Desoto Connections School

310 West Whidden St, Arcadia, FL 34266 | (863) 494-4222
  • Grades: 6-12
  • Student Enrollment: 51
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 51 middle and high school students from grades 6-12
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
School Operational Details
  • Alternative School
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details
  • Desoto County School District
  • Per-Pupil Spending: $9,758
  • Graduation Rate: 54.5%
  • Dropout Rate: 4.4%
  • Students Per Teacher: 15.6
  • Enrolled Students: 4,988

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 51
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 2.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 25.5
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 25 (49.0%)
  • Females: 24 (47.1%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 3 (5.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 20 (39.2%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 23 (45.1%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Desoto Connections School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black1121.6%
Asian12.0%
Hispanic1733.3%
White2039.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Desoto Connections School
  Number Percent
8th Grade12.0%
9th Grade1427.5%
10th Grade1019.6%
11th Grade917.6%
12th Grade1733.3%
Graduation and Dropouts (2010)
Dropout Rate
School:
32.9%
District:
5.2%
State:
2.0%
Teacher Educational Background (2010)
Percent of Teachers with a Bachelor's Degree
School:
100.0%
District:
81.8%
State:
65.3%
Percent of Classes Taught by Non-Highly Qualified Teachers
School:
29.1%
State:
4.8%
Percent of Classes Taught By Teachers (Out-of-Field) of Their Background
School:
13.5%
State:
4.8%
Source: FL Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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