Primary & Secondary
For the seventh time, the Florida State Board of Education recognized the Walton County School District as an "academically high performing school district." Only 14 districts statewide met the requirements for this designation. Technical Education DeFuniak Springs is home to the Walton Career Development Center, which provides both secondary and post-secondary programs leading to professional certifications in computer science, auto mechanics, nursing and construction management. Students from throughout Walton County attend the Center, benefiting from both classroom training and hands-on experience.
Northwest Florida State College has two satellite campuses in Walton County, offering a variety of programs. NWFSC is noted for its degree program in hospitality management, meeting the needs of the burgeoning visitor based economy in Walton County. The University of West Florida has a branch campus in nearby Fort Walton Beach; Florida State University operates a satellite in Panama City.