Doors Open: 7:55

Start Time: 8:30

Dismissal Time: 3:15

Mrs. Lisa Nye, Principal

Mrs. Lisa Duke, Principal

Principal's Corner

Welcome to DeSoto Central Elementary!

My name is Lisa Duke. I am proud to be the Principal at DeSoto Central Elementary and feel honored to serve our school and community. I am originally from Louisiana but have called Mississippi home for the past twenty-five years. I have four amazing children, two wonderful sons-in-law, and two precious grandchildren. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS, and my master’s degree from Delta State in Cleveland, MS. I have 25 years of experience in DeSoto County Schools and am in my 10th year as principal of DCES. I am honored to be a part of the Jaguar Nation!Sincerely,

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Tutor List

Please go to the teacher's website to contact for tutoring and more information.    


Riley Earnest 3rd-5th $30/hour

Julie McKenzie 1st-5th $35/hour

Amanda Hendrix 1st-5th $30/hour


Robin Kelly 3rd-5th $35/hour