Desoto East Middle School

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601 E Belt Line Rd

Desoto, TX 75115

(972) 223-0690

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 600

Students Per Teacher: 9

Parent Reviews

15 Parent Reviews for Desoto East Middle School

This school is very innovative this is my first year here as a teacher and I am here to stay. Very professional and family oriented. The administrators care about me and all teachers staff and students.

Posted by a teacher on 12/07/13

DeSoto East Middle School is the only school in District that has the highest scores for STAAR. The principal is working hard to make sure this school is always on the top. I have read some posts that do not like the school or the principal. It is only my opinion but if you don't like working at East ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/24/13

Obviously the principal or her secretary wrote the positive reviews. No teacher at East would say Donna Blackburn is a great principal. If she was so great why does se have the highest turnover in the district? Why did 16 teachers leave this year eventhough she tried to block some by giving negative ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/13/13

Great!!! We are now a magnet school for the very intelligent students in our south Dallas area. East Middle School is one of very few schools to win two distinctions in the 2013 school year.

Posted by a teacher on 08/23/13

my school is awesome. we have a iSTEAM academy. my principal is the greatest. DeSoto East!

Posted by a teacher on 08/23/13

This school is on the cutting edge of instruction and curriculum. The administrators are very thorough, organizes, personable, and effective. The students are awesome! The school is very structured and energetic...focused on exemplary rating.

Posted by a other on 10/18/09

i think it is a great school with nice teachers and most nice students.i love going to school everday now.

Posted by a student on 10/11/09

This school is horrible! Ms.Nevels worries about the wrong things. Instead of worrying about our test scores she worries about our dresscode. We are very unorganzied. They pick at the littlest things.The teachers don't teach anything at all.

Posted by a student on 03/29/09

East is a wonderful school and I am proud to have worked with the administrators and staff. As teachers we work each day to make sure our students learn what they need to succeed in school and in life. We are raising tomorrows lawyers, doctors, teachers, scientists, etc. I saw many role models which ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 07/29/08

The school atmosphere is very thick. I used to enter the school and the teachers looked happy, now they all look dull. It is as if they are just there. The principal seems to be really worried with how things look; this is really upsetting.

Posted by a other on 01/04/08

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Test scores for Desoto East Middle School

TAKS* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2011
Desoto East Middle School
Desoto Isd
* In 2010-2011, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in reading in grades 3 through 9; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in English language arts in grades 10 and 11; in mathematics in grades 3 through 11; in science in grades 5, 8, 10 and 11; and in social studies in grades 8, 10 and 11. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The grade 11 Exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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Desoto schools — Desoto East Middle School is located at 601 E Belt Line Rd, Desoto TX 75115. 601 E Belt Line Rd is in the 75115 ZIP code in Desoto, TX The school district for Desoto East Middle School is the Desoto Isd. Desoto East Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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