Desoto County High School



Desoto County High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desoto County High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 423
10 260
11 247
12 245

Desoto County High School is a public high school of the Desoto School District located in Arcadia, FL. It has 1,175 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desoto County High School is the 347th largest public high school in Florida and the 4,812th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,175
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17:1
Full Time Teachers: 69

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Desoto County High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 612
(52%)
665
(54%)
 Female 563
(48%)
574
(46%)

Desoto County High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 498
(42%)
516
(42%)
 Hispanic 498
(42%)
507
(41%)
 Black 142
(12%)
178
(14%)
 Two or More 24
(2%)
25
(2%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
8
(1%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Desoto County High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 770
(66%)
812
(66%)
 Not Eligible 310
(26%)
330
(27%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 95
(8%)
97
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desoto County High School is ranked 199th out of 0 ranked schools in Florida, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desoto County High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (73.6%) is higher than the state average of 51.0%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Desoto County High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1260
2006 1201
2007 1196
2008 1134
2009 1128
2010 1111
2011 1106
2012 1175

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 18.8
2006 18.2
2007 17.9
2008 15.4
2009 17.8
2010 16.3
2011 16.4
2012 17

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.48650793650794
2006 0.51290591174022
2007 0.60367892976589
2008 0.60493827160494
2009 0.65248226950355
2010 0.68316831683168
2011 0.68987341772152
2012 0.73617021276596

Compare Desoto County High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,602.5% 16.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,700.0% 17.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 51.0%
 
This School 73.6%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

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Desoto County High School
Arcadia, FL
Public 09 - 12 1,175 17:1  
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