DeSoto Parish


The DeSoto Parish school district in Louisiana consists of 9 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 alternative schools, serving students from diverse socioeconomic and racial backgrounds.

The district is home to several standout schools, such as North DeSoto High School, which ranks 17th out of 321 high schools statewide and earns a 5-star rating, boasting strong test scores and a relatively low free/reduced lunch rate. Similarly, North DeSoto Middle School 6-8 is a top performer, ranking 31st out of 465 middle schools statewide and earning a 5-star rating with exceptional test scores. In contrast, Mansfield Elementary School, despite serving a majority African American student population and having a high free/reduced lunch rate, still manages to achieve respectable test scores.

The data reveals a clear divide in performance between the higher-performing, whiter, and more affluent schools and the lower-performing, majority African American, and higher-poverty schools, highlighting the persistent achievement gap that often correlates with socioeconomic and racial factors. The district's alternative schools, such as Logansport High School and Stanley High School, show mixed results, suggesting they may be serving a unique population of students with specialized needs. Overall, the DeSoto Parish school district appears to be performing well, but the data also reveals the need to address equity and resource allocation to ensure all students have access to a quality education.

District Detail

 201 Crosby Street
Mansfield, LA 71052-2613

 (318) 872-2836

SchoolDigger Rank:
27th of 114 Louisiana districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 5,126

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 2
Alternative Schools: 2

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Louisiana Dept of Education.

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