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Teachers teach. Students learn. Everyone else supports.


Niceville High School educates all students.


Niceville High School provides a school setting in which students pursue a challenging course of study that enriches their high school experience while preparing them for the future.


As does the Eagle. SOAR!


  • The coordination and articulation of the curriculum lead to a shared vision by teachers and administrators for student learning.

  • Student’s learning needs drive the decision-making process.

  • Students learn in a variety of ways and need a variety of instructional approaches to support their learning.

  • Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process.

  • Effective curriculum and instructional practices incorporate a variety of learning activities to accommodate differences in learning styles.

  • The school values the individuality of each student.

  • A safe and physically comfortable environment promotes student learning.

  • Teachers, students, administrators, parents and community share the responsibility for advancing the school’s mission.

  • A commitment to continuous improvement is imperative if our school is going to enable students to become confident, self-directed, life-long learners.

  • The instructional and organizational systems of the school support expectations for student learning.

School Profile & Achievements

Niceville High School (NHS) is located in a residential community in the panhandle of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico.  It is home to Eglin Air Force Base as well as numerous small businesses and industries including fishing, textiles, and government-related contract work. The average income and educational level is well above the national norm.

Niceville High School  is a public high school and is SACS-accredited.  NHS is considered to be a top high school within the high performing Okaloosa County School District. In 1996 NHS was selected as one of 226 secondary schools (private and public) to be designated as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. NHS was also named a New American High School in 2001, one of only 13 in the nation to earn that honor. The State of Florida Department of Education rated the school an A+ in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007, 2008.

Niceville High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We were awarded national recognition through two U.S. Department of Education programs:

  • Rated as an A+ school by the State of Florida Department of Education

  • Five Star School Award

  • Blue Ribbon National School of Excellence

  • American High School Showcase Site

  • Ranked nationally by US News and Washington Post

Niceville is a residential community located in the panhandle of Florida near the Gulf of Mexico. Situated on Choctawhatchee Bay, it is home to Eglin Air Force Base as well as many businesses and industries, including fishing, textiles, and government-related contract work. The average income and educational level is above the national norm.

Total Enrollment 2099
9 - 591
10 - 530
11 - 473                   
12 - 490
Males - 1064
Females - 1020

155 Professional Staff:

  • 55 Bachelor’s Degrees

  • 54 Master’s Degrees

  • 4 Specialist’s Degree

  • 2 Doctorate Degrees

Class rank is based on all courses and all students. GPA is based on a 4.0 scale with an extra 1.0 quality point awarded for Advanced Placement, AICE, gifted studies, dual enrollment courses, and some IT courses.  Honors courses will receive a .5 extra quality point.

Twenty-three Advanced Placement and ten AICE courses are offered in the areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign language, physical education and other electives totaling over 114 weighted honors, gifted and advanced-level courses throughout the curriculum.  Dual enrollment courses are offered through an articulation agreement with the local college.  All courses are available to any student willing to accept the challenge. 

A = 90-100
B = 80-89
C = 70-79
D = 60- 69
F = 59 and below

Twenty four credits are required for a high school diploma in Florida.
Each class receives ½ credit per semester.
English                                      4 credits
Mathematics                             4 credits
Science                                      3 credits
Social Studies                          3 credits
Electives                                    8 credits
Fine Arts/Practical Arts            1 credit
Physical Education                  ½ credit
Personal Fitness                     ½ credit

An eighteen-credit graduation option is also available as required by the FL DOE.

2017-2018 GRADUATION RATE: 97.7

Composite 24.3; English 23.9; Math 23.6; Reading 25.3; Science 24

Mean Score: 1180; ERW 597; Math 584


  • Cambridge Assessment International Education

  • College Board

  • CHOICE IT Institute

  • Art and Music

  • Honors and Gifted

  • Foreign Languages

  • ESE Services

  • Intensive Studies

  • Credit Recovery

Niceville Senior High School
800 E. John Sims Parkway
Niceville, Florida 32578
TELEPHONE (850) 833-4114
FAX (850) 833-4267                         
Visit us on the Web - http://www.nicevillehighschool.org
CEEB/ACT Code number 101-232