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|DeSoto Central High School|
2911 Central Parkway
|Type||Public high school|
|School district||DeSoto County School District|
|Teaching staff||87.58 (FTE)|
|Student to teacher ratio||20.13|
|Color(s)||Purple and gold|
|Rival||Olive Branch High School|
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
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.
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.
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:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
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.
- "DESOTO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
- "DeSoto Central High". Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- "DeSoto Central defeats OG for 6A state championship". Hattiesburg American. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- "Start of something special? Young DeSoto Central wins 6A state title". Clarion Ledger. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
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