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DeSoto County School District


DeSoto County School District is located close to the center of Florida. DeSoto County School District has 637.06 square miles of land area and 2.42 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total DeSoto County School District population is 34,785. DeSoto County School District median household income is $36,114 in 2010-2014. DeSoto County School District median house value is $83,800 in 2010-2014. On average, DeSoto County School District is worse than the state average in quality.

Ranking:High School: (59 out of 67, bottom 12%)
Elementary/Middle School: (57 out of 67, bottom 15%)*
Rank: #58
Type:Regular Local School District
Grade:Prekindergarten to Grade 12
Number of Schools:13
Population34,785 (2010-2014), rank #48
Population Growth-0.30% since 2005-2009, see rank
Population Density:54.40/sq mi, rank #44
Median Household Income:$36,114 at 2010-2014—-2.99% increase since 2005-2009, rank #56
Median House Price:$83,800 at 2010-2014—-24.23% increase since 2005-2009, rank #60
Time Zone:Eastern GMT -5:00 with Daylight Saving in the Summer
Land Area:637.06 sq mi, rank #41
Water Area:2.42 sq mi (0.38%), rank #66
County:De Soto County
City:Arcadia, Nocatee, Southeast Arcadia
Zip:34269, 34266, 34268
Area:Arcadia, FL
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DeSoto County School District Map, Border, and Nearby Locations

530 Lasolona Ave
Arcadia FL, 34266, De Soto County
Phone: 863-494-4222

Students and Teachers

      2013-2014         2012-2013         2011-2012         2010-2011         2009-2010         2008-2009         2007-2008    
Total Students:4,7004,7524,7304,9384,9884,9525,006
English Language Learner Students:462501511553513520607
Total Teachers:347.00334.42325.11456.00350.50374.50309.00
Total Other Staff:358.00350.59372.76432.00338.00353.00383.00
Instructional Aides:81.5078.1793.00117.0088.0090.0099.00
Instructional Coordinators & Supervisors:
Total Guidance Counselors:
Elementary Guidance Counselors:
Secondary Guidance Counselors:
Other Guidance Counselors:
Librarians/Media Specialists:
Library/Media Support:
District Administrators:9.009.5010.0010.0010.0010.009.00
District Administrative Support:42.0044.1347.7654.0043.0049.0057.00
School Administrators:14.0011.0011.0014.0014.0015.0014.00
School Administrative Support:29.5028.5037.0032.0029.0029.0031.00
Student Support Services:28.0027.7918.0021.0018.0017.0021.00
Other Support Services:137.00135.50138.00166.00117.00123.00132.00
Student-Teacher Ratio:13.5414.2114.5510.8314.2313.2216.20


Desoto Connections Grade 6 to Grade 12   930 East Cypress St, Arcadia FL 34266
Desoto County Adult Education Center Grade 9 to Grade 12   310 West Whidden St, Arcadia FL 34266
Desoto County High SchoolGrade 9 to Grade 12   1710 East Gibson St, Arcadia FL 34266
Desoto Middle SchoolGrade 6 to Grade 8   420 East Gibson St, Arcadia FL 34266
Desoto Virtual Instruction Program Kindergarten to Grade 12   494 North Manatee Ave, Arcadia FL 34266
Early Education Center Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   318 North Wilson Ave, Arcadia FL 34266
Hospital And Homebound Kindergarten to Grade 12   530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia FL 34266
Memorial Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   851 East Hickory St, Arcadia FL 34266
Nocatee Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   4846 Sw Shores Ave, Nocatee FL 34268
Private Pk Ese Prekindergarten to Prekindergarten   530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia FL 34266
Reduced Services Kindergarten to Grade 12   530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia FL 34266
Spring Lake Youth Academy Grade 6 to Grade 12   8805 Sw Start Center St, Arcadia FL 34269
West Elementary SchoolKindergarten to Grade 5   304 West Imogene St, Arcadia FL 34266

Test Performance

YearTestGradeMeasurementScoreState Average
EOC Test
2012Algebra 1End of courseMean Scaled Score397402
2013Algebra 1End of courseMean Scaled Score395406
2013Biology 1End of courseMean Scaled Score402404
2013GeometryEnd of courseMean Scaled Score403403
2004Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score310323
2005Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score315322
2006Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score312324
2007Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score314323
2008Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score310327
2009Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score317327
2010Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score321331
2011Math10th GradeMean Scaled Score314329
2004Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score283300
2005Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score285296
2006Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score281298
2007Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score278300
2008Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score287306
2009Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score292305
2010Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score299310
2011Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score282309
2012Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score235244
2013Reading10th GradeMean Scaled Score241246
2006Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score297298
2007Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score280302
2008Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score275304
2009Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score286303
2010Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score296306
2011Science11th GradeMean Scaled Score280307
2007Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score325328
2008Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score331333
2009Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score329337
2010Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score335337
2011Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score319337
2012Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score195202
2013Math3rd GradeMean Scaled Score189201
2007Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score303309
2008Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score310313
2009Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score307313
2010Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score309314
2011Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score298314
2012Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score193201
2013Reading3rd GradeMean Scaled Score191201
2004Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score294312
2005Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score308312
2006Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score301318
2007Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score309319
2008Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score322324
2009Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score324330
2010Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score319330
2011Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score328331
2012Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score210215
2013Math4th GradeMean Scaled Score207215
2004Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score302318
2005Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score316319
2006Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score302314
2007Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score304316
2008Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score313319
2009Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score321324
2010Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score319323
2011Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score313323
2012Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score206213
2013Reading4th GradeMean Scaled Score204212
2007Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score317332
2008Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score332333
2009Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score328335
2010Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score331336
2011Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score326336
2012Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score219222
2013Math5th GradeMean Scaled Score214221
2007Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score294310
2008Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score294305
2009Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score298311
2010Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score301310
2011Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score295310
2012Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score214221
2013Reading5th GradeMean Scaled Score213220
2006Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score284299
2007Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score287306
2008Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score299310
2009Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score296314
2010Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score306318
2011Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score305322
2012Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score312322
2013Science5th GradeMean Scaled Score193201
2004Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score287301
2005Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score308305
2006Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score311312
2007Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score308307
2008Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score303313
2009Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score322316
2010Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score313319
2011Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score308319
2012Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score222227
2013Math6th GradeMean Scaled Score224226
2004Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score282297
2005Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score291299
2006Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score294311
2007Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score298306
2008Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score295310
2009Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score312313
2010Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score301315
2011Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score301315
2012Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score218225
2013Reading6th GradeMean Scaled Score220225
2007Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score302312
2008Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score313315
2009Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score304314
2010Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score316314
2011Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score303314
2012Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score232236
2013Math7th GradeMean Scaled Score231235
2007Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score295313
2008Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score302315
2009Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score303318
2010Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score314322
2011Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score305322
2012Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score227231
2013Reading7th GradeMean Scaled Score223231
2004Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score286311
2005Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score296313
2006Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score290314
2007Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score308318
2008Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score306324
2009Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score314322
2010Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score312324
2011Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score321325
2012Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score237243
2013Math8th GradeMean Scaled Score235240
2004Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score266295
2005Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score277297
2006Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score276299
2007Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score295303
2008Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score288310
2009Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score299312
2010Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score297312
2011Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score303313
2012Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score230237
2013Reading8th GradeMean Scaled Score228237
2006Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score262289
2007Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score282298
2008Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score275305
2009Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score276305
2010Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score286310
2011Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score304315
2012Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score282316
2013Science8th GradeMean Scaled Score191200
2007Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score280302
2008Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score296309
2009Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score289313
2010Math9th GradeMean Scaled Score297311
2007Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score286308
2008Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score299313
2009Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score294316
2010Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score302317
2011Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score298317
2012Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score235240
2013Reading9th GradeMean Scaled Score230240

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School District Fiscal Information

Total Revenue:$43,921,000$9,286 $48,843,000$9,891 $49,902,000$10,004 
Total Expenditures:$45,404,000$9,599 $48,708,000$9,864 $48,794,000$9,782 
Total Current Expenditures:$41,811,000$8,840 $44,884,000$9,090 $43,623,000$8,746 
Instructional Expenditures:$23,438,000$4,95556.1%$26,371,000$5,34058.8%$25,334,000$5,07958.1%
Student and Staff Support:$4,859,000$1,02711.6%$4,931,000$99911.0%$4,943,000$99111.3%
Operations, Food, Other:$8,902,000$1,88221.3%$8,682,000$1,75819.3%$8,458,000$1,69619.4%
Total Capital Outlay:$2,527,000$534 $2,893,000$586 $4,314,000$865 
Construction:$1,346,000$285 $1,502,000$304 $3,314,000$664 
Total Other:$958,000$203 $815,000$165 $733,000$147 
Interest on Debt:$108,000$23 $116,000$23 $124,000$25 
Total Salary:$24,571,000$5,195 $25,078,000$5,079 $24,412,000$4,894 
Instruction/Teacher Salary:$14,616,000$3,09059.5%$15,148,000$3,06860.4%$14,482,000$2,90359.3%
Other Salary:$9,955,000$2,10540.5%$9,930,000$2,01139.6%$9,930,000$1,99140.7%
Total Benefit:$8,323,000$1,760 $9,912,000$2,007 $9,142,000$1,833 
Instruction/Teacher Benefit:$4,740,000$1,00257.0%$5,870,000$1,18959.2%$5,265,000$1,05657.6%
Other Benefit:$3,583,000$75843.0%$4,042,000$81940.8%$3,877,000$77742.4%

Teacher's Experience and Compensation

    2007     2006  
Teachers with Bachelor Degree:80.4%82.2%
Teachers with Master or PhD Degree:18.8%17.0%
Mean Number of Years of Teaching:11.0 years11.0 years
Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:40.4%39.9%
Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:21.1%21.1%
Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:20.6%17.9%
Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:9.2%10.3%
Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:8.8%10.8%
Mean Base Salary:$40,319.0$38,017.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 5 Years of Experience of Less:$35,579.0$33,556.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 6-10 Years of Experience:$37,883.0$34,830.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 11-20 Years of Experience:$44,456.0$41,218.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 21-30 Years of Experience:$49,388.0$45,759.0
Mean Base Salary of Teachers with 31 Years of Experience or More:$56,996.0$54,618.0

* DeSoto County School District was rated 1.5 out of 5 by USA.com. The ranking was calculated based on publically available historical Math and English performance data.

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