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The DeSoto Way: Go Dogs!

The DeSoto Way: Building minds leveraging all available resources to ensure every graduate is ready for college, career, and life. 

Mission: The School District of DeSoto County will partner with parents and the community to:

  • Deliver a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Optimize communication to strengthen inclusivity.
  • Guarantee students have equitable access to rigorous engaging instruction.
  • Shape minds to build a strong social-emotional foundation for responsible citizenship.

Desoto County Schools

School NameGrades
DeSoto County High School9-12
DeSoto Middle School6-8
DeSoto Secondary SchoolKG-12
DeSoto Virtual AcademyKG-12
DeSoto Virtual FranchiseKG-12
Hospital and HomeboundKG-12
Memorial Elementary SchoolPK-5
Nocatee Elementary SchoolPK-5
Reduced ServicesKG-12
Teen Parent Pk Child Care ProgramPK
West Elementary SchoolPK-5

Higher Education

Institution NameType
Florida Gulf Coast University4-Year
Florida SouthWestern State College4-Year
Meridian CollegeProfessional
New College of Florida4-Year
Ringling College of Art and Design4-Year
South Florida State College4-Year
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee4-Year
Warner University4-Year
Webber International University4-Year