Niceville High School

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Niceville High School

2022 information

FLORIDA DoE School Rating

A

FSA %age of Possible Total Points

69%

College + Career Readiness

75%

Student : Teacher
Ratio

13.5

Average SAT Score

1180

% Econ. Disadv.º

17.4%

ºPercent of students who are considered economically disadvantaged. 

General Overview of Niceville High School

Niceville High School serves students from grades 9-12 with a variety of course offerings, sports, activities and clubs. Consistently one of the highest-rated public schools in the Okaloosa County School District and the state, Niceville High School boasts alumni such as Jack Reacher’s Alan Ritchson, U.S. Congressperson Matt Gaetz, and ESPN Journalist Pam Oliver

Niceville High School has strong showings Atheletically as well. Typically, the Niceville Eagles Football Team will post a winning record and make it to the state playoffs. The Eagles’ won their only state title in football in 1988, which kicked off nearly a decade of dominance at the state level for Okaloosa County football teams. 

Niceville’s girls and boys track and soccer teams also have strong showings every year. Boys and Girls track won a state title in 2022. Boys soccer won a state title in 2020.  There are plenty of other activities for students to choose from outside of athletics as well. From a nationally-ranked robotics team, to a JROTC unit, surfing and sailing clubs and a literary society. A full list of clubs and activities is below.

A Short History of Niceville High School

Niceville High School, or at least the idea of a Niceville High School, is one of the oldest in Okaloosa County. According to Boggy History, builders completed construction on the first Niceville High School in 1925 to teach students in the area. Sadly, the school burned down in December 1926 and had to be rebuilt. Ten years later, a hurricane knocked the second high school down. The unnamed hurricane blew through the area, with the eye of the storm located on Fort Walton Beach as it made landfall, on July 31st, 1936. Because the school district did not have enough money to rebuild due to the Great Depression, they petitioned the member of the House of Representatives for Northwest Florida at the time, Millard Caldwell, to get relief funding from the federal government. The latest version of the school – located at 800 John Sims Parkway was built in 1965.

Principal Mr. Charlie Marello
Principal since 2013

800 E. John Sims Parkway

Niceville, Fl 32578

Academics and Course Offerings

Niceville High School has a wide variety of classes that students can take. This includes AP, AICE and Honors Classes. Students interested in the trades can also take classes in Career and Technical Education courses (CTE). Finally, Niceville High School also offers classes for learners who qualify for special needs aid with the Exceptional Student Education program.

Niceville High School offers learners four basic English classes – creatively named English I, II, III and IV. It offers Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, Calculus and Statistics for math requirements. In the science arena, NHS offers students courses in Biology, Chemistry, Conceptual Physics, Earth Space, Marine Science, Environmental Science and Anatomy and Physiology. Finally, in social studies, NHS offers students courses in US History, World History, Personal Finance and Literacy, American Government, Economics and Psychology.

Niceville High School offers a wide variety of career-oriented classwork that will help students enter the workforce immediately after college. Students can choose from the following career and technical education tracks. 

  • Culinary Arts
  • Cybersecurity and Networking
  • Digital Design
  • Digital Video Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology
  • Practical Nursing 
  • Robotics
  • Web Programming/Web Design

Niceville High School offers more than 15 electives for students to choose from when they plot their path through high school. These courses include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Thinking Skills
  • Global Perspectives
  • Studio Art
  • Portfolio/2D Design
  • Dance
  • Driver’s Education
  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • JROTC
  • Leadership Education
  • Band 
  • Chorus 
  • Jazz Band
  • Physical Education
  • Speech and Debate
  • Theater
  • Yearbook


Niceville High School also offers a wide selection of AP and AICE courses which can lead to college credit for high school learners. These courses include:

  • AP American Govenrment 
  • AP Art
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Capstone
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP European History
  • AP Government
  • AP Human Geogrpahy
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Physics I
  • AP Physics II
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Sociology
  • AP US History
  • AP World History

Exceptional Student Education

Exceptional Student Education caters to learners with alternate needs and abilities from traditional students. These course offerings ensure that these sudents are workforce-ready after high school. 

  • Learning Strategies
  • English
  • Biology
  • Algebra IA
  • Life Management and Transition
  • Career Prep
  • Career Placement
  • Unique Skills, Social and Emotional

Sports Offered

There are 15 girls sports and 13 boys’ sports at Niceville High School for children to participate in. There are plenty of laurels the Niceville High School teams have won 11 state championships. 

  • Boys Cross Country – 1987
  • Football – 1988
  • Girls Cross Country – 1994, 2016
  • Softball – 2011
  • Girls Golf – 2011
  • Girls Tennis – 2014
  • Boys Tennis – 2017
  • Soccer – 2020
  • Girls Track – 2022
  • Boys Track – 2022

Boys Sports

Boys at Niceville High School may try out for and participate in a total of 13 sports. Boys may participate in Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swim and Dive, Tennis, Track, Weightlifting and Wrestling. 

 

Girls Sports 

Girls can participate in 15 sports. Girls may play basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, flag football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swim and dive, tennis, track, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. 

📸: Paula Mims, Apple Photography
📸: Paula Mims, Apple Photography

Clubs and Activities Offered

Niceville High School offers around 50 clubs and activities for students to involve themselves in. 

Arts

  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Animation
  • Art Club
  • Art History Club
  • Creative Writing
  • Fashion Club
  • Film Club
  • Literary Guild
  • Theater Production Club
  • Band and Coor Guard
  • Chorus
  • Eaglette Dance Team
  • Majorettes

Civic

  • JROTC
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Speech and Debate
  • Student Government
  • Yearbook

Culture

  • Asian Culture Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Italian Club
  • Japanese Anime Club
  • Spanish Club
  • ASL Club
  • Junior Classical League 

Food

  • Culinary Club

Games

  • Board Game Club
  • Chess Club
  • Dungeons and Dragons Club

News and Politics

  • Current Events Club
  • Democrats Club
  • SADD

Outdoors

  • NHS Outdoors
  • NHS Surf Club
  • Sailing Club
  • Softball Spirit Club

Religious 

  • FCA
  • Kingdom Men 

Science and Technology

  • Cyber Patriots
  • Kitty Hawk Aviation Society
  • Matho Club
  • Psychology Club
  • Robotics
  • Rocket Club
  • SCRUBS | Future Physicians
  • Science National Honor Society

Other

  • Academic Team
  • Club Sound
  • Diamond Dolls
  • EARTH Club
  • Hope Squad
  • Interact
  • Mental Health Matters
  • Na GISA
  • PALS
  • Senior Ladies
  • SUP Club
  • SWAT

Famous Alumni

Niceville High School has many famous alumni walking the world today. They vary from actors to athletes and politicians. 

These are just a few! 

Athletics

Taylor Morton ’89 • Senior Personnel Advisor for the LA Rams. Super Bowl LVI Champion

Jimmy Nelson ’07 • Pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers

Juanyeh Thomas ’18 • Defensive Back, Dallas Cowboys

Arts

Journalism

Pam Oliver ’80 • ESPN Journalist

Politics

Matthew Gaetz ’99 • US Congressperson, FL-1 2018-Present

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