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Mission: The Mission of De Soto High School is to empower students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to build successful lives.   

Vision: De Soto High School ensures all students learn at a high level and have a positive sense of belonging, developing each student to be ready for their future.  

Underlying our mission and vision are six belief statements: 

    • Students learn by being positive risk-takers in an environment that is safe, clean, respectful, caring, and fair.     
    • All students offer a unique contribution to the school environment.     
    • All students can grow and thrive, and learning is rooted in trusting relationships. 
    • Students learn in a variety of ways.  
    • All students can learn from a relevant curriculum and experiences beyond the classroom.     
    • Student motivation and assumption of responsibility impact student learning.    

As a result of our individual and collective commitment to the Mission and Vision of De Soto High School, each staff member pledges the following:  

    • I will create a safe, respectful learning environment for all students and colleagues.  
    • I will deliberately build and maintain positive relationships and provide learning support for all students.    
    • I will value and/or create relevant learning experiences for students in and out of the classroom. 
    • I will insist on student engagement and communicate expectations of success.  
    • I will teach the identified essential standards and a rigorous curriculum for every student.  
    • I will actively collaborate with colleagues and assume collective responsibility for student learning.  
    • I will use evidence of student learning to meet the needs of individual students and pursue continuous improvement of my practice.  

Location: De Soto High School is located near K-10 and Lexington Avenue on 91st Street in De Soto, Kansas. We are a part of Unified School District No. 232 in Johnson County.


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35000 West 91st Street
De Soto, Kansas 66018



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Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm

School Hours:
Monday - Friday 7:50am - 2:55pm

School Mascot:
The Wildcat

School Colors:
Green & White

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The Kansas State Department of Education report card for De Soto High School may be viewed here.