Top 10 Best Bay County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 49 public schools serving 25,278 students in Bay County, FL (there are 13 private schools, serving 1,242 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Bay County, FL are educated in public schools compared to the FL state average of 87%. Bay County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
The top ranked public schools in Bay County, FL are University Academy Sabl Inc, North Bay Haven Career Academy and Rising Leaders Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Bay County, FL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Florida public school average of 59%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 56% statewide average). Schools in Bay County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of Florida public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Bay County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
University Academy Sabl Inc
Charter School
Math: 94% | Reading: 91%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1980 Discovery Loop
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 215-0097
Grades: K-8
| 672 students
Rank: #22.
North Bay Haven Career Academy
Charter School
Math: 95% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1 Buccaneer Dr
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 248-0801
Grades: 9-12
| 883 students
Rank: #33.
Rising Leaders Academy
Charter School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1527 Lincoln Ave
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 215-0844
Grades: K-12
| 254 students
Rank: #44.
Bay Virtual Franchise
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1515 June Ave
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 767-4460
Grades: K-12
| 403 students
Rank: #55.
Bay Haven Charter Middle School
Charter School
Math: 82% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2501 Hawks Landing Blvd
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 248-3500
Grades: 6-8
| 453 students
Rank: #66.
North Bay Haven Charter Academy Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Buccaneer Dr
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 248-0801
Grades: K-5
| 693 students
Rank: #77.
Bay Haven Charter Academy
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2501 Hawks Landing Blvd
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 248-3500
Grades: K-5
| 803 students
Rank: #88.
Patronis Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7400 Patronis Dr
Panama City, FL 32408
(850) 767-5075
Grades: PK-5
| 650 students
Rank: #99.
North Bay Haven Charter Academy Middle School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Buccaneer Dr
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 248-0801
Grades: 6-8
| 508 students
Rank: #1010.
Tyndall Academy
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7800 Tyndall Pkwy
Panama City, FL 32403
(850) 767-1714
Grades: PK-6
| 388 students
Rank: #1111.
Lynn Haven Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 W 9th St
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
(850) 767-1454
Grades: PK-5
| 541 students
Rank: #1212.
Surfside Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
300 Nautilus St
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 767-5180
Grades: 6-8
| 762 students
Rank: #1313.
West Bay Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
14813 School Dr
Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 767-1850
Grades: K-5
| 309 students
Rank: #1414.
Deane Bozeman School
Math: 66% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13410 Highway 77
Panama City, FL 32409
(850) 767-1300
Grades: PK-12
| 1,410 students
Rank: #1515.
Merriam Cherry Street Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1125 Cherry St
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-1480
Grades: PK-5
| 444 students
Rank: #1616.
A. Crawford Mosley High School
Math: 66% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
501 Mosley Dr
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
(850) 767-4400
Grades: 9-12
| 1,784 students
Rank: #1717.
Tommy Smith Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5044 Tommy Smith Dr
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 767-1688
Grades: PK-5
| 519 students
Rank: #1818.
Breakfast Point Academy
Math: 65% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
601 N Richard Jackson Blvd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 767-1190
Grades: PK-8
| 1,048 students
Rank: #1919.
Mowat Middle School
Math: 61% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1903 W Highway 390
Lynn Haven, FL 32444
(850) 767-4040
Grades: 6-8
| 777 students
Rank: #2020.
Palm Bay Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1104 Balboa Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 215-0770
Grades: K-5
| 303 students
Rank: #2121.
Northside Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2001 Northside Dr
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 767-1506
Grades: PK-5
| 561 students
Rank: #2222.
Hutchison Beach Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12900 Middle Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 767-5195
Grades: PK-5
| 631 students
Rank: #2323.
Deer Point Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4800 Highway 2321
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 767-5462
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #2424.
J.r. Arnold High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
550 N Alf Coleman Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 767-3700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,563 students
Rank: #2525.
Southport Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1835 Bridge St
Panama City, FL 32409
(850) 767-1636
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #2626.
Bay High School
Math: 45% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1200 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4600
Grades: 9-12
| 1,039 students
Rank: #2727.
Merritt Brown Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5044 Merritt Brown Way
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 767-3976
Grades: 6-8
| 621 students
Rank: #2828.
Hiland Park Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2507 E Baldwin Rd
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 767-4685
Grades: PK-5
| 494 students
Rank: #2929.
Callaway Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
7115 E Highway 22
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 767-1241
Grades: PK-5
| 384 students
Rank: #3030.
Waller Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
11332 E Highway 388
Youngstown, FL 32466
(850) 764-4341
Grades: PK-5
| 372 students
Rank: #3131.
Lucille Moore Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1900 Michigan Ave
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 767-1428
Grades: PK-5
| 455 students
Rank: #3232.
Parker Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
640 S Highway 22 A
Panama City, FL 32404
(850) 767-4570
Grades: PK-5
| 604 students
Rank: #3333.
Palm Bay Preparatory Academy 6-12
Charter School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1104 Balboa Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 215-0770
Grades: 6-12
| 259 students
Rank: #3434.
Rutherford High School
Math: 35% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 School Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4500
Grades: 6-12
| 1,379 students
Rank: #3535.
Margaret K. Lewis In Millville
Special Education School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
203 N East Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-1792
Grades: PK-12
| 167 students
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Bay County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
819 E 11th St
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4590
Grades: 9-12
| 234 students
0456 E 11th Street
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-733
Grades: 7-12
| 28 students
01311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-770
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
924 Bay Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-5576
Grades: 6-8
| 91 students
608 School Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-3776
Grades: 6-8
| 689 students
3016 Hwy 77
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 747-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 155 students
Hope School (Closed 2011)
Alternative School
11712 Van Doren Ln
Fountain, FL 32438
(850) 722-6117
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
203 N East Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4765
Grades: PK-5
| 311 students
2355 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 215-0770
Grades: 6-8
| 188 students
2010 W 12th St
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4565
Grades: PK-5
| 328 students
1025 Redwood Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4675
Grades: PK-5
| 261 students
200 E Beach Dr
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4715
Grades: 6-12
| 57 students
162 Detroit Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 872-4555
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
520 School Ave
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4575
Grades: PK-5
| 409 students
410 Lyndell Lane
Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 249-2144
Grades: K-5
| 18 students
3016 Highway 77
Panama City, FL 32405
(850) 767-5500
Grades: 12
| 381 students

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