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DeSoto Central High School

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DeSoto Central High School
Address
2911 Central Parkway

,
38672

United States
Coordinates34°56′25″N 89°56′20″W / 34.9403°N 89.9390°W / 34.9403; -89.9390Coordinates: 34°56′25″N 89°56′20″W / 34.9403°N 89.9390°W / 34.9403; -89.9390
Information
TypePublic high school
Established1999 (1999)
School districtDeSoto County School District
PrincipalCliff Johnston
Teaching staff87.58 (FTE)[1]
Grades912
Enrollment1,763 (2018-19)[1]
Student to teacher ratio20.13[1]
Color(s)Purple and gold         
Team nameJaguars
RivalOlive Branch High School
AccreditationSouthern Association of Colleges and Schools
Website

DeSoto Central High School is a public high school in Southaven, Mississippi, United States. It is a part of the DeSoto County School District and serves students from Southaven, Olive Branch, and Nesbit.

History

DeSoto Central High School opened in August 1999 as a Kindergarten-6th grade campus in the current DeSoto Central Middle School Building to relieve crowding at Southaven High School and Olive Branch High School. DeSoto Central received a new high school building in August 2003. The first senior class graduated in May 2006.[2]

Athletics

Teams

Desoto Central's athletic teams are nicknamed the Jaguars and the school's colors are purple and gold. DeSoto Central teams compete in the following sports:

  • Archery
  • Band
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

State championships

  • Baseball
    • 2015 Mississippi 6A State Champions[3]
    • 2019 Mississippi 6A State Champions [4]

Demographics

64.5% of the student population at DeSoto Central High School identify as Caucasian, 28.8% identify as African American, 3.5% identify as Asian, and 3% identify as Hispanic. The student body makeup is 49.25% male and 50.75% female.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ a b c "DESOTO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "DeSoto Central High". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  3. ^ "DeSoto Central defeats OG for 6A state championship". Hattiesburg American. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
  4. ^ "Start of something special? Young DeSoto Central wins 6A state title". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  5. ^ https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/05/16/austin-riley-atlanta-braves-former-desoto-central-star-homers-mlb-debut/3691751002/
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