After making the most dramatic learning gains since the state started grading schools, the Okaloosa County School District has achieved a larger share of 'A' rated schools than the other 67 Florida counties. Today, the Okaloosa County School District serves approximately 30,000 students and operates thirty-three neighborhood public schools.
Recognizing that education must be a seamless process that keeps the best interest of the student squarely in mind, OCSD has established forward-leaning partnerships with Florida colleges and universities to provide additional opportunities and challenges for students:
- The University of Florida and University of West Florida: pre-engineering course work for middle and high school students
- The Florida State University College of Medicine and West Florida Area Health Education Center: science and math instruction for students starting in seventh grade
- Embry Riddle Aeronautical University: university-level aerospace studies