DeSoto Independent School District

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DeSoto Independent School District
Location of DeSoto ISD in Dallas County
Location
DeSoto, Texas, USA
Information
TypePublic
Enrollment8,409 (2005-2006)
SuperintendentLloyd Treadwell
 
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DeSoto Independent School District
Location of DeSoto ISD in Dallas County
Location
DeSoto, Texas, USA
Information
TypePublic
Enrollment8,409 (2005-2006)
SuperintendentLloyd Treadwell

DeSoto Independent School District is a school district based in DeSoto, Texas (USA). The district covers most of DeSoto and the Dallas County portions of Glenn Heights and Ovilla.

In 2009, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

History[edit]

In 2005 Alton Frailey, superintendent of the district, said that the affluence within some students in the district lead to apathy regarding school performance. Frailey said that many African American parents from the previous generation had tried very hard to improve their socioeconomic status, but some of their children may believe that they will easily attain what they wish in life, or believe that education is not a priority.[2]With a current enrollment just over 9,000 students, DeSoto ISD is a small, suburban district 15 miles south of Dallas in north Texas. The 23-square-mile district serves students in DeSoto, Glenn Heights, and Ovilla with 12 campuses and 2,015 total of staff and employees.

Schools[edit]

2007-2008 realignment[edit]

The district approved a plan to realign grades served at each school, which will take effect at the beginning of the 2007-2008 school year. The plan affects all schools in the district that serve students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight. The main changes include:

Secondary Schools[edit]

High Schools (Grades 9-12)[edit]

Middle Schools (Grades 6-8)[edit]

Primary Schools[edit]

Elementary Schools (Grades PK-5)[edit]

Student Demographics[edit]

DeSoto ISD student demographic figures as of the 2005-2006 school year:

Enrollment[edit]

Ethnicity[edit]

African American6,24374.24%
Hispanic1,24914.85%
White8349.92%
Asian630.75%
Native American200.24%
Total8,409100.00%

School uniforms[edit]

In the 2005-2006 school year, DeSoto ISD began a mandatory school uniform policy at all of its schools.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  2. ^ Booth, Herb. "Black elite faces school-choice dilemma." The Dallas Morning News. Monday June 27, 2005. Retrieved on November 26, 2011.

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