US News & World Report Ranks Okaloosa High Schools

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U.S. News and World Report compiles an annual list of Best High Schools in the country. The organization looks at nearly 24,000 public high schools, about 18,000 of which make the cut, and ranks them based on performance on state assessments and college readiness when students graduate. This year’s list revealed that Okaloosa high schools ranked among the best not only in the state, but the nation!


#49 in the state (Top 3%)

#886 in the nation (Top 5%)

Fort Walton Beach

#145 in the state (Top 10%)

#2627 in the nation (Top 15%)


#174 in the state (Top 17%)

#3148 in the nation (Top 17%)


#190 in the state (Top 13%)

#3599 in the nation (Top 20%)

Laurel Hill

#225 in the state (Top 15%)

#4516 in the nation (Top 25%)

Baker School

#327 in the state (Top 22%)

#6779 in the nation (Top 38%)

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Superintendent Chambers said he “could not be more proud of our students, teachers, staff and administrators for their hard work and commitment to excellence! Our elementary and middle schools share in this honor as they also play a critical role in the success of our students. Congratulations to each of these terrific schools for this outstanding designation!”