Niceville High School and The Collegiate High School of Northwest Florida State Colelge rank among the best schools in Florida for 2012. On a scale of 1500 points, Collegiate scored 1489 and Niceville scored 1312. Those scores place Collegiate at fifth and Niceville at 34th out of the 430 Florida public schools. High Schools scoring 1050 or higher receive an A grade.
Four of the other five Okaloosa County public high schools–Baker, Choctawhatchee, Crestview and Fort Walton Beach received an A designation for 2012.