Fort Walton Beach school information

IndexFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Average Test Scores52%49%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:117:116:1
Total public schools213,38879,221
Total private schools61,64024,874
Total post-secondary schools14667,963
The Fort Walton Beach, FL educational system consists of 21 public schools, 6 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Fort Walton Beach public schools have average test scores of 52% which is 5% higher than than the Florida average and 6% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Walton Beach public schools is 18:1, compared to 17:1 in Florida and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.6% have completed high school, 24.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Walton Beach are 6% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 21 public schools in Fort Walton Beach.
  • 84.2% of people in Fort Walton Beach have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.6% of people in Fort Walton Beach have completed high school.
  • 24.4% of people in Fort Walton Beach have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Walton Beach

IndexFort Walton BeachFloridaNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%84.0%84.3%
Completed high school83.6%83.0%83.0%
Completed some college60.9%58.0%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.4%37.4%38.5%
Completed bachelors24.4%27.9%30.3%
Completed masters9.6%10.0%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.8%3.1%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Fort Walton Beach (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Valparaiso, FL5,08482%67%
Niceville, FL14,32581%65%
Destin, FL13,31281%64%
Eglin AFB, FL2,11466%35%
Mary Esther, FL4,17766%34%
Fort Walton Beach, FL21,23852%6%

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Hutto, TX21,24178%58%
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Decatur, GA21,21038%22%
Fort Walton Beach, FL21,23852%6%
Source: The Fort Walton Beach, FL education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.