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
Mary Esther Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 47% Male / 53%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Mary Esther Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
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 less than the state average of 0.90. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1 15:1
Mary Esther Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
2%
Mary Esther Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
9%
28%
Mary Esther Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
25%
23%
Mary Esther Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
48%
43%
Mary Esther Elementary School White (1988-2012)
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 0.90
Mary Esther Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
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 (1988-2012)
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%
Mary Esther Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 29,385 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Okaloosa School District
Number of Schools
Managed
52
23
Number of Students Managed 29,385 9,989
Okaloosa School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $266 MM $138 MM
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: 2012 (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 Beach Liza Jackson Preparatory School
    Charter School
    546 Mary Esther Blvd
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3321
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  833  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Fort Walton Beach Fort Walton Beach High School
    400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3300
    1  mi  |  1756  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Fort Walton Beach Annette P. Edwins Elementary School
    7 Wright Parkway Sw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3333
    1  mi  |  419  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Fort Walton Beach Silver Sands-excep. Children
    Special Education School
    349 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3364
    Special Education School
    1.4  mi  |  145  students  |  Gr.  PK-12
  • Fort Walton Beach Max Bruner Junior Middle School
    322 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3266
    1.5  mi  |  829  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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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 0.42, which is lower than the Florida average of 0.9. The most diverse school district in Okaloosa County is Okaloosa School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.