Desoto County School District

Teachers and School Leaders

This page includes information on school leaders and the professional qualifications of teachers. All teacher data is represented as Full Time Equivalents, or FTEs. For example, a teacher who works half a school day would be represented as 0.5 FTEs.

Total Teacher FTEs

2,101.1

This is the total number of teacher FTEs.

Experienced Teachers

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

Total Number

1,624.3

Number of teachers with four or more years of experience.

Experienced Teachers

77.3%

Percentage of teachers with four or more years of teaching experience

Low Poverty

82.5%

Percent of teaching staff with four or more years of experience teaching in a school with low levels of poverty.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Provisional Teachers

Percent of teachers that hold an emergency or provisional license, a valid license to teach in Mississippi.

Total Number

136.9

The number of teachers who are teaching with a temporary or provisional license.

Provisional Teachers

6.5%

Percent of teachers that hold an emergency or provisional license, a valid license to teach in Mississippi.

Low Poverty

5.4%

Percent of teaching staff with a temporary or provisional license in low-poverty schools.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

In-Field Teachers

The percentage of teachers with a valid certificate and teaching a course for which they are properly endorsed.

Total Number

2,091.9

Number of teachers who are properly licensed for the subject matter they are teaching.

In-Field Teachers

99.6%

The percentage of teachers with a valid certificate and teaching a course for which they are properly endorsed.

Low Poverty

99.6%

Percent of teaching staff in a school with low levels of poverty who are properly licensed in the subject matter taught.

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The information is also reported by low-poverty and high-poverty school designations. A high-poverty school is one where >94% of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, while a low-poverty school is one where <63% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.

Number of Principals

Principals and assistant principals assigned to a school/district.

Total Number

115

The number of principals and assistant principals assigned to a school/district.

Experienced Principals

98.3%

Percent of principals and assistant principals with four or more years of experience.

Teachers and School Leaders

Experienced Teachers

  • Total Number 1,624.3
  • Percent 77.3%
  • Low Poverty Number 948.6
  • Low Poverty Percent 82.5%
  • High Poverty Number
  • High Poverty Percent

Provisional Teachers

  • Total Number 136.9
  • Percent 6.5%
  • Low Poverty Number 61.8
  • Low Poverty Percent 5.4%
  • High Poverty Number
  • High Poverty Percent

In-Field Teachers

  • Total Number 2,091.9
  • Percent 99.6%
  • Low Poverty Number 1,145.1
  • Low Poverty Percent 99.6%
  • High Poverty Number
  • High Poverty Percent

Number of Principals

  • Total Number 115
  • Experienced Number 113
  • Experienced Percent 98.3%

Mississippi Department of Education

PO Box 771
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3513

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Last updated 10/21/2021