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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Okaloosa County School District is an above average, public school district located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. It has 31,093 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 71% of students are at least proficient in math and 64% in reading.
Address
120 Lowery Pl SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Telephone
(850) 833-3110

Okaloosa County School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
64%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1190
716 responses
Average ACT
26
854 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,093
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$260,639,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,571/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%

Okaloosa County School District Reviews

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I personally go to Niceville High School, so these stats are based on my experience here (Class of 2019, white female taking honors/AP classes). The honors and AP teachers at Niceville are some of the most amazing people I've met, and I genuinely learn a lot from most of them. However, from talking to friends who take regular courses, their teachers often lack a drive to teach, or don't know much else outside the textbook. Niceville HS seems to put more funding into sports than other things (the bathrooms, for instance, aren't the best, and other clubs/programs such as JROTC have to fend for themselves, so to speak). It's a pretty white, conservative area so if that's what you're looking for, go wild, but over the past four years I've seen NHS slowly becoming more diverse. Also, the new(er) principal Mr. Marello cares a lot, I enjoy his leadership. Go Eagles!
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I'm currently a senior at Fort Walton Beach High School and I can say that I was pleasantly surprised with my high school experience in this school district. Going into high school as a freshman you expect that all the worst experiences will happen to you, such as bullying or struggling in your classes. The academics are amazing and it gives every student an opportunity to prepare for college by getting credits for free through all the offered AP classes. The school district itself is known for doing well academically and through extra curricular programs as well. Every student has an opportunity to find their passion, which is what matters most.
Being a student in Okaloosa County is pretty great. The teachers are there to help you out whenever you need help. There are clubs for everyone. Whether it be the math club for those who like math to a key club that helps others in the community. Okaloosa country not has the regular high school courses but also hands on courses. These include automotive, electrical, cosmetology , and culinary. Okaloosa County will no only prepare you for college but to those who wish not to go to college it gives them the change to try different careers.