Desoto Central Primary



Desoto Central Primary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Desoto Central Primary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 213
1 227
2 228
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0
UG 15

Desoto Central Primary is a public elementary school located in Southaven, MS in the Desoto County School District. It enrolls 683 students in grades 1st through 12th. Desoto Central Primary is the 96th largest public school in Mississippi and the 8,807th largest nationally. It has 17.3 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 683
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.3:1
Full Time Teachers: 39.4

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Desoto Central Primary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 356
(52%)
11,939
(52%)
 Female 327
(48%)
11,021
(48%)

Desoto Central Primary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 417
(61%)
12,497
(54%)
 Black 163
(24%)
7,821
(34%)
 Two or More 59
(9%)
913
(4%)
 Asian 28
(4%)
356
(2%)
 Hispanic 15
(2%)
1,315
(6%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
27
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
31
(0%)

Desoto Central Primary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 462
(68%)
9,958
(43%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 164
(24%)
11,188
(49%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 57
(8%)
1,814
(8%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 509 ranked schools in Mississippi, Desoto Central Primary is ranked 444th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Desoto Central Primary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (32.4%) is significantly lower than the state average of 77.0%. 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 Primary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2010 621
2011 618
2012 600
2013 635
2014 635
2015 683

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2010 20.7
2011 20.9
2012 17.3
2013 17.9
2014 16.5
2015 17.3

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2010 0.26247987117552
2011 0.67961165048544
2012 0.26
2013 0.29606299212598
2014 0.33070866141732
2015 0.32357247437775

Compare Desoto Central Primary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,535.9% 15.4:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,730.0% 17.3:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 32.4%
 
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 77.0%
 

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School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Desoto Central Primary
Southaven, MS
Public KG - 02 683 17.3:1  
Desoto Central Elementary School
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Public 03 - 05 703 18.8:1 3 miles
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Private PK - 08 326 12:1 3 miles
Desoto Central Middle School
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Public 06 - 08 1,244 18.3:1 3 miles
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Northpoint Christian School
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Private PK - 12 1,082 12:1 5 miles
Lewisburg Primary
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Public KG - 02 662 17.8:1 5 miles
Northstar Academy
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Private 04 - 12 1,060 29:1 5 miles
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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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