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9-12
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Niceville, FL
Students enrolled: 1,959

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800 East John Sims Parkway
Niceville, FL 32578

(850) 833-4114
(850) 833-4267
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March 31, 2014
Why is there such a large area for football (both a stadium and practice field) but no real soccer field? Doesn't seem fair....

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
We are relieved that child is leaving this school after her freshman year. NHS has changed in recent years and not for the better. They are trying too hard to embrace the "everybody gets a hug & a trophy" mentality of liberal schools in larger metro areas. The kids who really work hard are not being properly recognized or rewarded for their efforts. There's lots of politics going on; the faculty and staff are afraid to say or do anything about bullying and harassment. Hard working Christian kids should never feel ashamed or afraid to be themselves! There are still some really great teachers there but, they're afraid to step out of line, politically speaking. This is censorship at it's ugliest. All of the great reviews are based on the NHS of the past. I'm afraid those glory days are gone forever, it's a shame.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2013
I went to Niceville for four years. I think it was great! I had a lot of pride (and still do) because everything at Niceville is superior- all of our sports, academics and otherwise. They have many courses to offer and many extracurriculars as well. They also let you have freedom to create your own clubs and feel like you have a say in the school. My only real complaint is that it was very cold in some of the classrooms.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2013
I have 3 children in this school. This school idolizes their atheletes. If you play on varsity team you will pass no questions asked. I have seen students with numerous failing grades end up with an A. Volunteer at this school and it will be an eye opener. Many of the teachers are related or married -nepotism is prevalent here.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2012
Teachers are not good I agreee with the previous comment. The guidance counselor we have had for 3 years is bad too. No enthusiasm at all, like they are just there to get the tenure. Football rules all and the players act really entitled. The new principle seems to care but old habits die hard.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
I really like that this HS seems pretty safe with a positive & pleasant atmosphere. No fights yet this year, while my son's old HS in AZ has had at least one everyday. My son reports that students respect the teachers and behave well in class (at least in his classes). There is A LOT of opportunities to get involved in different things.

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April 08, 2010
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July 25, 2009
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no rating July 31, 2008
I am kinda in the middle of this whole thing. I agree that overall, it is a very highly rated school, and all the faculty I have come in contact with have been very good as well. However, I do have to agree with another review that stated the kids that were motivated, smart, outgoing ( like my daughter ) will do well. However the kids that have a more difficult time with learning and maybe are not as motivated (like my son) seem to get pushed along, treated differently, and generaly dont have that great of a high school experience there. Even my daughter, who will graduate with honors this year, has stated she feels the school is very much over-crowded, many of the kids lack respect for their teachers, and consequently, she has had a difficult time learning like she would want to.

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July 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
I love this highschool. the teachers are both friendly and strict allowing for a both laid back and yet structured atmosphere, not to mons it's location and Niceville in generally is just a calm peaceful place. I love it, it's probably my most favorite place in the world. And after attending other Highschools you really do notice how much better a school really is.

- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
Niceville is an exceptionally fine high school that consistently receives 'A+' ratings and national honors. It offers unique opportunities such as the world-class NaGISA marine science team, a computer technology academy, and phenomenal voice and instrumental music programs. It is safe and has fewer problems with drugs and other issues than most high schools. The new principle (installed Jan 2007) is completely dedicated to the kids as well as to the school and the school continues to improve despite the belief that it couldn't possibly get any better. We left the military early just so we could ensure that our children will all attend this high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
My son just graduated this May with Bright Futures, His experience was a great one! Great support from teachers and wonderful school spirit I have an other son starting this fall as a freshmen and I'm looking forward to being a part of the great enviroment and high standards of Niceville Teachers,Coachs and Students A plus many years running!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2007
As a local business man I must say that this is not a school that turns out intelligent young adults. Reading/writing and basic math skills are extemely lacking. Of course the schools are highly rated with the concentration on FCAT test and the low failure rates of individual students (they don't let many fail). I must admit that from a social stance I would say that no finer school in the world can be found. Every child is good enough to make whatever team they want to be on. The enviroment is safe and friendly. And the staff seem to be kind and caring. If your kid is a smart and motivated there are plenty of outstanding chances at this school but if your child is average or lazy the system will just drag him/her along enough to graduate.

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2007
I cant say enough about the school. The academic selection and quality are outstanding.Students of all levels are supported and challenged here. My children have both received a wonderful, well-rounded education and made friendships with peers and teachers that will last a lifetime. With my senior being recruited by MIT, Yale and Harvard,what else could a parent ask for? Student individuality is fostered, academics are highly promoted and Football is open to any one who has the muster to stick with it.Is the team good? How many schools do you know that offer 'season' tickets that sell out every year. The music program is phenomenal. There are clubs and extra curricular activities galore. Parent involvement is superb, but not forced. As a military parent, having seen schools from VA, to Rome, Italy. I haven't found one better.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2006
Some schools excel in sports some in academics. Niceville high school excels in both. Number one school not only in Okaloosa County, but also in Northwest Florida.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2006
I am a previous student. I wish I could give a positive review, but unfortunately I can't. I hope parents really keep an eye out for their children.

- submitted by a former student
June 01, 2006
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March 08, 2006
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January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 08, 2006
Top academic school in Okaloosa County. Florida schools are strong in math, but not so strong in reading/writing. Female athletic programs ranked #2 in state overall - excellent in all sports. Male sports also excellent but not ranked quite as high as female. Strong principal.

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October 04, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2005
Very good school for aveage students with a very good IEP track records.

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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
I was first impressed with Niceville HS being recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a New American High School, acclaimed nationally as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and given an A+ rating by Florida's Commissioner of Education (best in county & best county in state). Sadly, my daughter will soon leave NHS due to a military re-assignment. We thoroughly love NHS! She is enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program (AP and honors classes) and they are challenging and excellent courses. The principal, Mrs. Varner, is the cream of the crop... being very involved with the students, faculty and parents... as are all the VPs and staff. The school's sports programs are tops in the state! Go Eagles! We'll miss you! I only wish we could take along Niceville HS with us on our move to the Washington DC area (as we are NOT impressed with their schools).

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Both of my boys graduated from Niceville Senior High School. It has been a great experience for them, especially the work-study program available for seniors of which they both took advantage. As a result, they both have developed exceptional work ethics and continually receive praises from their employers concerning their dedication and performance. Our boys were not athletes or exceptional scholars although NHS has very excellent sports and academic programs. There are also many extracurricular activities available. I think the Bass Club is unique to NHS; both of my sons were active members and enjoyed the experience very much. While I was not very active in the school, it is obvious when attending school functions that there are many who are. There is a seemingly endless list of ways to be involved, and parents are encouraged and welcome to involve themselves as much as possible.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
When having a student attend NHS there are many advantages, but there are also disadvantages. The educational is wonderful, but the administration is far from wonderful. They do not give their full attnention on serious matters, and there is alot of unhanding going on. This school has a wonderful staff, bar some of the higher ranking.

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2005
Niceville high school is a well organized school, that offers a variety of classes to challenge your kids. It is a perfect place for a teenager to grow up and get the education she or he needs to suceed in life. The teachers are wonderfull

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2004
My son started Niceville High School in the middle of the last semester of the year. Every one was wonderful and very helpful in making him feel at home. We moved to this area so our children could attend in this district and get the best education possible. We as a family are very pleased thus far.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 05, 2004
I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Niceville High School, we will be moving here shortly and can hardly wait for our children to become involved in all of the wonderful opportunity that will come their way.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Excellent school, with the large number of students with a highly diversified ethnic backgrounds, this school provides the best learning and maturing atomsphere for each student. Resources are available for students to achieve their utmost if motivation is present in the student. Any school is only as good as the community that supports it, Niceville is very blessed to have a higher porportion of higher educated parents than most schools its size.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2003
This school is great! All 3 of my children went there for all 4 years of their high school career and all of them loved it! None of them were sports stars or even involved in extracurricular activities, and the teachers treated them fine. There were some problems, but none more than you would expect in a public high school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
The school does not provide appropriate services to at risk students. This is evident by the lack of expenditures spent on special students. More is spent on regular students. Send your child to a school that cares about your child and not this one.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
We moved from another state and 'Just for the record' this is a 'TOP NOTCH' school. The teachers and staff are always willing to discuss any concerns you may have. We received an Educational Planning Guide which includes graduation requirements,diploma options and scholarship requirements.WE found this most helpful. The extracurricular actives are numerous.There is something for every student, clubs, sports and organizations. We found this school to be a positive experience for both parent and student.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
Excellent School! They have an excellent academic, sports & band program. They have a wide variety of extra curriculer activeties for everyone to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Great school with lots of opportunities. Our kids only had the opportunity to go there 2 years but loved it and had a great experience. Caring teachers and concern for kids to excel. Our kids weren't sports stars or locals either. The previous person maybe had a bad experience because either them or the kids didn't make an effort to get involved.

- submitted by a parent
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Niceville Senior High School
800 East John Sims Parkway, Niceville, FL  32578
(850) 833-4114
Last modified Niceville Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Niceville Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top