Public Schools in DeSoto County, Florida

There are 16 Public Schools in DeSoto County, Florida, serving a population of 35,675 people in an area of 637 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 2,229 people, and 1 Public School per 39 square miles.

In Florida, DeSoto County is ranked 17th of 67 counties in Public Schools per capita, and 43rd of 67 counties in Public Schools per square mile.

List of DeSoto County Public Schools

Find DeSoto County, Florida public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools.


Desoto Adult Education 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto Alternative Program 930 East Cypress Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto Connections School 930 East Cypress Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto County Adult Education Center 310 West Whidden Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto County High School 1710 East Gibson Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto County School District 494 North Manatee Avenue Arcadia, FL

Desoto Middle School 420 East Gibson Street Arcadia, FL

Desoto Virtual Instruction Program School 494 North Manatee Avenue Arcadia, FL

Early Education Center 318 North Wilson Avenue Arcadia, FL

Memorial Elementary School 851 East Hickory Street Arcadia, FL

Nocatee Elementary School 4846 Southwest Shores Avenue Arcadia, FL

Private Pk Ese 4846 Southwest Shores Avenue Arcadia, FL

Reduced Services 494 North Manatee Avenue Arcadia, FL

Spring Lake Youth Academy 8805 Southwest Start Center Street Arcadia, FL

The Community Green School 12100 Southwest Academy Drive Arcadia, FL

West Elementary School 304 West Imogene Street Arcadia, FL

About DeSoto County Public Schools

DeSoto County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in DeSoto County, FL. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Florida, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

You may contact Public Schools for questions about:
  • DeSoto County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • DeSoto County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
  • School buses and transportation

DeSoto County Public School Statistics

Find DeSoto County Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

DeSoto County Public School Enrollment
 DeSoto CountyFlorida
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment235 (86.4%)158,974 (55.2%)
Kindergarten Enrollment446 (98.2%)195,549 (85.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)1,494 (94.0%)804,705 (88.0%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)1,443 (93.1%)812,190 (87.6%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)1,707 (94.5%)869,834 (89.3%)
DeSoto County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 DeSoto CountyFlorida
Less than 9th Grade Education4,119 (16.3%)733,714 (5.1%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)3,321 (13.2%)1,053,634 (7.3%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)10,173 (40.4%)4,170,468 (29.0%)