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DeSoto ISD is excited to Reconnect with students, families and staff this upcoming school year. The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year will be September 8, 2020. Below is a list of resources to help prepare for the 20-21 academic year:


High School Hours: 7:30 AM - 3:20 PM
Middle School Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:10 PM
Elementary School Hours: 8:00 AM - 3:50 PM


Seventh- through twelfth-graders are eligible to participate in University Interscholastic League (UIL) competitive athletics. All students must have physicals, parental acknowledgment forms, and emergency information on file before the first practice. 


All DeSoto ISD students are expected to follow the guidelines of student behavior as outlined in the DeSoto ISD Student Code of Conduct. Click here for the complete Student Code of Conduct book.


In the event or inclement weather, DeSoto ISD officials will notify the media prior to 6 a.m. on the day in question. In addition, the district utilizes a parent alert system to call and/or e-mail all DeSoto ISD families.

Campus Contact Information
Amber Terrace Discovery and Design Early Childhood Academy
Interim Principal: Wentress Bailey
224 Amber Ln., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-8757
Cockrell Hill Elementary School
Principal: Angela Robinson
425 S. Cockrell Hill Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-230-1692
Frank Moates Elementary School
Interim Principal: Robert Torres
1500 Heritage Blvd., Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Phone: 972-230-2881
Katherine Johnson Technology Magnet Academy
Principal: Angela Batiste
1200 Academy Way, DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: (972) 274-8026
The Meadows Elementary School
Principal: Leon Darden
1016 The Meadows Pkwy., DeSoto TX 75115
Phone: 972-224-0960
Ruby Young Elementary School
Principal: Shanta Duren
707 Young Blvd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-6505
Woodridge Elementary School
Principal: Tarsha Lunkin
1001 Woodridge, DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-3800
East Middle School
Interim Principal: Travis Anderson
601 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-0690
Curtistene S. McCowan Middle School
Principal: Kelli McWashington
1500 Majestic Meadows Dr., Glenn Heights, TX 75154
Phone: 972-274-8090
West Middle School
Interim Principal: Sissy Lowe
800 N. Westmoreland Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-230-1820
DeSoto High School
Principal: Shon Joseph
600 Eagle Dr., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-230-0726
Alternative Education Program
Principal: Homer Webb III
204 E. Belt Line Rd., DeSoto, TX 75115
Phone: 972-223-2242