Average Teacher Salary in Desoto School District

The average teacher salary in Desoto School District is $42,144.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $21,740 $15,950 $17,620 $20,710 $24,090 $27,480
Kindergarten $45,570 $33,030 $36,440 $43,230 $53,420 $61,190
Elementary $45,500 $32,810 $36,130 $42,690 $53,540 $62,320
Middle school $46,730 $33,630 $37,740 $45,210 $54,370 $62,290
High school $51,180 $34,010 $38,990 $49,810 $59,180 $72,820

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General Facts

  • Staff: 728
  • Full time teachers: 375
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 11 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 90
  • Instructional Coordinators: 1
  • Elementary Teachers: 125
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 22
  • Pre-K Teachers: 2
  • High School Teachers: 114
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 4,952

Financial Statistics for Desoto School District

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $15,107,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $26,327,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $7,091,000
  • Total revenue: $48,525,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $25,752,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $26,647,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $8,505,000
  • Expenditures per student: $813,000
  • Total expenditures: $48,458,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $10,327,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $1,387,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $651,000

Information on Schools within Desoto School District

Elementary Schools within the Desoto School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Desoto Alternative Center
5891 SE Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-0151
  • Total: 35
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 8
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 6
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
22 to 1 2 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Early Education Center
318 North Wilson Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-9303
  • Total: 106
  • Pre-k: 106
46 to 1 2 Prekindergarten Prekindergarten
Memorial Elementary School
851 East Hickory St
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-2736
  • Total: 830
  • Kindergarten: 113
  • 1st grade: 109
  • 2nd grade: 116
  • 3rd grade: 115
  • 4th grade: 114
  • 5th grade: 121
  • 6th grade: 2
12 to 1 67 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Nocatee Elementary School
4846 SW Shores Rd
Nocatee, FL 34268
863-494-4511
  • Total: 641
  • Kindergarten: 108
  • 1st grade: 122
  • 2nd grade: 113
  • 3rd grade: 101
  • 4th grade: 113
  • 5th grade: 84
12 to 1 53 Kindergarten 5th Grade
Peace River Youth Academy
8805 SW Staroute Center St
Arcadia, FL 34269
863-993-4610
  • Total: 30
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 4
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 8
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 1
9 to 1 3 4th Grade 12th Grade
West Elementary School
304 West Imogene St
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-3155
  • Total: 894
  • Kindergarten: 156
  • 1st grade: 167
  • 2nd grade: 154
  • 3rd grade: 165
  • 4th grade: 129
  • 5th grade: 123
14 to 1 66 Kindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Desoto School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Desoto Middle School
420 East Gibson St
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-4133
  • Total: 955
  • 6th grade: 312
  • 7th grade: 319
  • 8th grade: 324
14 to 1 67 6th Grade 8th Grade
Joshua Creek Center
5871 Southeast Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-491-5300
  • Total: 124
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 11
  • 9th grade: 51
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade: 2
8 to 1 16 6th Grade 12th Grade

High Schools within the Desoto School District

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Desoto Alternative Center
5891 SE Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-0151
  • Total: 35
  • 4th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 8
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 6
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 3
  • 11th grade: 3
  • 12th grade: 1
22 to 1 2 Kindergarten 12th Grade
Desoto County High School
1710 East Gibson St
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-3434
  • Total: 1,142
  • 9th grade: 397
  • 10th grade: 266
  • 11th grade: 227
  • 12th grade: 252
16 to 1 74 9th Grade 12th Grade
Joshua Creek Center
5871 Southeast Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-491-5300
  • Total: 124
  • 6th grade: 2
  • 7th grade: 4
  • 8th grade: 11
  • 9th grade: 51
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 34
  • 12th grade: 2
8 to 1 16 6th Grade 12th Grade
Peace River Youth Academy
8805 SW Staroute Center St
Arcadia, FL 34269
863-993-4610
  • Total: 30
  • 7th grade: 1
  • 8th grade: 4
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 8
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 1
9 to 1 3 4th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Desoto School District (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Carlstrom Center
5891 SE Hwy 31
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-491-5367
  • Total: 138
  • 7th grade: 5
  • 8th grade: 12
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 57
  • 11th grade: 30
  • 12th grade: 19
9 to 1 16 4th Grade 12th Grade
Desoto Drop Back In Academy
309 North Monroe Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-884-9940
  • Total: 50
  • 9th grade: 13
  • 10th grade: 9
  • 11th grade: 10
  • 12th grade: 18
not available not available 6th Grade 12th Grade
Hospital And Homebound
530 Lasolona Ave
Arcadia, FL 34266
863-494-4222
  • Total: 6
  • 7th grade: 3
  • 8th grade: 2
  • 12th grade: 1
not available not available Kindergarten 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $14,000
  • Median family income: $34,726
  • Median male income: $16,353
  • Median female income: $13,824
  • Median income of a renter: $22,766
  • Median income of a home owner: $33,199
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    2,515 1,985 1,865 1,090 345