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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 30,638 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 70% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% 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
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
70%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1190
596 responses
Average ACT
26
744 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
30,638
Free or Reduced Lunch
44.9%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
29.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$260,639,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,058/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • 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 have grown up in okaloosa county my whole life. I've gone through school with all my elementary school friends and we all are close. I feel a sense of family, and okaloosa county has many fun activities and being in Florida has brought beautiful weather and beautiful beaches. Whenever you come to Florida make sure to stop by the beaches and I recommend trying seafood because it's delicious!
I have had a really good experience with the okaloosa school district. The academics are top notch and will prepare you for college. One thing I like about it is that there are so many types of activities to participate in ranging from sports to different types of clubs. The administration allows a variety of clubs to appeal to everybody. Everyone has somewhere to fit in, whether it’s in the band or on the volleyball team. The bathrooms in these schools need to be fixed though. Everytime I walk into one it grosses me out. I try to avoid the bathroom and most of the time I wait till afterschool to go to the bathroom. That is one of the problems that needs to be resolved because many people choose not to go to the bathrooms because of how dirty they are.