Best Public Schools in Valparaiso, FL


The city of Valparaiso, Florida is home to two schools: Addie R. Lewis School, an elementary school, and Okaloosa STEMM Center, a middle school. These schools serve students in the Okaloosa school district.

The Okaloosa STEMM Center stands out as a high-performing school, consistently ranking among the top 2 middle schools in the state of Florida for the past three school years and earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's academic performance is exceptional, with 95-100% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and Math across all grade levels. In contrast, Addie R. Lewis School has a more mixed performance, with proficiency rates generally lower than the district and state averages, particularly in English Language Arts.

While Addie R. Lewis School has a more diverse student population and higher per-student spending, its academic performance is more uneven. The school's lower proficiency rates, especially in English Language Arts, indicate a need for further investigation into the factors contributing to this performance gap. Additionally, the lower chronic absenteeism rate at Okaloosa STEMM Center may be a contributing factor to its exceptional academic performance, suggesting that addressing attendance issues could be a key focus area for Addie R. Lewis School to improve student learning.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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