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School District retains top 10 ranking

| Staff Reporters
This year’s results for the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking and End of Course Exams keep the Okaloosa County School District in the top 10 of the state’s 67 school districts.
An Okaloosa County School District logo.

Specifically, Okaloosa ranked 10th overall, while excelling in areas of such as 5th, 7th, and 8th grade reading, as well as 7th and 8th grade mathematics, and 8th grade science, which all ranked in the top six in the state, OCSD Superintendent Marcus Chambers said in a statement on Tuesday.

“Additionally, our overall middle school test results shined as some of the best in the state with our students ranking 3rd in Math, 4th in Science, and 6th in ELA (English Language Arts),” Chambers said.


The Florida Department of Education released this year’s results on July 1. Last year, a combined analysis of all test results released by the FDOE showed that Okaloosa ranked 5th among all Florida school districts.

“This year, across the district, 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. “Consistently ranking as one of the top school districts in the state is a source of pride for our schools and our community and that is not lost on me.

“With that said, there is work to be done and plans are already in place to address areas where room for improvement exists at the school and district levels. We will continue to work hard for our students and our community.”

The results of the assessments, along with other academic indicators, are used to produce school grades, which are anticipated to be released in August. For more information on the latest assessment results, visit

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