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About This School

Desoto County Academy is a private high school in Olive Branch. 165 students attend Desoto County Academy and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. The ratio of students to teachers at Desoto County Academy is 9:1. Desoto Central High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 89%
Black, non-Hispanic 11%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
Hispanic 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    DCA is a school where everyone that works there cares about the students and helping them succeed. I've never seen a school with so many people that really and truly honestly care about the kids.

  • (9 months ago)

    My kids are doing very well in this school and they are really enjoying it.

  • (9 months ago)

    Do not be misled; I am a parent with children at this school and I can tell you that they do not have a good plan for the growth that has occurred this year. There are not enough teachers for some classes; my middle-school child's class has a student teacher ratio of 23-1; higher than all but one public school; I chose this school because of the published small class size. I am concerned about how continued growth will impact the school and the children; as it is the school's facilities are can barely handle their current enrollment. I love the ABEKA curriculum; the staff is knowledgeable and pleasant there is just not enough! The tuition rate is extremely reasonable. I would be willing to pay a higher tuition if it would go toward hiring additional teachers and infrastructure improvements in order to accommodate the growth. As it stands I am considering not re-enrolling my youngest child next year unless the student-teacher ratio improves.

  • (9 months ago)

    We absolutely LOVE this school! Extremely reasonable tuition great teachers and curriculum. Its everything we were looking for!

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is outstanding with a great location staff / teachers curriculum and most importantly a Christian environment where every child fits in. Make sure you check this school out if you are thinking about taking your child out of the public school system. We struggled with that descision but after taking a tour and talking with the staff it was an easy descision and one that we are very happy with.

  • (10 months ago)

    My kids are loving this school and their teachers are amazing. A huge difference over the crowded public schools!

  • (10 months ago)

    Desoto County Academy in 1 word = Awesome! They provide a great Christian education for all ages.

  • (10 months ago)

    This is a great school and my kids are loving it again this year. Thanks DCA!

  • (10 months ago)

    This school has really grown and now there are over 165 students! They are using new Abeka curriculum that is Christian faith based. Great student to teacher ratio. Archery is starting this fall with other sports to follow. My son loves this school! 6th grade parent.

  • (10 months ago)

    My child just started preschool at DAC. So far he loves it. I have been pleased thus far as well. The first day he came home he said "That was Awesome!" I don't have to put up a fight in the mornings. He is ready to go. He actually practices the work that he performed at school at night without me initiating it. I look forward to the years to come.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter went here for 2 years (6th and 7th grades). Sixth grade was great. Great teacher great principal that kept order and respect. Seventh grade was horrible. Teacher didn't complete the books (75% of math) and was also the new principal which is too many roles for one person. When the board was approached they were very defensive with regard to problems and an attempt to solve same. Will NOT be back.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is awesome. My child was there for 4 years then I decided to let my child attend another private Catholic school. I am not too happy there and will be returning my child next year! This school truly does teach the children Christian values and all of my other children will be attending DCA!

  • (3 years ago)

    This is an awesome little private school my son attended last year for 2nd grade. His teacher and staff made extra effort to make sure I was informed of everything about his day from his grades to his behavior. I felt so intuned with everything overall! I absoultely love the fact that he is learning about religion as well as using the Beca curriculum. He loves getting up and going to school each day and I love that he is happy! He will definately be attending next year!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter just finished 1st grade and my son pre-k4. This is a wonderful school. Not only are they taught about religion and how to be good Christians but they are up to date with the Beca curriculum. Some of their books are old in the library but to me this assures me that they will be taught about history and not forget the important things. The parents could be a bit more involved. I know it is hard when you work but as a parent we need to make sure we fullfill out commitments. The staff is very professional and friendly. They do not hesitate to discipline a child if needed. Overall I can not imagine my kids going to a public school or even another private

  • (4 years ago)

    please consider a different school staff is very rude and the books are so old they ones my child has is back in the 1970's

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school everyone is very friendly and they really do work with the kids and parents and they turely care this is the 1st year i have sent my kids there and they will be going there next year

  • (5 years ago)

    I have gone to DCA since kindergarden and now i am n 7th grade this school has alot of love and learning in it i can not imagine going to another school

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to DCA and graduated from there in May of 2000 now my son is going there. The school is very small but has alot potential if it is given the support it needs from the surrounding communites. The Christian atmosphere are perfect for children just starting or those who may need a boost in the right direction. PLease come and check out school out.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have gone to DCA for 7 years the school is not as big as other schools but it has a lot of love in it and you learn so much.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is really awesome. This is my child's second year at this school and he is doing very well. The teachers are great. We need to get more students attending this school. If you are looking for an affordable good private Christian education for your child please come to check out our school.

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