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Transfer students weigh in on the differences within USD 232 high schools

Sophomore transfer student Ella Boxx shows off her new DHS shirt in the main hallway on September 25.

Maddie Meehan

Sophomore transfer student Ella Boxx shows off her new DHS shirt in the main hallway on September 25.

Maddie Meehan

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Over the past few years, De Soto High School has gained more new students that have transferred from Mill Valley High School. MVHS and DHS are the only two high schools in the De Soto School District and both are growing.

Sophomore Ella Boxx transferred to DHS this school year and is happy with her choice.

“I am very happy [with the choice]. De Soto has been very fun, and I’ve met a lot of nice people here. Mill Valley just didn’t have the atmosphere I liked,” Boxx said.

Mill Valley has over 1,350 students while DHS hasn’t even reached 1,000 yet, which could be the reason so many kids are transferring.

Boxx thinks the amount of kids at each school could also affect the the environment and bond in the classroom with the students and their teachers.

Boxx feels that “the teachers here are more hands-on and willing to help while the ones [teachers] at Mill Valley were not as focused and didnt have all their attention toward teaching since there were so many kids.”

Junior Corinne Daise decided the summer going into her freshman year to transfer to DHS.

“Most of my friends were going to De Soto. Plus, when I went to the freshman nights at the schools, I felt that De Soto was a pleasant and more calm environment,” Daise said.

Speaking of environments, when asked about the environment at MVHS, Boxx responded with,”there were a lot of kids that had no reason to be there. They would just sit on their phones the whole time. Definitely a lot of kids that made poor decisions.”

DHS has gained many new transfer students the last few years such as Boxx and Daise, and while every student has their own reasoning for attending DHS, De Soto is a possible option to  students who wish to transfer.

 

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