Choctawhatchee High School – Ft. Walton Beach, Florida

Opened in: 1952

Location: 110 Racetrack Road Northwest, Ft. Walton Beach, FL

Seating Capacity: 1000

 

Choctawhatchee High School opened its doors in Shalimar, Florida on Monday, September 22, 1952, with an over-capacity enrollment of 625 students in grades 7-12. The $600,000 building was designed to hold 500 students, and was considered to be the most modern school in Northwest Florida at that time.

The school combined students from Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, Wright, Ocean City, Shalimar and Destin.

The school’s name is a Creek Indian word that means “Coming Together.” Since students were coming together from all over the county, it seemed appropriate. The original site planned for the school is where the current US Air Force Armament Museum is located, but wound up being built adjacent to it.

It is still an active High School.

 

Choctawhatchee High School as it originally looked

Choctawhatchee High School as it originally looked

 

Choctawhatchee High School as it looks now

Choctawhatchee High School as it looks now