FYI parents of elementary school kids- meeting with Superintendent Anderson regarding this proposal Thursday, Mar. 24th, 6 pm at Suth Walton High School. Some Walton County fifth-graders might move to middle schools | schools, county, fifth - Northwest Florida Daily News The plan calls for fifth-graders from Bay and Butler elementary schools to move into some unused classrooms at Emerald Coast Middle School, which will open in August. Freeport Elementary fifth-graders would be moved to an empty building on Freeport Middle School campus. Under the class size reduction amendment approved by voters in 2002, no more than 18 students are allowed in classrooms from kindergarten through third grade. Fourth- through eighth-grade classes must have no more than 22 students. Walton County schools have been growing for the last decade. On average, about 100 new students enroll each year in all schools. That number spiked to more than 300 students last October.