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DeSoto Central High School

Traditional Public School

2911 Central Parkway

Hazlehurst, MS 38672

662-536-3612

Overview

DeSoto Central High School serves 1841 students in grades 9-SecondaryGed. This school is a traditional public school and its 2019 accountability rating was B. Per student spending for this school is $6,961.

Grades

9

10

11

12

SecondaryGed

Performance

B

2019 Accountability Rating
Mississippi Department of Education

Funding

$

Tax-Funded
$6,961/Child

Demographics

DeSoto Central High School serves 1841 students. This high-poverty school body is 49.92% White and 39.54% African-American.

School

Teachers
Total: 100
Student-Teacher Ratio: 5:1
Experienced: 78%
In-Field: 99% 
Principals
Total: 5
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 1,841

By Grade:

  •       9: 491
  •       10: 453
  •       11: 466
  •       12: 409
  •       Special Secondary: 22

By Racial and Ethnic Composition:

  •       Asian-American: 4%
  •       African-American: 40%
  •       Hispanic: 3%
  •       White: 50%
  •       Two or More: 4%
  •       Other: 0%

District

Teachers
Total: 2130
Student-Teacher Ratio: 6:1
Experienced: 76%
In-Field: 100% 
Principals
Total: 117
Experienced: 100%

Students
Total Enrollment: 34,067

By Grade:

  •       Pre-K: 135
  •       Special Pre-K: 281
  •       K: 2153
  •       Special K: 32
  •       Special Elementary: 207
  •       1: 2430
  •       2: 2475
  •       3: 2428
  •       4: 2516
  •       5: 2521
  •       6: 2761
  •       7: 2806
  •       8: 2746
  •       9: 2841
  •       10: 2765
  •       11: 2586
  •       12: 2241
  •       Special Secondary: 143

Community

Jefferson Davis County

Total Population: 11,128

  •       Males: 5,258
  •       Females: 5,870

Growth: -10.88%
Number of Households: 4,977
Median Income: $35,567

Race/Ethnicity Male Female Total % Change
Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian 2,117 2,205 4,322 -11%
Black or African American 3,058 3,573 6,631 -11%
Asian-American 19 15 34 89%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 2 3 5 150%
Native American and Alaska Native 18 14 32 -3%
Hispanic American 104 108 212 110%
Two or more races 44 60 104 32%


Performance

Graduate Outcomes

High School Graduation Rate: 94.58%
Post Secondary Enrollment Rate: 74%
Labor Force Participation Rate: 50%

ACT

Composite Average: 19 (2021)
Number of Students Taking the ACT: 421 (2021)
Sub-Scores:
English: 18.3
Mathematics: 18.6
Reading: 19.1
Science: 19.2

State Testing

U.S. History Proficiency: 66.5%
Mathematics Proficiency: 68.9%
English Proficiency: 52.4%
Science Proficiency: 53.6%

Discipline

  • In-School Suspensions: 726
  • Out-of-School Suspensions: <5
  • Expulsions: 0
  • Incidents of Violence: <10
  • Referral to Law Enforcement: 0
  • School-Based Arrests: 0

Funding

DeSoto Central High School is a traditional public school funded by local, state, and federal tax dollars. Per student spending for this school is $6,961.

Total

Per-student Spending: $6,961

State/Local

Per-student Spending: $6,681

Federal

Per-student Spending: $285

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