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Walton County named 'Academically High Performing School District'

Special to Gannett

WALTON COUNTY — The Walton County School District has been honored by the Florida Department of Education as an “Academically High Performing School District."

The honor is based on 2018-2019 school and district grades, 2018-2019 financial audit reviews, and 2019-2020 class size compliance.

The honor was last accomplished by the school district in 2012-2013. One reason for this year’s designation is because Walton County earned a district school grade of “A” for the past two years.

Art teacher Rhonda McEnany talks to her students on the first day of school at South Walton High School. Walton County School District employees are required to wear masks and students are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings.

Walton joins 16 other districts that received the honor: Brevard, Clay, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Liberty, Martin, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, St. Johns, Santa Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, Sumter and Wakulla. With 17 of 67 districts earning the designation, this group represents the top 25% of districts in Florida.