The administration, staff and teachers are excellent. I highly recommend these schools