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About This School

Fort Walton Beach High School is a public high school in Fort Walton Beach. The principal of Fort Walton Beach High School is Ms. Charlene Couvillon. 1,755 students go to Fort Walton Beach High School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Fort Walton Beach High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 1,755 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Fort Walton Beach High School is 19:1. Gulf Coast Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • German
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 8% 9%
Multiracial 7% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 69%
Asian 5% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 13%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 40%
Limited English proficiency 2% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    My son has been on a waiver throughout high school to participate in the FWBHS drama department. It is truly an amazing experience for students who want to pursue something other than sports. He is a better person because of this program. It is the best drama program in this part of Florida!

  • (1 year ago)

    Would have been 5 stars but the guidance counselors have too many student to keep track of and my child will not be able to graduate with honors even with a 4.2 grade point because the correct classes were not recommended (that is what a guidance counselor is for) BIG dissappointment.

  • (1 year ago)

    FWBHS is a winner! Excellent teachers and staff. Outstanding athletic programs and extracurricular activities. Go Vikings!

  • (1 year ago)

    Great School!! Excellent Staff!! After moving to destin we were concerned about the high school because our child is Autistic. I was so amazed at how involved the staff were compared to our previous high school. My child has the best classes to fit her needs.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school has strong leadership. The school leaders have high expectations of their students and teachers. Administration has a visible presence in the classroom hallways and school functions. They help create a positive atmosphere at the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    There is a sense of trust amongst the students teachers and staff at the high school. Everyone knows what is expected of each other. The teachers have high expectations of their students and it shows in the students performance

  • (1 year ago)

    Excellent opportunities for students to excel both academically and in athletics. The principal is exceptional.

  • (1 year ago)

    FWBHS is an excellent school with amazing teachers and administrators that truly care about the students and their families. The academics are challenging and the students are well-prepared for college upon graduation.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great determination of the teachers and the counselors in keeping the kids on track.

  • (4 years ago)

    What the school does for the kids is really great. The parents are involved and the teachers it is like a big family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Best school in Florida hands down. Maybe best in all of U.S.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is school is absolutely amazing!! I just recently moved to another city but even after i compare this school to the one I'm at now FWBHS is STILL the greatest school i will EVER attend. GO VIKES!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was in an excellent position of preparation when I entered college.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school! Wonderful teachers and staff! We love it! Go Vikings! Aura Esther Rodriguez & her triplets.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attends this school for three years now. He and I have loved it. The school understands that friends are an important thing to these teenagers and give them many outlets to hang out. The school has many teachers with over 15 years of experience. This is a great school. If you are going to send you child to a high school make it this one!

  • (8 years ago)

    The level of commitment presented by the staff coupled with an outstanding administration has made me feel my student is cared about academically and as an individual.

  • (8 years ago)

    My sons went to FWBHS and I was very happy with their educational experience. Dr. Tibbetts has really improved the appearance of the school and the test scores have never been better. Great band program !!!!!

  • (10 years ago)

    My son is a Senior and he has had a wonderful experience at FWBHS. The teachers have been involved and motivational. The Band program is excellent and the leaders have been very supportive. It has been a great experience.

  • (10 years ago)

    FWB is a military town and many students arrive here every year and from our experience this school treats students equally--which is a great attribute. Carry staffers are ready to help as needed. School is developing a 'respect everyone' environment which is a plus in today's world. Go Vikings!

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