Which Schools are the Best in Destin?

Posted by Karrie Rose on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 at 10:36am.

classroom_001_250Moving your family is stressful enough without having to worry about the type of school your children will attend. When you move to a new area, the school your children attend matters. Choosing a neighborhood served by one of the top schools will make a big difference in how well you and your children transition. Here are the top schools throughout Destin.

Elementary Schools

The top elementary school is Destin Elementary. This school serves PK through 5th grade and was given a rating of 9/10 from greatschools.org. Even the community reviews gave this school a five-star rating.

Destin Christian Academy is another area elementary school with a five-star rating from the community. This is a private school serving PK through 8th grade.

Middle Schools

Destin Middle school is top area school with a four-star community rating and a 9/10 from greatschools.org. This school serves fifth through eighth grade and is the normal area choice for students coming from Destin Elementary school.

Private Schools

Other than the Destin Christian Academy, which is the top rated private school in the area, there are a few other good choices including:

  • The Village Pre-School
  • God's Garden of Grace Preschool
  • Roane School Preschool

The high school most students from Destin attend is called South Walton High School. This is a public high school serving 9th to 12th graders. It's rated at a 7/10 by greatschools.org and has a three-star rating by the community.

Freeport High School is another choice for your teenagers and received a three-star community rating, along with a 7/10 from greatschools.org.

Hopefully, reading about the highly rated schools in Destin will ease your mind a bit if you plan to move to the area. These are not the best schools in the country, but they are far above average with high community ratings, above average test scores and an overall rating far above many other Florida schools.


Karrie Rose
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