Fort Walton Beach High School

Claimed
7/10
GreatSchools Rating
Reviews
23
Grades
9-12
Students
1,647
Type
Public
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Academics
8/10
Test scores
Find out what state standardized test scores really tell you about a school – and what they don’t.

A promising sign:

Test scores at this school are above the state average. Because test scores in some states are so low, some students at this school may still not be performing at grade level


Parent tips

Even high-performing schools can have disparities between student groups. To understand how well this school serves all its students, review the information below in the Equity section. Understand what on-track learning looks like for your child and how you can help at home.


English
59%
State avg: 50%
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Biology I
70%
State avg: 64%
Algebra I
65%
State avg: 54%
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9/10
College readiness
Learn more about how to help your child graduate ready for college. See how.

Good news!

This school is far above the state average in key measures of college and career readiness.

Even at schools with strong college and career readiness, there may be students who are not getting the opportunities they need to succeed.


Parent tip

Ask the school what it’s doing to help all students succeed in advanced classes and prepare for college entrance tests.


4-year high school graduation rate
88%
State avg: 81%
Average SAT score
1539
AP course participation
33%
State avg: 23%
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4/10
Student progress

A worrisome sign:

Students at this school are making less academic progress given where they were last year, compared to similar students in the state.

Depending on where the school's test scores start, student progress (also known as student growth) means different things.

Low progress with low test scores means... that students are starting at a low point and falling farther behind their peers.

Low progress with high test scores means students have strong academic skills but that students in this school are making smaller gains than similar students in other schools.


Parent tip

Ask the school how it interprets this rating and how it might use this information to improve its programs.

Equity
Environment
Students
Studies show that diversity in school leads to long-term benefits for students. Discover why!
White
65%
Black
14%
Hispanic
10%
Two or more races
6%
Asian
5%
American Indian/Alaska Native
<1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander
<1%
Teachers & staff
Parents often value small class sizes, but the truth is more complicated.
Students per teacher
22 :1
State avg: 17 :1
Students per counselor
875 :1
State avg: 540 :1
Percent of teachers with less than 3 years of experience
14%
State avg: 13%
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23 Reviews
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Neighborhood
400 Hollywood Boulevard Southwest
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
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Last modified: June 28, 2017
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