Mary Esther Elementary School

Mary Esther Elementary School serves 634 students in grades PK - 5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 59%.
Mary Esther Elementary School operates within the Okaloosa School District.

School Overview

The student population of 634 students has grown by 15% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 634 students
Mary Esther Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Mary Esther Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Mary Esther Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Mary Esther Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 16:1
Mary Esther Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Mary Esther Elementary School Asian Students (1988-2014)
Hispanic
12%
30%
Mary Esther Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
Black
31%
23%
Mary Esther Elementary School Black Students (1988-2014)
White
45%
41%
Mary Esther Elementary School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
10%
3%
Mary Esther Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Mary Esther Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown FL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.68 0.46
Mary Esther Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
53%
52%
Mary Esther Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
10%
6%
Mary Esther Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 30,223 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $9,351 is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,950 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 22% over four years.
School District Name Okaloosa School District
Number of Schools
Managed
54
22
Number of Students Managed 30,223 10,137
Okaloosa School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $270 MM $132 MM
Okaloosa School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $287 MM $140 MM
Okaloosa School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $9,351 $11,888
Okaloosa School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,950 $12,571
Okaloosa School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Fort Walton Beach High School (1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Silver Sands-excep. Children (1.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Liza Jackson Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fort Walton BeachLiza Jackson Preparatory School
    Charter School
    0.9 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 823 students546 Mary Esther Blvd
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3321
    0.9KG-8823
  • Fort Walton BeachAnnette P. Edwins Elementary School
    1 miles | Grades: PK-5 | 424 students7 Wright Parkway Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3333
    1PK-5424
  • Fort Walton BeachFort Walton Beach High School
    1 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1744 students400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3300
    19-121744
  • Fort Walton BeachSilver Sands-excep. Children
    Special Education School
    1.4 miles | Grades: PK-12 | 138 students349 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3364
    1.4PK-12138
  • Fort Walton BeachMax Bruner Junior Middle School
    1.5 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 806 students322 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3266
    1.56-8806

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