DeSoto County School District
- HERNANDO, MS
DeSoto County School District Reviews
Rating 3.88 out of 5 80 reviews
Good area, very diverse. The counselors and advisors were very out of touch with students and seemed to not care about students outside of what their grades were. The safety of students seemed to slip the minds of administration along with them having no idea that students (mostly high school) had lives outside of school; i.e. work, extracurriculars, etc.
The thing that I love most about Desoto County Schools is that they are understanding. They are very compassionate about their jobs and how they provide for us students. These teachers make sure that we are ready for college the second we graduate! I really appreciate all they have done for me!
I would like to see Desoto Central School District offer more foreign languages, have substitute teachers that are qualified to teach the subjects offered and have a sponsored tutorial program in math and sciences. Overall, my experience has been positive but a lot of improvements could be made. Textbooks are in short supply and student counselors are overwhelmed. There is a shortage of clubs and activities and this could be expanded. For instance, we don't have a debate team that competes and there is not a student newspaper.
I’m a freshman at Desoto County and I honestly feel that they don’t give us enough attention and opportunity to get what we want; AP classes and things like that.However the school is OK but can do a lot better on dealing with situations. Some teachers are good, But many are rude and are harsh on a lot of students for simple reasons.
My favorite thing about the DeSoto County School District is that all of the teachers genuinely care about you and your success! They are always looking out for you and want you to be the best version of you that you can possibly be!
I love that there are a variety of clubs and organizations you can be apart of, however, there are a lot of times where the staff doesn’t seem to care about students who aren’t athletes or first in their class.
I love how diverse the schools are and how they include all of their students. they do their best to include each and Avery student so that everyone has a chance to have every opportunity. I love how each staff also has connections with each student, making their tie there at the school feel a little more like one. It is always warm and welcoming when walking into the doors.
Desoto County Schools is one of the largest school districts in the state of Mississippi. I came here from Virginia after my dad switched jobs because we heard they have good education. The education here is good, even though there are some things I question (such as teaching strategy). The schools are also full of students, almost too much. Overall, I would recommend any school in the Desoto County District.
The best school district to be in when living in Mississippi to prepare your child for a sucessful life.
Desoto Central was a very diverse high school, so it was easy to meet various types of people and be inclusive. The education varied however depending on what teacher you had and at times I felt a lot of the electives were being under appreciated. I also felt that the choir and theatre departments were being underfunded compared to the sports departments like football. The students have great potential because I have a lot of people I knew that were so talented but were not being fully appreciated. Also, the excessive overcrowding at the high school was terrible and it felt like a breeding ground for Illness.
None of the schools in the district are bad, but it is very clear that some offer better advantages than other. For example, in my school there were only a few AP course available while others had 10+. I would like to see the schools being treated more equally.
My experience at the Desoto county school district was great up until high school. My counselor did the bare minimum until my senior year. I was trying to stay ahead of the game, and they wouldn’t let me because they didn’t think I should move so fast. Now I don’t even have my freshman requirements and I’m a senior.
My child just graduated and Desoto County School district is a great school district with excellent teachers. I am pleased.
The adequacy of the curriculum was on a much lower standard compared to Texas schools. I was surprised to learn that an average student in Texas was eligible to skip a grade in Desoto. I hope the schools become more challenging in the future in order to further challenge the students to do their best.
I went to DeSoto schools all of my k-12 grades. I loved all the schools, teachers and programs.. It did seem like the physical fights between students got worse over the years. I had some wonderful teachers!
I have been homeschooled my whole life, I attend a homeschool co-op where we meet at my teacher's church. My school may be smaller than most but it has prepared me for college. I will be rating the below categories based on my school.
More better than a private school personally, I had a harder time learning and experiencing what fun really was. Lewisburg was pretty decent. It was a lot of drama but what school don’t have drama? Lol