Desoto County School District

  • 530 LASOLONA AVE
  • ARCADIA, FL 34266
  • (863) 494-4222
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District Overview

 DistrictState Average
Graduation Rate54.5%66.9%
Dropout Rate4.4%3.3%
Per Pupil Spending$9,758$8,995
Students Per Teacher13.214.1
Number of Schools15-
Number of Students4,952-
Number of (FTE) Teachers375-

Student Enrollment (2009-2010)

  Students Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment4,95213.2
Student Enrollment By Grade
  Students
Prekindergarten Students125
Kindergarten Students420
1st Grade Students418
2nd Grade Students415
3rd Grade Students411
4th Grade Students379
5th Grade Students347
6th Grade Students345
7th Grade Students336
8th Grade Students339
9th Grade Students540
10th Grade Students386
11th Grade Students312
12th Grade Students215
Ungraded Students-
Student Enrollment By Race
  Students
American Indian or Alaska Native9
Asian or Pacific Islander25
Hispanic1,801
Black (Non-Hispanic)759
White (Non-Hispanic)2,295
Student Enrollment By Gender
  Students
Male2,619
Female2,270

Faculty and Staff (2009-2010)

Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers37513.2
Prekindergarten Teachers2-
Kindergarten Teachers22-
Elementary Teachers125-
Secondary Teachers114-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes113-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides90
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors1
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors9
Elementary3
Secondary6
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians5
Library Support Staff5
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff243
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators10
LEA Administrative Support Staff49
School Administrators15
School Administrative Support Staff29
Student Support Services17
Other Support Services Staff123

District Financial Details (2008)

Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$52,120,000-
Total Local Revenues$15,298,00029.4%
Property Tax$12,764,00024.5%
Other School Systems$3,0000.01%
Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$20,0000.04%
School Lunch$526,0001.0%
Textbook Sales and Rentals$1,0000.00%
District Activity Receipts$826,0001.6%
Non-Specified$57,0000.1%
Other Sales and Services$54,0000.1%
Interest Earnings$562,0001.1%
Private Contributions$152,0000.3%
Miscellaneous$333,0000.6%
Total State Revenues$29,342,00056.3%
General Formula Assistance$10,069,00019.3%
Staff Improvement Programs$49,0000.09%
Special Education Programs$4,422,0008.5%
Bilingual Education Programs$1,883,0003.6%
Gifted and Talented Programs$570,0001.1%
Vocational Education Programs$657,0001.3%
School Lunch Programs$40,0000.08%
Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs$1,451,0002.8%
Transportation Programs$916,0001.8%
Other Programs$9,285,00017.8%
Total Federal Revenues$7,480,00014.4%
Through State - Title I$2,609,0005.0%
Through State - Children With Disabilities (IDEA)$1,113,0002.1%
Through State - Math, Science and Teacher Quality$279,0000.5%
Through State - Safe and Drug Free Schools$32,0000.06%
Through State - Title V, Part A$9,0000.02%
Through State - Vocational and Tech Education$161,0000.3%
Through State - Child Nutrition Act$1,560,0003.0%
Through State - Other$1,669,0003.2%
Direct - Other$48,0000.09%
Expenditures For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$48,849,000-
Total Instruction Expenditures$27,941,00057.2%
Total Support Services Expenditures$18,472,00037.8%
Student Support$2,291,0004.4%
Instructional Staff Support$3,706,0007.1%
General Administration Support$750,0001.4%
School Administration Support$2,465,0004.7%
Operation and Maintenance Support$5,508,00010.6%
Student Transportation Support$1,934,0003.7%
Other Support Services$1,818,0003.5%
Total Other Expenditures$2,436,0005.0%
Food Services$2,436,0004.7%

Graduation and Dropout Details (2007-08)

Graduation Information
Overall Graduation Rate 54.5%
Total Diploma Count 236
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients 19
Dropout Information
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Total Grades 9-12654.4%

Map and Listings of Schools Within Desoto County School District

Schools Summary:
  • Schools: 15
  • Students: 4,952
  • Full-Time Equivalent Teachers: 375
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CARLSTROM CENTER SCHOOL
5871 Southeast Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL
Public | 4-12
147 10.1

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DESOTO ALTERNATIVE CENTER SCHOOL
Non-Operational or Status Unknown
5891 Se Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL
Public | 4-12
- -

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DESOTO CONNECTIONS SCHOOL
310 West Whidden St
Arcadia, FL
Public | 6-12
51 25.5

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DESOTO COUNTY ADULT EDUCATION CENTER SCHOOL
310 West Whidden St
Arcadia, FL
Public | 9-12
- -

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DESOTO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1710 East Gibson St
Arcadia, FL
Public | 9-12
1,136 17.9

5 out of 5
1 Review
DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL
420 East Gibson St
Arcadia, FL
Public | 6-8
969 16.4

3.5 out of 5
3 Reviews
DESOTO OUTWARD BOUND CENTER SCHOOL
8805 Sw Start Center St
Arcadia, FL
Public | 4-12
25 8.3

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DESOTO VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION PROGRAM SCHOOL
494 North Manatee Ave
Arcadia, FL
Public | KG-12
11 -

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EARLY EDUCATION CENTER SCHOOL
318 North Wilson Ave
Arcadia, FL
Public | PK
125 62.5

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HOSPITAL AND HOMEBOUND SCHOOL
530 Lasolona Ave
Arcadia, FL
Public | KG-12
1 -

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JOSHUA CREEK CENTER SCHOOL
5871 Southeast Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL
Public | 6-12
126 9.0

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MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
851 East Hickory St
Arcadia, FL
Public | KG-5
832 15.7

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
NOCATEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
4846 Sw Shores Rd
Nocatee, FL
Public | KG-5
581 14.9

5 out of 5
2 Reviews
REDUCED SERVICES SCHOOL
530 Lasolona Ave
Arcadia, FL
Public | KG-12
9 9.0

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WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
304 West Imogene St
Arcadia, FL
Public | KG-5
975 16.0

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