Mary Esther Elementary School

Mary Esther Elementary School serves 599 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is equal to the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Mary Esther Elementary School operates within the Okaloosa School District.

Overview

The student population of 599 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 599 students
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Mary Esther Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2013)
Students by Grade Mary Esther Elementary School Students 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 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Asian
3%
2%
Hispanic
9%
28%
Black
25%
23%
White
48%
43%
All Ethnic Groups Mary Esther Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Mary Esther Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.45
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.
43%
49%
Mary Esther Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
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.
20%
8%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 34,286 students has grown by 17% over five years.
School District Name Okaloosa School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
23
Number of Students Managed 34,286 9,989
Okaloosa School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
District Total Revenue $266 MM $138 MM
Okaloosa School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $293 MM $159 MM
Okaloosa School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,140 $13,793
Okaloosa School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,066 $15,882
Okaloosa School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Liza Jackson Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Liza Jackson Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Liza Jackson Preparatory School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort Walton BeachLiza Jackson Preparatory School
    Charter School
    546 Mary Esther Blvd
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3321
    Charter School

    0.9 mi | 833 students | Gr. KG-12                      
  • Fort Walton BeachFort Walton Beach High School
    400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3300
    1 mi | 1756 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • Fort Walton BeachAnnette P. Edwins Elementary School
    7 Wright Parkway Sw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3333
    1 mi | 419 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Fort Walton BeachSilver Sands-excep. Children
    Special Education School
    349 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3364
    Special Education School

    1.4 mi | 145 students | Gr. PK-12                      
  • Fort Walton BeachOkaloosa Virtual Franchise
    322 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton BeachFL 32548
    (850)833-3266
    1.5 mi | 20 students | Gr. 6-12                      

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Did You Know?
Okaloosa County, FL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.39, which is lower than the Florida average of 0.45. The most diverse school district in Okaloosa County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.