Desoto Central Elementary School

Public 3-5

 2411 Central Parkway
       Southaven, MS  38672


(662) 349-6234

District: Desoto County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
66th of 381 Mississippi Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,379 Help

Students who attend Desoto Central Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Desoto Central Middle School
High:    Desoto Central High School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.2
Number of students:  755

Racial breakdown:

White:
46.5%
African American:
36.3%
Two or more races:
10.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  99.6%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, September 23, 2021.


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Compare Details Desoto Central Elementary School ranks better than 82.7% of elementary schools in Mississippi. It also ranks 6th among 12 ranked elementary schools in the Desoto County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.35. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (46.5%), African American (36.3%), two or more races (10.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 99.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Desoto Central Elementary School is 16.2. 13 elementary schools in the Desoto County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Desoto Central Elementary School is $6,379, which is the lowest among 22 elementary schools in the Desoto County School District!
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Desoto Central Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Desoto Central Elementary School 66th of 381 Mississippi public elementary schools. (See Desoto Central Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Desoto County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Desoto County School District 27th of 128 Mississippi school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Desoto Central Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MS State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 92.75 17th 394 95.7%
2009 93.28 13th 392 96.7%
2010 94.13 12th 403 97.0%
2011 93.49 14th 418 96.7%
2012 94.24 13th 414 96.9%
2013 94.59 7th 408 98.3%
2014 83.38 35th 394 91.1%
2015 87.87 35th 402 91.3%
2016 87.17 30th 394 92.4%
2017 88.46 32nd 406 92.1%
2018 86.74 35th 404 91.3%
2019 85.15 49th 397 87.7%
2021 81.35 66th 381 82.7%

Data source: test scores: Mississippi Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: Mississippi Department of Education

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by a parent
Friday, September 2, 2011

Open Quote Awesome leadership with Ms. Wilkinson & Ms. Laster! Amazing Staff!!! The teachers are wonderful and really CARE about our kids! Candie the Counselor is priceless!!! THIS SCHOOL IS TERRIFIC!!!! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Desoto Central Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2002 1093 142 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1258
2003 1093 142 8 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1258
2004 1066 139 16 21 4 n/a n/a 0 1246
2005 780 156 19 17 3 n/a n/a 0 975
2006 907 172 30 19 3 n/a n/a 0 1131
2007 1008 180 44 23 2 n/a n/a 0 1257
2008 1022 189 44 28 0 n/a n/a 0 1283
2009 1067 214 49 35 0 0 0 0 1365
2010 1035 244 60 31 0 0 0 0 1370
2011 563 121 30 12 0 0 0 0 726
2012 520 124 29 16 0 0 0 0 689
2013 503 122 33 16 0 0 1 0 675
2014 467 150 30 16 1 0 2 0 666
2015 466 184 33 24 1 0 12 0 720
2016 430 195 33 25 3 0 17 0 703
2017 419 220 39 26 2 0 29 0 735
2018 420 224 34 19 1 0 47 0 745
2019 422 240 35 21 1 0 78 0 797
2020 407 266 31 21 1 0 82 0 808
2021 351 274 34 18 0 0 78 0 755

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Desoto Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1258 54.7 23.0 28.7
2003 1258 54.7 23.0 28.7
2004 1246 59.2 21.0 12.8
2005 975 51.5 18.9 16.5
2006 1131 54.7 20.7 11.2
2007 1257 57.9 21.7 18.1
2008 1283 63.3 20.3 19.1
2009 1365 68.1 20.0 21
2010 1370 66.0 20.7 23.8
2011 726 36.5 19.8 25.1
2012 689 37.1 18.5 31.6
2013 675 38.2 17.6 27.1
2014 666 36.6 18.1 29.6
2015 720 39.0 18.4 31.7
2016 703 37.0 19.0 34.1
2017 735 38.1 19.2 37.7
2018 745 39.1 19.0 36.1
2019 797 42.4 18.7 35.8
2020 808 44.6 18.1 36.9
2021 755 46.5 16.2 99.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Desoto Central Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2002 1258 54.7 23.0 28.7
2003 1258 54.7 23.0 28.7
2004 1246 59.2 21.0 12.8
2005 975 51.5 18.9 16.5
2006 1131 54.7 20.7 11.2
2007 1257 57.9 21.7 18.1
2008 1283 63.3 20.3 19.1
2009 1365 68.1 20.0 21
2010 1370 66.0 20.7 23.8
2011 726 36.5 19.8 25.1
2012 689 37.1 18.5 31.6
2013 675 38.2 17.6 27.1
2014 666 36.6 18.1 29.6
2015 720 39.0 18.4 31.7
2016 703 37.0 19.0 34.1
2017 735 38.1 19.2 37.7
2018 745 39.1 19.0 36.1
2019 797 42.4 18.7 35.8
2020 808 44.6 18.1 36.9
2021 755 46.5 16.2 99.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Desoto Central Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $235 (3.7%) $6,143 (96.3%) $6,378

Data source: Mississippi Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Desoto Central Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 49th of 397 Elementary schoolsRanks 66th of 381 Elementary schools
 5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Desoto Central Elementary School)6348.3
 14.7%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Desoto County School District)53.242.3
 10.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.334.7
 13.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Desoto Central Elementary School)75.653.3
 22.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Desoto County School District)60.543.9
 16.6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)51.434.9
 16.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Desoto Central Elementary School)61.556.9
 4.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Desoto County School District)53.144
 9.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)48.537.2
 11.3%
4th Grade Mathematics (Desoto Central Elementary School)59.640.7
 18.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Desoto County School District)58.938.5
 20.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)48.833.2
 15.6%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Desoto Central Elementary School)5950
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Desoto County School District)50.346.5
 3.8%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mississippi)4341.5
 1.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Desoto Central Elementary School)58.347.2
 11.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Desoto County School District)47.742.9
 4.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Mississippi)38.933.4
 5.5%
5th Grade Science (Desoto Central Elementary School)78.669.1
 9.5%
   5th Grade Science (Desoto County School District)57.659.7
 2.1%
   5th Grade Science (Mississippi)55.954.3
 1.6%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students797755
 5.3%
African American240274
 14.2%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian3534
 2.9%
Hispanic2118
 14.3%
Pacific Islander00
Two or More Races7878
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.8%99.6%
 63.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Mississippi Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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