Schools

DeSoto Independent School District

The school district’s 13 campuses serve more than 9,400 students in the communities of DeSoto, Glenn Heights and Ovilla. The district is committed to developing young people into incredible citizens for the community by focusing on character development, intellectual preparedness and personal leadership. Schools receive strong community support for athletics and academics, while also benefiting from taxpayer support for upgraded facilities.

Full-day pre-K programs, middle school STEAM magnet academies, and early college programs combine to produce talented high school graduates with problem-solving skills and, for some, a concurrent associate degree or an International Baccalaureate diploma.

  • In 2017-18, DeSoto High School students earned 249 industry certifications.
  • The Class of 2018 had over 800 graduates who earned over $14M in total scholarships.
  • Only area high school that is part of the TCU Community Scholars program.

Learn more about the DeSoto ISD.

TEA Accountability Rating


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67 Gain 79
2018(C) 2019(B)
5
Academic Distinctions
3
B-Rated Campuses
12
Point Gain in One School Year

By The Numbers


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9415
Enrolled Students
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1178
Employees
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13
Campuses

DISD School Demographics

Students by Program

Nearby Higher Education

Cedar Valley College (Part of Dallas County Community College District)
Mountain View College (Part of Dallas County Community College District)
Northwood University
University of Texas at Arlington
University of North Texas at Dallas
Southern Methodist University
Dallas Baptist University
Texas Christian University

Families in DeSoto have K-12 education opportunities from both public and private schools within the city.