About Our School

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.

"Knowing and Growing Students"

Mascot:  Jaguar
Colors:    Purple and Gold
"Knowing and Growing Students"
"It's a Great Day to be a Jag"

DeSoto Central Elementary School is located in DeSoto County, MS 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.  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!

Map/Directions to DCES

Physical Address:  2411 Central Parkway, Southaven, MS 38672