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Desoto Intermediate School is a public elementary school in De Soto. 348 students go to Desoto Intermediate School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 23% of the 348 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Desoto Intermediate School is 13:1. Van Meter Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 95% 97%
Multiracial 1% %
Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 23% 20%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    I have heard wonderful tings about this school. I give it 5 stars. It has wonderful extra curricular activities. The teachers are very dedicated and treat each student as a individual not a number. Keep up the great work.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is wonderful! All the teachers are great to me! The teachers are very understanding and loving to my us!I'm extremely impressed!

  • (9 years ago)

    I've had 2 kids in this school. The principle cares about our kids. She will do whatever it takes to get our children the resources needed. The teachers are great (well except for one and I don't think they allow you to name names here) I did contact the school making sure my 2nd child did NOT have her. They accomodated. With the poor funding they have available to them they somehow make it work! I believe you would be hard pressed to find a better school system in Iowa! (Now if only I felt this strongly about the middle school.. Life would be good) The teachers here are some of the best in the district!

  • (9 years ago)

    We had high expectations of this district when we moved here but have been disappointed unfortunately. Academically the curriculum is now being forced down the students' throats in efforts to conform to the 'no child left behind' dictates. The children are expected to do more paperwork/worksheets than is reasonable and nearly all extra-curriculars are being cut out of some grades including field trips. There is no secondary language available and they must share the gifted and talented teacher with two other schools. Boys and girls are bused separately. The disciplinary system is strict which is good but sometimes goes overboard. It feels to parents and students that the school has 'control' issues. Parents are encouraged but never really feel welcomed as our suggestions meet with brick walls. There is no PTA. Many teachers are excellent but very much disallowed freedom to teach how and what they wish with more latitude.

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