LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Your child could be going to school longer next year.
Most school grades are in for Southwest Florida's public schools, and while some are showing improvement, others are facing changes.
This year, the state expanded its list of low performing elementary schools from 100 to 300. The wider net caught a lot of new campuses, including a number in Southwest Florida.
Despite nine elementary schools that will see longer days, Lee County district officials say they are excited about the overall report card.
"We are very proud that our district has moved from a 'C' to a 'B' grade," Assistant Superintendent Christy Kutz told WINK News. "We are proud of the work of our teachers, our students, and our staff members."
School grades released by the state show Lee County with the following results: 30 'A' Schools, 20 'B' Schools, 14 'C' Schools, eight 'D' Schools, and five 'F' Schools.
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In Lee County, there are fewer A-rated schools year-to-year, but also fewer C-rated schools. Six schools improved two letter grades. The F-rated school count increased by two.
But school district leaders say you shouldn't go by school grades alone.
"I would tell you to look at your child's individual results," Kutz said. "Focus on those individual results and those learning gains for your child."
The state's FCAT exam is out as of this year, replaced by a new test in 2015 officials hope will better measure academic progress and performance in a way that's easier for parents to understand.