According to recent studies, more than half of all homebuyers with children under the age of 18 rank the quality of the local school district as a major influencer when buying a new home. Luckily, Desoto County Public Schools are some of the best in the state. According to the Desoto Times, the Mississippi Department of Education ranks Desoto County Schools as an “A” district. Desoto County is also home to several private schools and higher education options.
When you are looking to move, taking the time to research the local schools is important to families. To see how each local school ranks, there are a few websites that you can use to research. These websites include:
GreatSchools.org present actionable, research-based parenting information, including articles, videos, podcasts, and interactive tips, to help parents engage with and support their children’s academic and social-emotional development at every grade and stage from preK through 12th grade.
SchoolDigger.com has helped millions of parents evaluate school performance and quality. We have test scores, rankings, school and district boundaries, student/teacher ratios, ethnic makeup, and scores of other useful metrics and information for over 120,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States!
The most accurate way of deciding which school is right for your family, we recommend visiting the local school to see first-hand how it operates. Does the school seem warm and inviting? Do your children feel comfortable there? Other things to consider is how far the new house is to the school? Can your child walk to school, or will they need to take a bus? These are all considerations when choosing a new home and school district.