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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Fort Walton Beach High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. It has 1,654 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.
Address
400 Hollywood Blvd SW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Telephone
(850) 833-3300
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Fort Walton Beach High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
109 responses
Average ACT
26
164 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$52,107
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Median Home Value
$166,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
87%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Pep Rallys
    17%
  • Christmas Connection
    16%
  • Friday night football
    16%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Senior week
    11%
  • Rivalry week versus Chochtawhatchee HS
    8%
  • Track Season
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,654
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,977
Teachers in First/Second Year
1.6%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.44 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.44 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.44 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,571/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.55 responses
51%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.55 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.55 responses
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Fort Walton Beach High School Reviews

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Fort Walton Beach High School excels at all and every thing involved with the students education. Resources such as tutoring, counseling, and opportunities for scholarships are readily available, which is most likely why it is an A+ school because students are so prepped for exams. Each individual on the staff is truly concerned about the students welfare. Students can go to just about any adult for the best advice in terms of education. Fort Walton Beach High School provides an safe open atmosphere for its adherents to learn and prosper. Part of the peaceful atmosphere is acceptance of diversity. Each individual is different and unique in their own way ,and everyone has their own hobby that they like to do best whether it be the writing club, sports, or the National Honors Society. The school truly lives up to its motto "Excellence In All We Do."
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In Fort Walton Beach High School, I was offered many opportunities to get a better education. Our school offered many AP courses. There were also many clubs that helped you gain community service hours. The amount of school spirit is amazing! Students look forward to every pep rally and we come together to support each other in sports, academics, and everything else. It's a school filled with great teachers and students who motivate and encourage each other to have a bright future.
Great community and lots of school pride! I loved every moment of my high school career. The support behinds sporting events are amazing no matter what sport. The schools motto is everyone here is known and valued. Which I truly Believe was accurate.