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Bay School

Investing in children today to shape their future tomorrow!

Welcome to Bay Elementary School, home of the Barracudas! Bay Elementary is the oldest school still in operation in Walton County. We pride ourselves in the rich traditions and strong academics established since 1938. We take pride in preserving the integrity and historical aspects of our school, as well as educating future leaders.

We have been a K-4 elementary school since 2006, prior to that; BES was an early education center for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. Many, many years ago, BES was a middle school and a K-12 school. Though our hallways have seen many changes at Bay, one thread has remained constant throughout; educating and preparing children for the future.

We are a K-4 school located south of the Choctawhatchee Bay with an enrollment of over 480 students.  Every student receives 30 minutes of intensive small group reading instruction within a 90 minute uninterupted reading block. Every student also receives 150 minutes of physical education each week, as well as, art and music classes weekly. 

Our parents are vital to the success of our school and students. The Parent's Group sponsors an annual Family Festival, and Dinner with Santa in addition to many other events. These family events, along with parent volunteers logged in over 2,500 hours at Bay last year. Volunteers range from serving as a Parent Group leader, to room moms, and volunteering in the media center, or volunteering during family events and fundraisers.

We would like to welcome you to Bay Elementary, where every child is known by their first name! Our school community is a place where children feel safe, respected and encouraged to be themselves. A quality education is guaranteed at Bay Elementary School. If you ever have any questions regarding your child's education at Bay, please feel free to contact me at: [email protected] or call 850-622-5050 ext. 2110.


To achieve our vision, we will prepare our students to become independent learners with the desires, the skills, and the abilities necessary for lifelong learning. This will require creating a learning environment which is centered around students, directed by teachers, and supported by home and community.


Bay Elementary School is committed to communication.  Our areas of communication with parents are listed below:

The school newsletter, The Bay Breeze, is published bi-monthly and distributed home in student backpacks.  Please look for the newsletter to stay up-to-date on great things happening around our campus! 

You can also join Remind Text Messaging system for reminders and information. Simply text @51cf to 81010 to begin receiving text messages from Bay.  Trouble using 81010? Try texting @51cf to 850)634-3675.  You may unsubscribe or opt-out from this service at any time by replying "[email protected]" via text or email.

Bay Elementary has a Facebook page for special events and noteworthy educational articles.  Please "Like" us by searching @bay32459.