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Nestled in a small agricultural community, the School District of DeSoto County is located 40 miles to the east of Sarasota, FL and includes three elementary schools (Memorial Elementary, West Elementary, and Nocatee Elementary), one middle school (DeSoto Middle), and one high school (DeSoto County High School). Initial instructional salary placement is based on experience. Ten-month teaching positions start between $48,000 - $54,300, eleven-month teaching positions start between $55,102 - $62,334, and twelve-month teaching positions start between $61,224 - $69,260.
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The central purpose of the School District of DeSoto County is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills they need to be productive adults in our global society. We are dedicated to educating students to be ready for college, career, and life with 21st-century skills in communication, collaboration, problem solving, and citizenship. Through nurturing classroom communities and a robust curriculum in the humanities, sciences, and fine arts, we empower students to fulfill their dreams. We aim to promote inquiry, discovery, creativity, and curiosity while differentiating instruction to meet the individualized needs and interests of our students. We value a strong partnership with our parents, educators, support staff, students, and community as we prepare our students for the future.

At a Glance

  • 1:1 Student to Chromebook
  • 28 Sports Teams
  • 22 School Clubs
  • $110K Awarded in Scholarships

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