A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Okaloosa County School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. It has 30,415 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 68% 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
68%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1190
529 responses
Average ACT
26
676 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
30,415
Free or Reduced Lunch
44%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,740
Teachers in First/Second Year

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 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!
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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.
Schooling is somewhat poor in Okaloosa county area. Schools are under-resourced and understaffed, and many children and parents are not content with the level of education they are receiving. A family friend of mine cannot get the needed care for her autistic son and has been handed around from school to school. Not only this, but the actual buildings are very run down, dating back to the 60's and 70's. Some buildings are even though to contain asbestos. Personally, I would recommend sending your children to a school out of this county or home schooling them.