About Our School

Desoto Central Elementary School is located in Desoto County at 2411 Central Parkway in Southaven, Mississippi.

Our school accommodates public school students in third through fifth grade. We serve the Southaven, Olive Branch, and Nesbit areas.

With 168,240 people, Desoto County is the 3rd most populated county out of the 82 counties in the state of Mississippi.

We ended the 2018-2019 school year with approximately seven hundred and eighty-five students. We serve a demographically diverse population of students that contribute to the culture and success of our school. 

The academically enriched program at Desoto Central Elementary offers a curriculum that includes all county and state performance standards. We provide opportunities for students to pursue a variety of interests and passions both inside and outside of the classroom. Students participate in our school wide TEAMS, Jump Rope for Heart, Choir, talent show, school musicals, and clubs such as the Chess Club and National Honor Society.

We recognize the importance of partnering with parents and community members and offer many opportunities to stay involved in the educational process. Open House, field trips, community guest readers, Literacy and Math Nights, Grandparents’ Day, and student musicals allow parents to partner in the learning processes with their children.

We are proud of our highly talented and dedicated staff at Desoto Central Elementary School. We have some of the most talented and academically successful students in the county. We are proud of our students, teachers, and staff!

Mission Statement
The mission of DeSoto Central Elementary School is to create a safe, positive environment in which students can experience optimal learning and develop outstanding character which will enable them to become productive citizens in a multi-cultural, changing society.
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