DeSoto FY21----FY22-Approved-Budget



Facilities 2019-2020 Early Childhood

DeSoto Independent School District With a current enrollment over 8,500 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 fourteen campuses. The district enjoys community support of academics and extra-curricular activities, along with taxpayer support for upgraded facilities, technology and instructional materials. The most recent bond was passed in 2005 for a total amount of $115 million to build two new schools, renovate and expand the high school, upgrade several existing campuses and provide funding for technology and land purchases for future growth. Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy school opened in 2018 having been built by the last of these funds. The district’s vision, mission, values, goals and objectives are clearly defined - all part of the Academic Excellence by Design framework focusing on 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.

Amber Terrance Early Wo odridge Elementary Cockrell Hill Elementary Frank D. Moates Elementary Ruby Young Elementary The Meadows Elementary Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy DeSoto East Middle School DeSoto West Middle School Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School

Elementary (K-5)

Middle School (6 – 8)

DeSoto High School

High School (9 – 12)

Private Schools

Arbor Acre Preparatory

Cross of Christ Lutheran

Crossroads Academy

Community Christian

Ashbury Acad. Montessori

DeSoto Private School

Brook Hollow Christian

Grace Christian Academy

Calvary Christian

Park Ridge Academy

Cambridge Square Private

Southport Private School

The achievements of DeSoto ISD students have been remarkable:

Canterbury Episcopal

Trinity Christian School

Learning Adventure Children’s Center

Turning Point Christian Academy

• The Collegiate Magnet Program and Early College High School - DeSoto High School students (starting in 9 th grade) can earn a high school diploma and an associates degree simultaneously through enrollment at Cedar Valley College. The largest class to date – 93 students – received their associates degrees in 20 20. • The district’s Band, Choir and ROTC programs compete nationally every year. Athletics programs are competitive annually in 6A State playoffs - including calendar year 2016 where the district won state championships in boys basketball, girls and boys track and for the first time in district history, football! • In 2018-19, DeSoto High School Students earned 329 industry certifications. • The Class of 20 20 graduated over 670 students with a 100 % FAFSA completion that earned over $1 7 M in scholarships and had over 1 200 acceptances to 2 or 4 year colleges!

Charter School

Uplift Gradus Prep (K-5)

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Source: City of DeSoto

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