FY2016-17 Budget Final

Education DeSoto Independent School District


Facilities Elementary (Pre K - 5)

Woodridge Elementary Cockrell Hill Elementary Frank D. Moates Elementary Northside Elementary Ruby Young Elementary Amber Terrace Elementary The Meadows Elementary DeSoto East Middle School DeSoto West Middle School McCowan Middle School DeSoto Freshman Campus DeSoto High School

With a current enrollment just under 9,900 students, the DeSoto Independent School District is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas. The 23 square mile district serves students in the communities of DeSoto, Glenn Heights and Ovilla with twelve campuses. The district enjoys community support of academics and athletics, along with taxpayer support for upgraded facilities, technology and instructional. Every school provides outstanding academic instruction supported by pyramids of intervention, enrichment and privileges. The district vision, mission, values, goals and objectives are clearly defined - all part of the Academic Excellence by Design framework focusing on the ‘main thing’ – student learning. The district and community have bonded to develop a system of schooling where all students are expected to graduate with character, intellectual preparedness and personal leadership as outlined in the district’s Portrait of a Graduate. To that end, all campus, department and district improvement plans provide opportunities for students to achieve. Every school provides outstanding academic instruction supported by pyramids of instructional intervention, enrichment, behavior intervention and privileges. The achievements of DeSoto ISD students have been remarkable: • The DeSoto school district is one of 13 organizations nationwide to receive a $2.9 million grant through the Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 grant competition sponsored by the Department of Education • The Collegiate Magnet Program - DeSoto High School students (starting in 8th grade) can earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree simultaneously through enrollment at Cedar Valley College. • The DeSoto ISD has achieved above state average Advanced Placement Participation, Graduation Rates, Attendance Rates and SAT/ACT Scores • The District’s Band, Choir and ROTC programs compete nationally every year. Athletics programs are competitive annually in 6A State playoffs for football, boys and girls basketball and track & field - including 2007, 2016 Girls Track & Field State Champions, 2016 Boys Track & Field State Champions and 2016 Boys Basketball 6A State Champions • The district is led by the 2016 Region 10 Superintendent of the Year, Dr. David Harris

Middle School (6 – 8)

High School (9 – 12)

Private Schools Arbor Acre Preparatory Cross of Christ Lutheran Ashbury Acad. Montessori DeSoto Private School Brook Hollow Christian Grace Christian Academy Calvary Christian Park Ridge Academy Canterbury Episcopal Trinity Christian School Turning Point Christian Academy Southport Private School

Charter School

Secondary Education

Uplift Gradus Prep (K-5)

ITT Technical Institute


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Source: City of DeSoto

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