PROFICIENCY 76% 174% higher than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
45%DESOTO CO SCHOOL DIST
57%Southaven
28%Mississippi

Desoto Central High School is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "DESOTO CO SCHOOL DIST" in Southaven, MS. There are a total of 1,684 students and 84 teachers at Desoto Central High School, for a student to teacher ratio of 20 to 1. There are a total of 300 free lunch students and 103 reduced lunch students.

Desoto Central High School has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 76.0%, which is 174% higher than the Mississippi average.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1684
Teachers84.38
Student/Teacher ratio20:1
Free lunch300
Reduced lunch103

 

Advanced Placement
AP enrollment306
Taking some courses223
Taking some courses (not tests)84
Passing some courses94
Passing no courses126

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Desoto Central High School, there are a total of 306 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 223 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

GradeProficiency
All74%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School74%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All78%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School78%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Desoto Central High School race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictMississippiNational
Caucasian 66.6% 58.1% 47.0% 51.1%
African American 26.1% 33.0% 48.1% 15.9%
Asian 3.7% 1.6% 1.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 3.0% 6.5% 3.2% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.3% 0.2% 0.3% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.2% 0.1% 0.4%
Multiracial 0.1% 0.4% 0.3% 3.1%

Southaven demographics profile

StatisticSouthavenMississippiNational
Population15,2272,989,192318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)5926291
Median age36.136.737.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:10.9:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)60%54%55%
Speak English96%96%79%
Speak Spanish3%2%13%

Education level achieved in Southaven

IndexSouthavenMississippiNational
Completed 8th grade85.9%78.6%84.3%
Completed high school84.6%76.7%83.0%
Completed some college63.4%52.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree37.1%29.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.1%21.0%30.3%
Completed masters8.3%7.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.9%0.9%1.3%
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Source: The Desoto Central High School data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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