Desoto Central High School



Desoto Central High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desoto Central 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
9 453
10 455
11 399
12 411
UG 26

Desoto Central High School is a public high school of the Desoto County School District located in Southaven, MS. It has 1,744 students in grades 9th through 12th. Desoto Central High School is the 4th largest public high school in Mississippi and the 2,393rd largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 19.2 to 1.

Total Students: 1,744
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 90.64

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Desoto Central High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Female 915
(52%)
5,091
(50%)
 Male 829
(48%)
5,089
(50%)

Desoto Central High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,073
(62%)
5,624
(55%)
 Black 531
(30%)
3,664
(36%)
 Asian 67
(4%)
166
(2%)
 Hispanic 54
(3%)
554
(5%)
 Two or More 16
(1%)
153
(2%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
15
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Desoto Central High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,293
(74%)
5,239
(51%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 340
(19%)
4,109
(40%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 111
(6%)
832
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Desoto Central High School is ranked 95th out of 253 ranked schools in Mississippi, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desoto Central High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (25.9%) is significantly lower than the state average of 70.3%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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 Central High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1124
2006 1248
2007 1342
2008 1365
2009 1403
2010 1496
2011 1520
2012 1595
2013 1636
2014 1684
2015 1744

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.7
2006 21.2
2007 20.6
2008 18.9
2009 18.3
2010 19.8
2011 20.6
2012 19.5
2013 20
2014 20
2015 19.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.41992882562278
2006 0.13461538461538
2007 0.15201192250373
2008 0.16410256410256
2009 0.19743406985032
2010 0.21724598930481
2011 0.28947368421053
2012 0.24012539184953
2013 0.24449877750611
2014 0.23931116389549
2015 0.25860091743119

Compare Desoto Central High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,455.1% 14.6:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
1,920.0% 19.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 25.9%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
State Average 70.3%
 

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Public 09 - 12 1,744 19.2:1  
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