A student Gallup poll show Duval County Public Schools students seem to be more optimistic and emotionally healthy this year.
More than 56,000 students in grades 5 through 12 participated in the districtwide survey on student health and well-being. That’s up from 42,680 students last year, according to the district.
This year’s poll shows hope and engagement among Duval County students improved slightly by 2 percent. Student well-being - that is, how students think about and experience their lives - is up by 1 percent this year.