Florida Desoto County Public Schools

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De Soto County, FL

Map of DeSoto County, FLDeSoto County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 637.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 55.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 146.6%. On the 2000 census form, 98.6% of the population reported only one race, with 12.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 24.9% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.70 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2005 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $24,564. Per capita income declined by 16.8% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 35,406 Covered Employment 8,644
Growth (%) since 1990 48.4% Average wage per job $26,144
Households (2000) 10,746 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 4.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 12,543 Average wage per job $36,833
Unemployment Rate (2005) 5.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $16,988 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $27,699 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 18.3 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 63.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.4 Average wage per job $37,482
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1. CARLSTROM CENTER
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 491-5367
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 138 4-12

2. DESOTO ALTERNATIVE CENTER
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-0151
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 35
Grades: KG-12

3. DESOTO County
Enrollment: ADULT EDUCATION CENTER
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-4222
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: N/A
Grades: 0

4. DESOTO County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1710 E Gibson St, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-3434
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 1,142
Grades: 9-12

5. DESOTO DROP BACK IN ACADEMY
Address: 2800 W Oakland Park Blvd Ste 1, Arcadia, FL 33311
Phone: (863) 884-9940
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 50
Grades: 6-12

6. DESOTO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 420 E Gibson St, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-4133
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 955
Grades: 6-8

7. EARLY EDUCATION CENTER
Address: 530 Lasolana Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-9303
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 106 PK

8. HOSPITAL AND HOMEBOUND
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-4222
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 6
Grades: KG-12

9. JOSHUA CREEK CENTER
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 491-5300
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 124
Grades: 6-12

10. MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 851 E Hickory St, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-2736
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 830
Grades: KG-5

11. NOCATEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 188, Nocatee, FL 34268
Phone: (863) 494-4511
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 641
Grades: KG-5

12. PEACE RIVER YOUTH ACADEMY
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 993-4610
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 30 4-12

13. REDUCED SERVICES
Address: 530 Lasolona Ave, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-4222
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 1
Grades: KG-12

14. WEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 304 W Imogene St, Arcadia, FL 34266
Phone: (863) 494-3155
County: Desoto County
Enrollment: 894
Grades: KG-5