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  • Niceville Senior High School9

    Niceville, FL | Okaloosa County

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    March 31, 2014


    Why is there such a large area for football (both a stadium and practice field) but no real soccer field? Doesn't seem fair....

    Submitted by a parent

    December 10, 2013


    We are relieved that child is leaving this school after her freshman year. NHS has changed in recent years and not for the better. They are trying too hard to embrace the "everybody gets a hug & a trophy" mentality of liberal schools in larger metro areas. The kids who really work hard are not being properly recognized or rewarded for their efforts. There's lots of politics going on; the faculty and staff are afraid to say or do anything about bullying and harassment. Hard working Christian kids should never feel ashamed or afraid to be themselves! There are still some really great teachers there but, they're afraid to step out of line, politically speaking. This is censorship at it's ugliest. All of the great reviews are based on the NHS of the past. I'm afraid those glory days are gone forever, it's a shame.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 10, 2013


    I went to Niceville for four years. I think it was great! I had a lot of pride (and still do) because everything at Niceville is superior- all of our sports, academics and otherwise. They have many courses to offer and many extracurriculars as well. They also let you have freedom to create your own clubs and feel like you have a say in the school. My only real complaint is that it was very cold in some of the classrooms.

    October 31, 2013


    I have 3 children in this school. This school idolizes their atheletes. If you play on varsity team you will pass no questions asked. I have seen students with numerous failing grades end up with an A. Volunteer at this school and it will be an eye opener. Many of the teachers are related or married -nepotism is prevalent here.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 15, 2012


    Teachers are not good I agreee with the previous comment. The guidance counselor we have had for 3 years is bad too. No enthusiasm at all, like they are just there to get the tenure. Football rules all and the players act really entitled. The new principle seems to care but old habits die hard.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 25, 2010


    I really like that this HS seems pretty safe with a positive & pleasant atmosphere. No fights yet this year, while my son's old HS in AZ has had at least one everyday. My son reports that students respect the teachers and behave well in class (at least in his classes). There is A LOT of opportunities to get involved in different things.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 31, 2008


    I am kinda in the middle of this whole thing. I agree that overall, it is a very highly rated school, and all the faculty I have come in contact with have been very good as well. However, I do have to agree with another review that stated the kids that were motivated, smart, outgoing ( like my daughter ) will do well. However the kids that have a more difficult time with learning and maybe are not as motivated (like my son) seem to get pushed along, treated differently, and generaly dont have that great of a high school experience there. Even my daughter, who will graduate with honors this year, has stated she feels the school is very much over-crowded, many of the kids lack respect for their teachers, and consequently, she has had a difficult time learning like she would want to.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 5, 2008


    I love this highschool. the teachers are both friendly and strict allowing for a both laid back and yet structured atmosphere, not to mons it's location and Niceville in generally is just a calm peaceful place. I love it, it's probably my most favorite place in the world. And after attending other Highschools you really do notice how much better a school really is.

    Submitted by a student

    January 30, 2008


    Niceville is an exceptionally fine high school that consistently receives 'A+' ratings and national honors. It offers unique opportunities such as the world-class NaGISA marine science team, a computer technology academy, and phenomenal voice and instrumental music programs. It is safe and has fewer problems with drugs and other issues than most high schools. The new principle (installed Jan 2007) is completely dedicated to the kids as well as to the school and the school continues to improve despite the belief that it couldn't possibly get any better. We left the military early just so we could ensure that our children will all attend this high school.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 13, 2007


    My son just graduated this May with Bright Futures, His experience was a great one! Great support from teachers and wonderful school spirit I have an other son starting this fall as a freshmen and I'm looking forward to being a part of the great enviroment and high standards of Niceville Teachers,Coachs and Students A plus many years running!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    July 24, 2007


    As a local business man I must say that this is not a school that turns out intelligent young adults. Reading/writing and basic math skills are extemely lacking. Of course the schools are highly rated with the concentration on FCAT test and the low failure rates of individual students (they don't let many fail). I must admit that from a social stance I would say that no finer school in the world can be found. Every child is good enough to make whatever team they want to be on. The enviroment is safe and friendly. And the staff seem to be kind and caring. If your kid is a smart and motivated there are plenty of outstanding chances at this school but if your child is average or lazy the system will just drag him/her along enough to graduate.

    January 19, 2007


    I cant say enough about the school. The academic selection and quality are outstanding.Students of all levels are supported and challenged here. My children have both received a wonderful, well-rounded education and made friendships with peers and teachers that will last a lifetime. With my senior being recruited by MIT, Yale and Harvard,what else could a parent ask for? Student individuality is fostered, academics are highly promoted and Football is open to any one who has the muster to stick with it.Is the team good? How many schools do you know that offer 'season' tickets that sell out every year. The music program is phenomenal. There are clubs and extra curricular activities galore. Parent involvement is superb, but not forced. As a military parent, having seen schools from VA, to Rome, Italy. I haven't found one better.

    Submitted by a parent

    November 20, 2006


    Some schools excel in sports some in academics. Niceville high school excels in both. Number one school not only in Okaloosa County, but also in Northwest Florida.

    Submitted by a former student

    June 22, 2006


    I am a previous student. I wish I could give a positive review, but unfortunately I can't. I hope parents really keep an eye out for their children.

    Submitted by a former student

    January 8, 2006


    Top academic school in Okaloosa County. Florida schools are strong in math, but not so strong in reading/writing. Female athletic programs ranked #2 in state overall - excellent in all sports. Male sports also excellent but not ranked quite as high as female. Strong principal.

    Submitted by a parent

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