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About This School

Northwest Florida Ballet Academie is a public middle school in Fort Walton Beach. The principal of Northwest Florida Ballet Academie is Mr. Barry Blackburn. 142 students attend Northwest Florida Ballet Academie and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 26% of the 142 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Northwest Florida Ballet Academie is 18:1. Ami Kids Emerald Coast is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
  • Sports

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 73% 69%
Multiracial 7% 7%
Hispanic 7% 9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 40%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Good concept but the leadership is poor. Bullying is a problem. The best teacher there is a third grade teacher. Child came home with homework that wasn't explained in class. School seems to focus on prepping students on FCAT.

  • (1 year ago)

    I began teaching ballet at NFB this past summer and was delighted to see such well trained and disciplined students coming from this school. The director and assistant director are a pleasure to work with and they have done an excellent job at developing an artistic program that will prepare these children for a career in the dance world. I highly recommend this school!

  • (2 years ago)

    Our experience with NFB Academie has been wonderful. My daughter completed 4th grade with the most amazing teacher I have ever met. It was a wonderful year where she enjoyed both academics and dance. Every morning she was eager to get to school because she loved her school. My daughter wants to be a professional dancer and what a great environment this has provided. The school's founder has done an outstanding job in building this high academic learning environment coupled with excellent dance training. We look forward to another wonderful year as NFB Academie. We are very thankful for the opportunity to attend such a wonderful school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great concept under poor leadership. The directors of the NWFBA do not act or make decisions that take the best interests of the children into consideration. The facade presents a nice image. But behind the facade is a very disappointing experience. Parents do your homework before deciding on allowing your child to attend this school. Parent participation is minimal because it is not encouraged. We are not allowing our child to return after her first year is complete.

  • (3 years ago)

    The school is great for building confidence and poise. The ballet part is amazing. The academic part is just average which is fine. There is some elitism at the school; but I suppose that is to be expected. Once a child reaches middle school age the academic quality suffers some just because there is only one teacher and a range of skills in the students. So if your kid needs geometry in 8th grade he/she may not get it here. But if your focus is ballet maybe you don't need geometry.

  • (5 years ago)

    My child is completing her first year at NFB. She has not only learned ballet and french but has excelled in her academics. We are very pleased witht he school. It's a private school with a public school price. the school is balanced with a diverse student body.

  • (6 years ago)

    i looooooove the school alot! we learn new stuff each year and teachers are nice.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a terrific school. The kids are well rounded is ALL aspects including academics. The teachers are very involved in helping these kids do the best they can!

  • (6 years ago)

    I loooove this school!!! It has been sooo much fun!!!

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