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Okaloosa School District maintains top 10 ranking in Florida

The Okaloosa County School District has once again secured a spot among the top 10 school districts in Florida, according to recently released state assessment results. The Florida Department of Education published […]

Okaloosa County School District

The Okaloosa County School District has once again secured a spot among the top 10 school districts in Florida, according to recently released state assessment results.

The Florida Department of Education published the results of the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST) and End of Course Exams on Monday, July 1, 2024.

  • A combined analysis of all test results placed Okaloosa Schools 10th overall out of 67 districts in the state for the 2023-24 school year.

The district excelled in several areas, ranking in the top six statewide for 5th, 7th, and 8th grade Reading, as well as 7th and 8th grade Mathematics, and 8th grade Science. Middle school performance was particularly strong, with Okaloosa students ranking 3rd in Math, 4th in Science, and 6th in English Language Arts (ELA) at the middle school level.

Superintendent Marcus Chambers praised the efforts of students, teachers, staff, and administrators.

  • “Our students and schools have overcome obstacles, met challenges head-on, and persevered to achieve academic success and for that, I am extremely proud,” Chambers said. He added that while the consistent top ranking is a source of pride, plans are already in place to address areas needing improvement at both school and district levels.

The assessments cover ELA for grades 3-10, Mathematics for grades 3-8, Algebra, Geometry, Science for grades 5 and 8, Biology, Civics, and US History. These results, along with other academic indicators, will be used to determine school grades, which are expected to be released in August.

For more detailed information on the assessment results, the Florida Department of Education has made them available on their website.

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