Top 10 Best Okaloosa County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 51 public schools serving 32,340 students in Okaloosa County, FL (there are 14 private schools, serving 2,499 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Okaloosa County, FL are educated in public schools (compared to the FL state average of 87%). Okaloosa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
The top ranked public schools in Okaloosa County, FL are Okaloosa Stemm Center, Northwest Florida Ballet Academie and Bluewater Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Okaloosa County, FL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 60% (versus the Florida public school average of 48%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Okaloosa County have an average ranking of 9/10, which is in the top 20% of Florida public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Florida public school average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

Best Okaloosa County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Okaloosa Stemm Center
Magnet School
Math: 98% | Reading: 98%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
379 Edge Ave
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 833-4120
Grades: 6-8
| 328 students
Rank: #22.
Northwest Florida Ballet Academie
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
310 Perry Ave Se
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 664-7787
Grades: 3-8
| 130 students
Rank: #33.
Bluewater Elementary School
Math: 86% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4545 Range Rd
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 833-4240
Grades: PK-5
| 952 students
Rank: #44.
Liza Jackson Preparatory School
Charter School
Math: 84% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
546 Mary Esther Blvd Ste 1
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3321
Grades: K-8
| 969 students
Rank: #55.
James E Plew Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
220 Pine Ave
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 833-4100
Grades: PK-5
| 830 students
Rank: #66.
Collegiate High School At Northwest Florida State College
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
100 College Blvd E
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 729-4949
Grades: 10-12
| 280 students
Rank: #77.
C. W. Ruckel Middle School
Math: 81% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
201 Partin Dr N
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 833-4142
Grades: 6-8
| 1,146 students
Rank: #88.
Eglin Elementary School
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
200 Gaffney Rd
Eglin Afb, FL 32542
(850) 833-4320
Grades: PK-4
| 450 students
Rank: #99.
Niceville Senior High School
Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
800 John Sims Pkwy E
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 833-4114
Grades: 9-12
| 2,095 students
Rank: #1010.
Destin Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
630 Kelly St
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 833-4360
Grades: PK-4
| 940 students
Rank: #1111.
Lula J. Edge Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 Highway 85 N
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 833-4138
Grades: PK-5
| 538 students
Rank: #1212.
Destin Middle School
Math: 69% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4608 Legendary Marina Dr
Destin, FL 32541
(850) 833-7655
Grades: 5-8
| 811 students
Rank: #1313.
Antioch Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4700 Whitehurst Ln
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 683-7540
Grades: PK-5
| 947 students
Rank: #1414.
Kenwood Elementary School
Math: 68% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
15 Eagle St Ne
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3570
Grades: PK-5
| 574 students
Rank: #1515.
Addie R. Lewis School
Math: 66% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
281 Mississippi Ave
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 833-4130
Grades: PK-8
| 699 students
Rank: #1616.
Florosa Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1700 W Highway 98
Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 833-4381
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #1717.
Northwood Elementary School
Math: 63% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
501 4th Ave
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7252
Grades: PK-5
| 833 students
Rank: #1818.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
3400 E Redstone Ave
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7203
Grades: PK-5
| 942 students
Rank: #1919.
Shalimar Elementary School
Math: 54% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1350 Joe Martin Cir
Shalimar, FL 32579
(850) 833-4339
Grades: PK-5
| 604 students
Rank: #2020.
Davidson Middle School
Math: 59% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6261 Old Bethel Rd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 683-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 1,094 students
Rank: #2121.
Bob Sikes Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
425 Adams Dr
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7268
Grades: PK-5
| 796 students
Rank: #2222.
Fort Walton Beach High School
Math: 54% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,704 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Clifford Meigs Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
150 Richbourg Ave
Shalimar, FL 32579
(850) 833-4301
Grades: 6-8
| 593 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Walker Elementary School
Math: 52% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2988 Stillwell Blvd
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7220
Grades: PK-5
| 848 students
Rank: #2525.
Mary Esther Elementary School
Math: 53% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
320 E Miracle Strip Pkwy
Mary Esther, FL 32569
(850) 833-3371
Grades: PK-5
| 471 students
Rank: #2626.
Laurel Hill School
Math: 58% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
8078 4th St
Laurel Hill, FL 32567
(850) 652-4111
Grades: PK-12
| 427 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Crestview High School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1250 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7177
Grades: 9-12
| 2,280 students
Rank: #27 - 2827. - 28.
Shoal River Middle School
Math: 49% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3200 E Redstone Ave
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7229
Grades: 6-8
| 907 students
Rank: #2929.
Crestview Youth Academy
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4448 Straight Line Rd
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7177
Grades: 6-12
| 24 students
Rank: #3030.
Baker School
Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1369 14th St
Baker, FL 32531
(850) 689-7279
Grades: PK-12
| 1,464 students
Rank: #3131.
Wright Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
305 Lang Rd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3580
Grades: PK-5
| 618 students
Rank: #3232.
W. C. Pryor Middle School
Math: 50% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Racetrack Rd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3613
Grades: 6-8
| 716 students
Rank: #3333.
Choctawhatchee Senior High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
110 Racetrack Rd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3614
Grades: 9-12
| 1,641 students
Rank: #3434.
Elliott Point Elementary School
Math: 38% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
301 Hughes St Ne
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3355
Grades: PK-5
| 568 students
Rank: #3535.
Max Bruner Junior Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
322 Holmes Blvd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3266
Grades: 6-8
| 785 students
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Okaloosa County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1015 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 301-3090
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
207 4th St Se
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 244-2711
Grades: 6-12
| 36 students
110 Racetrack Rd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3614
Grades: 9-12
| 65 students
1250 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-5532
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
720 Lovejoy Rd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3106
Grades: 4-8
| 42 students
120 Lowery Place, S.e.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3100
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
400 Hollywood Blvd Sw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3300
Grades: 9-12
| 64 students
461 School Avenue
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7433
Grades: 8-11
| 19 students
4448 Straight Line Rd
Crestview, FL 32539
(850) 689-7800
Grades: 6-12
| 18 students
1250 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7177
Grades: 9-12
| 50 students
101 Chinquapin Drive
Eglin Afb, FL 32542
(850) 833-4311
Grades: PK-5
| 559 students
720 Essex Rd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3556
Grades: PK-5
| 434 students
1976 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
(850) 833-3889
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
9120 Lowery Place, Se
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-310
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
461 School Ave
Crestview, FL 32536
(850) 689-7149
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
100 College Boulevard
Niceville, FL 32578
(850) 729-4949
Grades: 1-12
| 239 students
6751 Berryhill St
Holt, FL 32564
(850) 983-5065
Grades: 7-12
| 23 students
379 Edge Avenue
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 833-4120
Grades: PK-5
| 486 students
379 Edge Ave
Valparaiso, FL 32580
(850) 833-4120
Grades: PK
| 10 students
720 Lovejoy Rd Nw
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-3345
Grades: PK-12
| 37 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Okaloosa County, FL?
The top ranked public schools in Okaloosa County, FL include Okaloosa Stemm Center, Northwest Florida Ballet Academie and Bluewater Elementary School. Okaloosa County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Florida.
How many public schools are located in Okaloosa County, FL?
51 public schools are located in Okaloosa County, FL.
What percentage of students in Okaloosa County, FL go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Okaloosa County, FL are educated in public schools (compared to the FL state average of 87%).
What is the racial composition of students in Okaloosa County, FL?
Okaloosa County, FL public schools minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Florida public schools average of 64% (majority Hispanic).

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