About Us

Welcome to DeSoto Intermediate School!

DeSoto Intermediate is one of two elementary schools in the ADM district and we serve all students in grade three, four and five. We educate approximately 425 students and are committed to low class sizes, which typically run around 20 students per classroom. In addition to the general education staff, we also support our school community with personnel in the areas of Gifted and Talented Education, Special Education, Title 1 Reading, Guidance Counseling Services, Music, Physical Education, Technology Integration, Art, Instrumental Band and Media Center.

DeSoto Intermediate teachers are committed to providing our students with a quality education. Teachers see themselves as learners and are engaged in on-going professional development. We are highly trained in the area of literacy and apply our knowledge of comprehension into the content areas throughout the day. Our teachers have developed units for their contents, which are supported with Go Math and National Geographic resources as well as an extensive selection of trade books.

Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is implemented with enthusiasm at DeSoto Intermediate. Our PBIS mission is to foster and promote a safe and positive school environment that enhance student learning through teaching and recognizing positive behavior. Our staff believes in modeling interactions with one another that match student behavior expectations. At DeSoto Intermediate, we celebrate individuals, classrooms and our school accomplishments in many ways throughout the year!

Communication between the school and home is the key to a successful partnership. Whether you choose to become involved in our Watch DOGS program, attend musical concerts, join us for Donuts for Dads/ Muffins for Moms, or volunteer to read with students, we know that you will clearly see why our school is a wonderful place to learn.

Jodi Banse

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