Last week I attended the Walton County Chamber of Commerce meeting in DeFuniak Springs and heard a program given by Walton School District Superintendent Russell Hughes regarding the Walton County schools. It was informative and exciting to learn how much our schools have improved in just the past three years. Unless I am mistaken, all of the junior high and high schools in Walton County are now rated A+ schools. If I should be mistaken about this statistic, I am sure that was Superintendent Hughes goal and if it was not achieved this year, it will be next year.
What does this mean to you if you live outside Walton County and are considering moving your children into the Walton County schools? Well, if you are considering a move and you want to live in an area where you can be confident that the public school system is being run in an organized and forward thinking manner with only the best educational interests of the students in mind and no other agenda, you should consider moving and raising your family here. The weather is very agreeable for most of the year, and the beaches are only minutes away from any point in Walton County in case you want to avoid the high price of living on the beach.