Alachua County Public Schools Release Grades
Alachua County, FL --Some school officials and parents around North Central Florida are disappointed tonight at recently released school grades. Overall, Alachua County Elementary and Middle Schools received more A's this year - but also more F's.
"Basically this was a hold steady year for us at alachua county public schools," said Alachua County Spokesperson Jackie Johnson.
Alachua County Public Schools received a "C" rating - the same score they got last year, but the did come about six points away from a "B" grade.
The number of "A" schools increased from five in 2013 to eight this year. "B" schools went down from 14 last year to six this year. Four schools received C's in 2013, while eight did in 2014. The number of "D" schools went down from five to four, and twice the number of schools were rated "F" - four this year - up from two last year.
The schools with "F" grades are Duval, Lake Forest, Rawlings and Shell Elementary schools.
Johnson said the school board will be extending the hours at six schools in order to improve reading scores.
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