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 12% over five years.
The teacher population of 42 teachers has grown by 10% 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 stayed the same 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 (1988-2014)
Asian
2%
3%
Mary Esther Elementary School Asian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
12%
30%
Mary Esther Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
31%
23%
Mary Esther Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
45%
41%
Mary Esther Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
10%
3%
Mary Esther Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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 (1987-2014)
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 (1990-2014)
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 (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Okaloosa School District's student population of 30,223 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,351 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has grown by 9% over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,950 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 14% 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 (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $270 MM $132 MM
Okaloosa School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $287 MM $140 MM
Okaloosa School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $9,351 $11,888
Okaloosa School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $9,950 $12,571
Okaloosa School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
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 SchoolCharter School
    Grades: KG-8 | 823 students
    0.9 miles
    546 Mary Esther Blvd
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3321
    0.9KG-8823
  • Fort Walton BeachAnnette P. Edwins Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 424 students
    1 miles
    7 Wright Parkway Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3333
    1PK-5424
  • Fort Walton BeachFort Walton Beach High School
    Grades: 9-12 | 1744 students
    1 miles
    400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3300
    19-121744
  • Fort Walton BeachSilver Sands-excep. ChildrenSpecial Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 138 students
    1.4 miles
    349 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3364
    1.4PK-12138
  • Fort Walton BeachMax Bruner Junior Middle School
    Grades: 6-8 | 806 students
    1.5 miles
    322 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3266
    1.56-8806

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