About MHS

About the School

Mossy Head School is located in the community of Mossy Head in Walton County, Florida. Our beautiful school is just minutes from DeFuniak Springs Crestview and Niceville.  Our Vision Statement is "Enrich the Present, Inspire the Future, Honor the Past". We believe the best is yet to come for the Mossy Head community and for MHS!

Mossy Head School is a Pre-K through 5 elementary school with a solid and growing Volunteer Pre-K program. We are a Positive Behavior School (PBS) that models the Ron Clark Academy House System to encourage positive choices. Students work hard to earn tokens and House Points for positive behavior choices.  Our House System encourages students to model the four character trait expectations:

  • Be Respectful

  • Be Responsible

  • Show Compassion

  • Use Self Control

The heartbeat of our school is our students and wonderful parents who generously volunteer their time and support. Classes at Mossy Head School are highly interactive and "hands-on". We implement inquiry-based, hands-on lessons incorporating a STEM design in instruction.  During the school day, enrichment activities also enhance school life at MHS. Students attend Physical Education (PE) three times a week, and music and art classes once a week. They also use the media center and skills lab on a regular basis. Sanford Harmony Character Education lessons are presented in the classroom and monthly character traits are introduced and enhanced through monthly All House and House Meetings.

MHS offers extra-curricular activities for upper elementary students who qualify. The Headliners, Mossy Head School's Show Choir, meets afterschool one day a week to practice for school and community performances. Headliners is open to fourth and fifth grade students who meet academic and behavior criteria. Mustang News, MHS's Morning TV Production Show, is a cast of fifth graders who work very hard to deliver the morning news for us every day from the Production Studio. Students must audition in order to be invited to be a part of Mustang News. The Mustang News director is Mrs. Lisa McNeill. Fifth Grade students may also be a "Mustang Marshal". Marshals are students who act as a liason between the school and student life at Mossy Head. Students must go through an approval process to be a Marshal.

Mossy Head School was established in 2008.

Mossy Head School's Mascot is the Mustang.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Mossy Head School and its stakeholders to provide a safe and positive environment for ALL students, while striving to be the number one elementary school.

Vision Statement

Enrich the Present, Inspire the Future, Honor the Past