Desoto Middle School

Serves grades 6 - 8

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Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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School Overview

Address
420 E Gibson St
Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone
(863) 494-4133
District
DESOTO
County
DESOTO COUNTY
Type of School
Regular elementary or secondary
Magnet School
No
Charter School
No
Students Enrolled
1028
Classroom Teachers
47

School Quality Ratings

School Quality Compared to Florida

2

(10 is best)

Better than 14.4% of FL schools.

School Quality Compared to U.S. info

2

(10 is best)

Desoto Middle School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Grade 6

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
36%
55%
34%
55%
38%
55%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 7

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
32%
56%
30%
53%
34%
58%
32%
56%
30%
53%
34%
58%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Grade 8

70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0
80 60 40 20 0
39%
60%
41%
57%
37%
63%
39%
60%
41%
57%
37%
63%
    Proficiency in Reading and Math
    Proficiency in Reading
    Proficiency in Math
School
State

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

25 20 15 10 5 0
22
19
17
16
    AVG FOR THIS SCHOOL
    AVG FOR DISTRICT
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION
SCHOOL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE NUMBER OF STUDENTS PERCENTAGE
Grade 6 345 33.6%
Grade 7 319 31.0%
Grade 8 364 35.4%
Total 1028 100%

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This School This District This State
White (non-hispanic) 41.0% 39.0% 38.7%
Black 10.3% 11.3% 22.5%
Hispanic 48.0% 48.8% 35.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.5% 2.9%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 0.3% 0.4% 0.5%
Economic Groups This School This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 62.6% 61.3% 54.0%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 60.8% 59.0% 48.7%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 1.8% 2.3% 5.3%
POPULATION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
POPULATION 36,903 21,477,737
POPULATION DENSITY (per sq. mile) 57.7 394
POPULATION DISTRIBUTION BY AGE DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
4 YEARS OLD AND BELOW 5.0% 5.4%
5-19 YEARS OLD 17.3% 16.9%
20-44 YEARS OLD 32.4% 31.2%
45-64 YEARS OLD 23.6% 26.4%
65 OR OLDER 21.7% 20.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
Number Of Households 12,072 7,736,311
Single Parent Households With Children 11.3% 10.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 73.5% 88.2%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 11.5% 29.9%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION DISTRICT FOR THIS SCHOOL STATE
$150,000 or more 3.0% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,999 6.7% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 9.5% 12.4%
$50,000 - $74,999 16.5% 18.3%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.5% 19.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 29.7% 15.0%
$15,000 or less 13.1% 10.8%

Education Expenditures

For This District Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,572 $26,956,000 53.9%
Support Expenditures
Student $427 $2,066,000 4.1%
Staff $728 $3,522,000 7.0%
General Administration $224 $1,084,000 2.2%
School Administration $513 $2,483,000 5.0%
Operation $1,021 $4,942,000 9.9%
Transportation $415 $2,009,000 4.0%
Other $434 $2,098,000 4.2%
Total Support $3,763 $18,204,000 36.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,008 $4,878,000 9.7%
Total Expenditures $10,343 $50,038,000 100.0%
For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,693 $16,242,077,000 54.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $410 $1,168,509,000 3.9%
Staff $560 $1,598,875,000 5.4%
General Administration $86 $245,327,000 0.8%
School Administration $505 $1,439,768,000 4.8%
Operation $898 $2,562,551,000 8.6%
Transportation $356 $1,016,052,000 3.4%
Other $241 $688,912,000 2.3%
Total Support $3,057 $8,719,994,000 29.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,717 $4,898,903,000 16.4%
Total Expenditures $10,467 $29,860,974,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%