School Details

De Soto High School

35000 West 91st St, De Soto, KS 66018
(913) 667-6250
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 676 students 12 students/teacher (KS avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

98%
96%
84%
98%
97%
89%
94%
96%
85%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • De Soto School District average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
89%
80%

Kansas State Assessments (KSA)

In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • De Soto School District average
  • Kansas state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

De Soto High School is a public high school in De Soto. 676 children attend De Soto High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 25% of the 676 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at De Soto High School is 12:1. Eudora High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 82% 83%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 13% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%
Asian 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I have always loved my time at DHS and I feel that during the past few years the bar has really been raised. Academic standards have been improving as evidenced by our great standardized test scores (two kids got a 36 on the ACT as juniors!) increased AP offerings a new 5.0 GPA scale and the Scholars Bowl state championship. Athletics are a great opportunity for us to interact with others and everyone is always welcome on any team regardless of skill level. And most importantly the atmosphere is great. Everyone is very accepting and there are few irritating cliques to deal with. Overall De Soto is a great place to go to school.

  • (5 years ago)

    De Soto High School provides an excellent education for all students. The entire staff provides a level of support for all students that is second to none in the state. They have raised the bar and inspired the students to succeed in a curriculum that is well rounded and challenging. Students are encouraged to participate in activities beyond the school day and prepare for life beyond high school.

  • (5 years ago)

    A good school with high quality teachers. I enjoy several extracurricular activities and the level of spirit is pretty high. However I dislike the 4.0 GPA system that doesn't reward students for taking AP College Now and honors courses. I also think that more higher level courses should be offered.

  • (6 years ago)

    I would rank it a 3 star. Not enough higher learning classes. Kids are not prepared for big colleges. GPA ranking is to simple and hurts for future college purposes. Kids taking any AP or honors courses receive same GPA scale as those with regular classes.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
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