My son is in 1st grade also having attended kindergarten at Desoto. The teachers know the student's names as well as the parents. They have taken extra care and patience in classwork, the media center, music and the gifted program. The school is a hidden treasure with it's renovation and a truly caring principal, asst. principal and staff. Added bonus is the after school program at the adjacent Desoto Park.
DeSoto Elementary is a wonderful school. With its unique neighorhood attendance and warm, friendly feel coupled with its teacher dedication and scholastic goals and past achievement makes it one of the more attractive schools.
I have had two children go to Desoto, from K-5. This is the best elementary school to go to!The principal, and teachers, are awesome. Everyone helps each other, it's like one big family, instead of school. There is always something to participate in. It is a very clean school, and well kept.