Fort Walton Beach High School

Fort Walton Beach High School serves 1,756 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 57%.
Fort Walton Beach High School operates within the Okaloosa School District.
The school district's 81% graduation rate is higher than the FL state average of 70%.

Overview

The student population of 1756 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 97 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,756 students
Fort Walton Beach High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 97 teachers
Fort Walton Beach High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Fort Walton Beach High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 16:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 18:1 15:1
Fort Walton Beach High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
Fort Walton Beach High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
6%
28%
Fort Walton Beach High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
12%
23%
Fort Walton Beach High School Black (1988-2012)
White
68%
43%
Fort Walton Beach High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fort Walton Beach High School Sch Ethnicity Fort Walton Beach High 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.
0.51 0.90
Fort Walton Beach High 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.
18%
49%
Fort Walton Beach High 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.
5%
8%
Fort Walton Beach High 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.
The district's graduation rate of 81% has decreased from 97% 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)
Graduation Rate 81% 70%
Okaloosa School District Graduation Rate (2001-2009)
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: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Silver Sands-excep. Children (0.5 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Silver Sands-excep. Children (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Annette P. Edwins Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Fort Walton Beach Annette P. Edwins Elementary School
    7 Wright Parkway Sw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3333
    0  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
    0.5  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
    0.6  mi  |  829  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Virtual Franchise
    322 Holmes Blvd Nw
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3266
    0.6  mi  |  20  students  |  Gr.  6-12
  • Fort Walton Beach Liza Jackson Preparatory School
    Charter School
    546 Mary Esther Blvd
    Fort Walton Beach , FL , 32548
    (850)833-3321
    Charter School
    0.8  mi  |  833  students  |  Gr.  KG-12

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Did You Know?
Fort Walton Beach, 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 0.57, which is higher than the Florida average of 0.42. The most diverse school in Fort Walton Beach is Ocean City Elementary School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Florida or national school diversity statistics.