DeSoto County Schools was named an "A" school district based on accountability results from the 2018-2019 school year. Only nine districts in Mississippi have achieved the "A" for the last four consecutive years.
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) visited all A-ranked school districts. District leaders, school board members, principals, teachers, students, and community members joined Dr. Carey Wright, State Superintendent of Education, at each location. DeSoto Central Middle School was the gathering spot to recognize DCS.