About Us


The Okaloosa County School District is located in the Panhandle of Florida, known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and crystal-clear water. We are fortunate to have a strong military presence and a well-educated community which supports our schools.


Placing students on a pathway to success by providing high quality instruction, a wide array of marketable experiences, and unparalleled extracurricular opportunities while developing relationships that meet both their academic and emotional needs.


Preparing today's students for success within and beyond the classroom.


  •  930 Square Miles

  •  202,970 Residents*

  •  32,362 Veteran Residents*

* Source: https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/okaloosacountyflorida/PST045217


The Okaloosa County School District is one of the largest employers in Okaloosa County:

  • 1981 Instructional employees

    • 752 hold advanced degrees

    • 18 hold National Board Certifications

  • 1255 Support Staff employees

  • 94 School-Based Administrators

  • 69 District Administrators


The Okaloosa County School District serves approximately 30,000 students from pre-kindergarten to adult education. Each of our schools has its own distinct characteristics while sharing the unified mission and vision of the District.

  • 19 Elementary Schools

  • 8 Middle Schools

  • 4  High Schools

  • 7  K-8, K-12 Community Schools

  • 1  Best Chance North

  • 5 Charter/Contract Schools

  • 1 STEMM Academy

  • 1 Okaloosa Technical College (OTC)

  • Home School

  • Okaloosa Online School

Our schools provide a safe environment where students learn a challenging curriculum based on the Florida State Standards. Okaloosa consistently ranks among the top school districts in the State of Florida at all levels of student achievement.

As part of our commitment to excellence, our entire school district has been accredited by SACS-CASI. Our students score above the state and national averages on standardized tests, including the SAT and ACT.

According to the annual Post-secondary Plan, 64% of the graduating seniors indicate that they plan to go on to higher education or technical training.


A fleet of 231 school buses transports over 16,000 students more than 3.2 million miles per year in addition to 182,000 miles for extra-curricular activities and field trips.


Okaloosa County's high schools offer a wide variety of advanced academic opportunities designed to help students build a strong foundation for long-term educational success:


The Okaloosa County School District works closely with CareerSource Okaloosa/Walton to identify key industries with a future need for skilled workers. Offering a wide variety of courses at the high and middle school level, Okaloosa County’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program allow students the possibility of earning industry certification, college credit, and high school credit all at once.

High School CTE Programs

  • Baker School - Carpentry, Applied Robotics, Culinary Arts, Early Childcare Education, and Information Technology

  • Choctawhatchee HS – Advanced Manufacturing, Carpentry, Emergency Medical Responder, Engineering, and Information Technology

  • Crestview HS – Advanced Manufacturing, Applied Robotics, Automotive Service Tech, Cosmetology, Criminal Justice, Culinary Arts, Electricity, Emergency Medical Responder, Engineering, HVAC, Information Technology, Practical Nursing, and Welding Technology

  • Fort Walton Beach HS – Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Science, Emergency Medical Responder, Engineering, and Information Technology

  • Laurel Hill School – Carpentry and Information Technology

  • Niceville HS – Applied Robotics, Emergency Medical Responder, Culinary Arts, and Information Technology

Middle School CTE Programs

  • Baker School - Carpentry, Information Technology, and STEM

  • Bruner MS – Carpentry, Health Occupations, Information Technology, STEM

  • Davidson MS – Health Occupations, Information Technology, and STEM

  • Destin MS - Information Technology and STEM

  • Lewis School - Information Technology and STEM

  • Meigs MS - Information Technology and STEM

  • Pryor MS – Advanced Manufacturing, Carpentry, Information Technology, and STEM

  • Ruckel MS - Information Technology and STEM

All students have the opportunity to take dual enrollment courses offered at Okaloosa Technical College.  Programs offered:  HVAC, Applied Cybersecurity, Automotive, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Technology Support Services, Cosmetology, Electricity, Marine Services Technology, Practical Nursing, Solar Technology, and Welding Technology.


  • Baker School - Army JROTC

  • Choctawhatchee HS - Air Force JROTC

  • Crestview HS - Army JROTC

  • Fort Walton Beach HS - Air Force JROTC

  • Niceville HS - Air Force JROTC


  • Healthy School District Silver Award - earned for maintaining a healthy environment for students, employees, and the community