DeSoto school information

IndexDeSotoTexasNational
Average Test Scores60%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools127,41879,221
Total private schoolsn/a1,26724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a4637,963
The DeSoto, TX educational system consists of 12 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. DeSoto public schools have average test scores of 60% which is 16% lower than than the Texas average and 23% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of DeSoto public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.5% have completed high school, 29.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in DeSoto are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 12 public schools in DeSoto.
  • 87.7% of people in DeSoto have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.5% of people in DeSoto have completed high school.
  • 29.3% of people in DeSoto have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in DeSoto

IndexDeSotoTexasNational
Completed 8th grade87.7%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school86.5%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college68.2%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree39.1%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.3%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters10.4%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.9%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in DeSoto (high school & post-secondary)

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DeSoto, TX51,85460%23%

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DeSoto, TX51,85460%23%
Source: The DeSoto, TX education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.