Doors Open:  7:55 am
Start Time:  8:30 am
Dismissal:  3:25 pm

April 14th-4th Grade Field Trip (Zoo) April 15th-Good Friday Holiday

April 18th-Easter Break Holiday

April 19th- Progress Reports Go Home April 20th –5th Grade Field Trip to Discovery Park April 21st- Second Graders Tour DCES

April 26th-I-Ready ELA Screener

April 27th-I-Ready Math Screener


Do you have a fee or fine to pay?  Do you need to buy a yearbook or pay for school pictures?  Use REVOPAY to pay online safely and securely!  

Mrs. Lisa Nye, Principal

Ms. Lisa Duke, Principal

Principal's Corner

Welcome to DeSoto Central Elementary!

Dear Jaguar families,

As the principal of Desoto Central Elementary, I would like to extend a warm welcome to every family in the community. Our school is a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence!

My hope is that all children will LOVE school and that we will nurture a learning environment that is positive and safe, as well as a fun place to learn and grow.

Student success is attributed to the partnership and the relationships we build within our community. It truly does take a village! Education is a joint venture and Team DCES greatly appreciates the support you provide for your children at home and at school to help them meet their learning goals.

By working together we can help each child achieve an excellent education in a safe and positive environment.

We look forward to another year full of adventure and student growth!



Lisa Duke, M.Ed.


Desoto Central Elementary

“Knowing and Growing Students”



Tutor List

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

 Kenny Myrick K-5th $35/hour Julie McKenzie K-5th $30/hour
 Billy Pearson K-5th $30/hourRobin Kelly ELA 3rd-5th $35/hour
John Mitchell ELA and Science K-5th $30/hour