Desoto Middle School



Desoto Middle School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desoto Middle School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 371
7 343
8 327
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Desoto Middle School is a public elementary school located in Arcadia, FL in the Desoto School District. It enrolls 1,041 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 17.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,041
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 60

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Desoto Middle School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 564
(54%)
1,919
(54%)
 Female 477
(46%)
1,658
(46%)

Desoto Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 449
(43%)
1,488
(42%)
 White 444
(43%)
1,530
(43%)
 Black 119
(11%)
459
(13%)
 Two or More 20
(2%)
74
(2%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
20
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Desoto Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 769
(74%)
2,785
(78%)
 Not Eligible 194
(19%)
568
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 78
(7%)
224
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desoto Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (81.4%) is higher than the state average of 61.9%. 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 Middle School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1020
2006 1022
2007 968
2008 933
2009 946
2010 1005
2011 997
2012 1041

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 17.3
2006 17
2007 15.9
2008 13.9
2009 16
2010 16
2011 15.3
2012 17.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.62352941176471
2006 0.65166340508806
2007 0.71797520661157
2008 0.7556270096463
2009 0.81818181818182
2010 0.77910447761194
2011 0.80040120361083
2012 0.81364073006724

Compare Desoto Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,380.9% 13.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,740.0% 17.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.2%
 
State Average 61.9%
 
This School 81.4%
 

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Public 06 - 08 1,041 17.4:1  
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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