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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
South Walton High School is an above average, public school located in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. It has 859 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
645 Greenway Trl
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
128 responses
Average ACT
27
92 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$53,785
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$950
National
$949
Median Home Value
$222,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Pep-rallies and all of our athletic games
    26%
  • Grill team
    16%
  • Pep rallies
    13%
  • Drama Club
    10%
  • Leadership activities
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
859
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,428
Teachers in First/Second Year
32.4%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,660/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
10%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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I love South Walton High School! South Walton has been my home for the past four years and I have never felt anything but comfortable here. I have made many amazing friends as well as met many amazing teachers. South Walton creates very highly academic students with their rigorous classes and clubs. South Walton High School will always be loved in my heart!
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South Walton has majorly improved it's quality of education, and it's reputation over the past few years. The principal has whipped this school into shape and it is well run. The students are under watchful eyes and there are many rules that go towards keeping each and every student safe and out of trouble. They have a no tolerance policy for bullying or anything that goes against school policies. Overall, the school is in perfect condition physically and it is in very good hands.
This school has many contributing factors that make it great. South Walton High School has great academics and administration. The college readiness outside of the classroom is very limited. The Advanced Placement classes are readily available, but to be prepared for college you need more than just textbook smarts. The clubs and activities offered all wonderful. There is a very wide range of sports for everyone. However, our sports teams aren't the best in the world. We do amazing with the teams we are given. At South Walton High School, there is a lot of parent involvement. At our sports events, you will always see parents in the crowd. Our parents help make many decisions in our school environment as well.