« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8 & Ungraded
Public
Southaven, MS
Students enrolled: 1,218
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Contact this school

2611 Central Parkway
Southaven, MS 38672

(662) 349-6660
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Desoto Central Middle School address.

Profile Completeness

INTERMEDIATE

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
May 26, 2014
Tht lady. Talking about the gym coach walking around with the paddle it's coach turnage coach turnage would never do anything so ur child needs to stop being a lil brat and grow a pair and get over it and on top of tht we have the guest test score out of mississispi and the whole district of desoto central and it is so not disorganized is so fun and they give us freedom but when it's time for studying and class it's fun and try about the coldness but tell them to bring a jacket

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2013
Very disorganized! Very shocked to find my child has over 20 kids in each of her classes. Even more shocked to hear of a gym coach that is intimidating the children by walking around during lunch slapping a PADDLE on the bottom of his shoe. Some of the teachers have the air conditioning cranked up so high, the kids have to wear jackets, and are shivering!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2010
THIS SCHOOL is horrible.. no parent teacher communication., and they rarely respond to your e-mails... good area.. but this school needs to take a good look at themselves and get off their high horse.,,, this is unacceptable.,,

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
July 27, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2008
I had a great time at Desoto Central Middle School. The teachers are great......well most of them anyways. I will miss that school. I do think that Desoto Central pushes us to make us better students. This is a great school.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2008
This year, (year of 2008-2009), they are going back to regular squedual. 7 Periods. They are not going to do the A and B day again... Although, the school is making all students do P.E and you can even earn credit in 8th grade. If you pass computer class, which you have to sign up to and is very hard to get, you get 1 credit. I do not think the school will have the same principal. He is very strict, but he can be very fair and communicates to parents fantastic! The teachers work their bottoms off to get these students to learn. Although, a lot of the students are rude... It's teenagers these days...

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
It's actually a good school. Theres hardly ever violence, and theres some nice teachers. The principal is very strick, but fair.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 02, 2008
I think the school is pretty good. Teachers could do a better job at communicating with the parents. When there was a fundraiser such as the cookie dough sales, working parents really didn't have a convenient time to pick up orders.

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
November 15, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
All students should be required to have PE. Foreign language should be offered. Study hall should not be a required class. This time could be used for another activity. An entire class period is used for remediation! What is this for. I think there could be a more efficient use of time. Some of the discipline rules are ridiculous. They are across the board no tolerance with not consideration of the circumstances. If your child is being picked on or even being beat up and they defend themselves, they are suspendedalongside the bad child. Children are only allowed to tattle. Are we raising a bunch of children that will have no skills for solving their own problems? They should also give national testing so we can really see how well our schools are doing.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
DCMS is smoke and mirrors. Yes they have music,sports,etc; but that doesn't mean your child will get to participate. The only advance class they have for seventh graders is pre algebra. Also this year they've started a new block system so theres a chance your child can have a 3 hour study hall and you have no say whatsoever. Heres the big kicker, not only do you pay big bucks to buy a house in this area, pay a heavy school tax. They don't even provide your child with an exceptional curriculum. Most people just agree that dcms is a great school because that's what they heard, but I ask that you really take a look at what your being fed.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
Academic programs could be improved. Not enough emphasis stressed on use of the textbook for reference and reinforcement. Homework isn't checked for correctness or content, only that it has been completed.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2007
I am a student at DCMS. It is a great school, although lacking some quality in areas. You have to be in the 'click' to be accepted. There are optional acadamic programs, but I feel there aren't really enough. The teachers are excellent, and the principal strict. We have music, art, sports, choir, Beta, Spotlight, Fellowship Christian Students, but other than that, there are no other activities. It might sound like a lot, but it's not. Parents are involved, but again, you have to be in the 'click.'

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2007
For the most part, I believe DCMS is a good school. I do wish the curriculum was more challenging and gave more recognition to hardworking students. It's great they give the students multiple options for extra curricular activities, but sometimes the funding isn't there. I find that to be disturbing considering the economical demographics of the area and parent involvlement.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2006
We are new to the Desoto County School System and are for the most part very pleased. Our daughter has been included in social as well as academic environments. It is such a good feeling when your child wants to attend school and feels accomplishments (within their ability range). I hope to stay employed in the county primarily so that our child can attend this school system! We live in Memphis and believe me the drive is worth it!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2006
Both of my children attend this school. Overall, I think the school is pretty good. Keep in mind that the Desoto Central schools are not old schools yet. In time more and more extracurricular activities and more educational opportunities will come out. The Desoto Central schools are growing at a very rapid rate. There is a major population shift to Desoto County. Considering this, I think that the teachers, principal, etc. are doing a good job. There used to not be enough discipline in these schools, but I see it improving. They do appear to be cracking down on problem students and working with the parents. There is a terrible problem of some bullying occuring at this school. Your going to have this in most schools irregardless. The staff is working on this with what appears to be an empathy methodology. If your child loves band then this is it.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
October 05, 2004
Desoto Middle is a school with a great atmosphere. I think students feel at home. It would be great to see some options for students to take a foreign language. I wished that all the staff were on the same page for discipline in the classroom instead of an individual basis.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2004
I think Desoto Central is a great school. I have a child at the middle and high school. The school school has to be strict on the conduct or our schools will be like the rest.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
This is an outstanding school...I highly recommend it. I know many parents who, have taken their children out of private school,SBEC(which is down the road)and enrolled them in the Desoto Central School campus. They have no regrets. The elementary, middle and high scholl are all on one campus. Very convientent.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2004
This school lacks in parent/teacher communication. The teachers do not feel a need to contact the parents, nor does the principal. The parents do not know what is going on and the PTO only includes the families that have a non working parent. Improvement is needed.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
I feel that Desoto Central is a very political school. There is a lot of parental involvement, a majority of the parents are in there to see who can do what for who. I think that the CMS test are a joke. Especially in math! My child had to take a CMS test 3 times, even after he made a 100 on the test. Why? because most of the class failed it and the teacher needed them to pass it to make herself look good. I've had to get a tutor for him. She doesn't send any of their test grades home and she doesn't return his tutors calls. I've heard from other parents who also think that they need better math teachers up there.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2003
Desoto Central Elementary is a great school but I feel as though they are to strict for a elementary school on conduct.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Facebook


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: October 29, 2014

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Desoto Central Middle School
2611 Central Parkway, Southaven, MS  38672
(662) 349-6660
Last modified Desoto Central Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Desoto Central Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top