Accountability rating

Met standard

Desoto ISD: D

Total students

3,253

Avg. teacher experience

9.3 years

Desoto ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

93.4 %

Desoto ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

Desoto High School & iSTEAM3D is a high school in Desoto, TX, in the Desoto ISD school district. As of the 2017-2018 school year, it had 3,253 students. The school received an accountability rating of Met standard. 54% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 2.3% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $54,352, which is $1,018 more than the state average. The average SAT score at Desoto High School & iSTEAM3D was 885. The average ACT score was 17.8. In the Class of 2017, 93.4% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 1.6%.

Contact information

Website

www.desotoisd.org

Address

600 Eagle Dr
Desoto, TX 75115-6006

Office phone number

(972) 230-0726

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Desoto High School & iSTEAM3D are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

3,253

African American

2,633 (80.9%)

Desoto ISD: 76.1%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

7 (0.2%)

Desoto ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

12 (0.4%)

Desoto ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 4.4%

Hispanic

473 (14.5%)

Desoto ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

3 (0.1%)

Desoto ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.1%

White

81 (2.5%)

Desoto ISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

44 (1.4%)

Desoto ISD: 2%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

80.9%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

14.5%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

2.5%

Two or more races

1.4%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

54 %

Desoto ISD: 57.1%

Statewide: 50.8%

Economically disadvantaged

65 %

Desoto ISD: 72.8%

Statewide: 58.8%

Limited English proficiency

2.5 %

Desoto ISD: 6.8%

Statewide: 18.8%

At-risk students

54.0%

Econ. disadvantaged

65.0%

Limited Eng. proficiency

2.5%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2017-2018 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

2.3 %

Desoto ISD: 6.5%

Statewide: 18.9%

Career and Technical

89.7 %

Desoto ISD: 30.2%

Statewide: 25.8%

Gifted and Talented

9.7 %

Desoto ISD: 7.6%

Statewide: 7.9%

Special Education

11.2 %

Desoto ISD: 9.4%

Statewide: 9.1%

Bilingual/ESL

2.3%

Career and technical

89.7%

Gifted and talented

9.7%

Special education

11.2%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system. In 2017-18, Texas gave school districts with more than one campus a letter grade from A to F. The state did not give grades to campuses and instead gave them ratings based on the previous system, such as "met standard" or "improvement required." Some districts did not receive ratings for a variety of reasons, including being impacted by Hurricane Harvey, being annexed by another district, or having compromised data.

Overall

Met standard

Desoto ISD: D

Student achievement

N/A

Desoto ISD: D

School progress

N/A

Desoto ISD: C

Closing the gaps

N/A

Desoto ISD: F

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2018 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2013-2014 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2017. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

93.4 %

Desoto ISD: 86.7%

Statewide: 89.7%

African American

94.8 %

Desoto ISD: 89.6%

Statewide: 86.1%

American Indian

Masked

Desoto ISD: 40%

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 96%

Hispanic

88.4 %

Desoto ISD: 75.8%

Statewide: 87.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Desoto ISD: N/A

Statewide: 88.6%

White

93.8 %

Desoto ISD: 84%

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

100 %

Desoto ISD: 83.3%

Statewide: 91.7%

African American

94.8%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

88.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

93.8%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2016-2017 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

1.6 %

Desoto ISD: 2.7%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

9.1 %

Desoto ISD: 8.3%

Statewide: 2.6%

African American

1.3 %

Desoto ISD: 2.2%

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Desoto ISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

2.8 %

Desoto ISD: 5%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 2.2%

White

1 %

Desoto ISD: 2.6%

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

2.1 %

Desoto ISD: 4.2%

Statewide: 1.3%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2015-2016 school year.

All students

16.8 %

Desoto ISD: 15.7%

Statewide: 26.2%

African American

17.3 %

Desoto ISD: 16.4%

Statewide: 17.4%

American Indian

0 %

Desoto ISD: 0%

Statewide: 20.7%

Asian

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61.2%

Hispanic

14.7 %

Desoto ISD: 12.7%

Statewide: 24%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 24.4%

White

14.7 %

Desoto ISD: 12.2%

Statewide: 28.2%

Two or more races

14.3 %

Desoto ISD: 14.3%

Statewide: 29.5%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2016-2017 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

11.2 %

Desoto ISD: 11.2%

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

8.1 %

Desoto ISD: 8.1%

Statewide: 27.9%

American Indian

N/A

Desoto ISD: N/A

Statewide: 48.2%

Asian

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 73%

Hispanic

23.3 %

Desoto ISD: 23.3%

Statewide: 36.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Desoto ISD: N/A

Statewide: 46.8%

White

40 %

Desoto ISD: 40%

Statewide: 63.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Desoto ISD: Masked

Statewide: 61%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2017, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

885

Desoto ISD: 885

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2017. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

17.8

Desoto ISD: 17.8

Statewide: 20.3

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the Class of 2017.

Reading

47.3 %

Desoto ISD: 42.7%

Statewide: 53.2%

Math

24.3 %

Desoto ISD: 21.8%

Statewide: 42%

Reading + Math

21.9 %

Desoto ISD: 19.6%

Statewide: 37.8%

Reading

47.3%

Math

24.3%

Reading + Math

21.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE).

Total teacher FTEs

212.3

African American

146.1 (68.8%)

Desoto ISD: 70.5%

Statewide: 10.4%

American Indian

1 (0.5%)

Desoto ISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1.8 (0.8%)

Desoto ISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.6%

Hispanic

17.5 (8.2%)

Desoto ISD: 7.8%

Statewide: 27.2%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.5%)

Desoto ISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

White

42.9 (20.2%)

Desoto ISD: 18.9%

Statewide: 58.9%

Two or more races

2 (0.9%)

Desoto ISD: 1.5%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

9 (4.2%)

Desoto ISD: 1.9%

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

115.7 (54.5%)

Desoto ISD: 57.8%

Statewide: 74.1%

Master's

85.6 (40.3%)

Desoto ISD: 38.5%

Statewide: 23.8%

Doctorate

2 (0.9%)

Desoto ISD: 1.8%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2017-2018.

Students per teacher

15.3

Desoto ISD: 14.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2017-2018 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

9.3 years

Desoto ISD: 9.7 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$54,352

Desoto ISD: $54,393

Statewide: $53,334

Beginner

$44,841

Desoto ISD: $47,958

Statewide: $47,667

1 to 5 years

$53,178

Desoto ISD: $52,482

Statewide: $49,663

6 to 10 years

$52,334

Desoto ISD: $52,779

Statewide: $52,056

11 to 20 years

$59,486

Desoto ISD: $56,887

Statewide: $55,246

20+ years

$64,726

Desoto ISD: $62,768

Statewide: $61,428

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