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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
DeSoto Independent School District is a public school district located in Desoto, TX. It has 9,740 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
200 E Belt Line Rd
Desoto, TX 75115
Telephone
(972) 223-6666
Website

DeSoto Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
83%
Average SAT
980
433 responses
Average ACT
20
131 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,740
Free or Reduced Lunch
71.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,659
Teachers in First/Second Year
21.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$81,528,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,800/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    37%
  • Other
    6%

DeSoto Independent School District Reviews

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I've been part of DeSoto Independent District as a student for about 10 months and until I finished my High School education. I am currently a 12th grader at DeSoto High School and my experience with the school, teachers, staff, students, and overall the whole District have been very exemplary encounter. During my Junior year here at DeSoto, we had an accident with the security of the school, although it turned out to be a mischievous act from a group of students, I really liked how the District decided to change what was needed for next year in order to improve the staff, education, and its students' safety. It's such a relief feeling safe in my educational setting. There are several traits though that I would like to change here at my High School which are the food's quality and the diversity of it.
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I’ve been in the desoto independent school district since kindergarten. I am a senior in high school now. Overall, my experience has been pretty good. Elementary was great and middle school was fine. High school has been the most memorable because of the relationships I had with my teachers and fellow classmates. I believe I was taught well enough to be prepared for my next step in life, which is now college. The district has always been diverse and I like that about it. I was never involved in any extracurricular activities. The administration in my schools did their job well in my opinion. I never had any problems with anything.
Desoto mainly focuses on sports rather than academics. There are some good teachers at Desoto but most of the teachers are hired immediately after college which means that they don’t really have any work experience. They mostly hire alumni to work there as well no matter how good or bad they are which is why Desoto is not strong academically. And when good teachers are presented at Desoto, students are not prepared to deal with them and end up failing. Desoto is a great school for sports such as basketball and football but academic wise, there are better choices.