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
6 379
7 346
8 339
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 1,064 students in grades 1st through 12th. It has 19.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 1,064
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 19:1
Full Time Teachers: 56

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Desoto Middle School Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 533
(50%)
1,906
(53%)
 Female 531
(50%)
1,718
(47%)

Desoto Middle School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 521
(49%)
1,617
(45%)
 White 403
(38%)
1,469
(41%)
 Black 102
(10%)
421
(12%)
 Two or More 30
(3%)
89
(2%)
 Asian 5
(0%)
17
(0%)
 American Indian 3
(0%)
9
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Desoto Middle School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 695
(65%)
2,557
(71%)
 Not Eligible 369
(35%)
1,067
(29%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

The percentage of Desoto Middle School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (65.3%) is slightly higher than the state average of 61.4%. 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
2013 1076
2014 1042
2015 1064

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
2013 17.1
2014 18
2015 19

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
2013 0.74628252788104
2014 0.5873320537428
2015 0.6531954887218

Compare Desoto Middle School to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,397.3% 14.0:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,900.0% 19.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 61.4%
 
This School 65.3%
 

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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 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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