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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Okaloosa County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. It has 31,855 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 63% in reading.
120 Lowery Pl SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Okaloosa County School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
71%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1190
915 responses
Average ACT
26
1,033 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
31,855
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$51,433
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.2%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$9,571/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$50,666
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$956
National
$949
Median Home Value
$179,600
National
$184,700

Okaloosa County School District Reviews

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I learn a lot in school and I love the community that I am surrounded with. In the Okaloosa county school district I love the education I am receiving. Since my freshmen year in high school I have had teachers that care about me and my success as a student and a person. They have always been willing to go the extra mile so I can fully learn all the material I need to learn and more! I also love some of the clubs. I am involved in NHS, FCA, and Youth Alive and it is so amazing to have a community of students surrounding me and walking out life with me. I personally love the Okaloosa County school district.
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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!
I have recently graduated from Niceville Senior High School which is part of the Okaloosa County School District and it was one of the best schools I have ever attended. I'm in a military family and originally started high school in Arizona. After freshman year, my family and I moved to Niceville Florida and I finished my school year there. Niceville High School was so focused on their students and making sure they have all the requirements in order to graduate. I was always talking to my counselor about classes and what I could do to improve my GPA. They also made sure the teachers were connect with their students through tutoring after school, going over questions in class, and even coming up with games to help kids learn. These schools have helped many people get into college through Bright Future Scholarships and dual enrollment at the college. I would highly recommend this school to many parents and students.