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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
De Soto High School is a highly rated, public school located in De Soto, KS. It has 947 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 49% in reading.

De Soto High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
49%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1360
10 responses
Average ACT
26
204 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$52,364
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$749
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 63 responses
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  • Attending the schools sporting events
    22%
  • Marching band
    19%
  • Plays
    19%
  • Pep assemblies
    19%
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    5%
  • School dances
    5%
  • Cheerleading Camp
    3%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
947
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,142
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.9%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,341/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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Overall it is a great environment for incoming freshman to college ready seniors. Teachers are always willing to help out their students if they need it. There are plenty of opportunities for students to get college credits with numerous AP classes. Along with college prep classes there are a lot of other classes that account for different student interests. The sports programs are also great for students interested in athletics. They have many diverse sports including football, bowling basketball, swim, and many more. The coaches are always watching out for their athletes by looking over their grades and overall well being. I would highly recommend De Soto High School for any parent wanting the best high school experience for their student.
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I started at De Soto my freshman year and I didn’t know anyone. I was immediately welcomed with open arms. I’ve only had like two teachers that weren’t great but even though I did not enjoy how their classes were run, I still felt as if I could ask for help at any time. Every teacher is there for you and to help you be better. There are some problems with homophobia but only with a few people. Almost all of the students get along. There’s no cliques or anything. You will definitely find your people at De Soto. The main sports are always fun and a lot of people go but some smaller ones are recognized by students as much. There are a lot of awesome clubs to join. Some of the food isn’t great but they have great smaller snacks you can buy as well. The school has great help on hand for students with mental health issues. The only bad thing I can say about De Soto is some of the main administrators are very conceited.
De Soto High School is a small-community school that really takes interest in the welfare of their students and their educations. One thing I love about the school is the relationships you form with your teachers. I like that I am able to go to any teacher and talk to them about a wide range of topics, whether it be personal or educational. However, one thing I dislike about De Soto is the parking problems faced. Although this has nothing to do with education itself, students are pulled from class to move their cars if it’s not in a “correct” spot, which typically takes around 15-20 minutes out of a class to walk down and move your car before returning to class.