McALLEN — This year’s state accountability ratings are out, reflecting the first official A through F grades for school districts across the state.

Nine Rio Grande Valley districts scored A grades, the top letter grade a district can achieve.

“We have an unbelievable number of high performing campuses and high performing districts in the Rio Grande Valley, and I think it’s worthy of celebration throughout the state of Texas and throughout the country,” said Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath.

In Hidalgo County, the six school districts earning an A include McAllen, Edinburg, Sharyland, Hidalgo, Valley View and Vanguard Academy. Ten out of a total of 20 school districts in the county got the next best score, a B.

Two of 10 Cameron County school districts received A ratings including Los Fresnos CISD and South Texas ISD. Six other school districts earned B scores.

Starr County’s sole A was awarded to the Roma school district out of three total school districts in the county. The county has also one B score and one C.

Willacy County saw no A ratings awarded, but all four districts received B scores.

“The number of high-performing, high-poverty campuses and high-performing, high-poverty districts in the Rio Grande Valley is truly astounding, and it’s a testimony to phenomenal leadership and phenomenal skill in the classroom,” Morath said. “So many teachers pouring their heart, love and skill into our kids and getting great results.”

Texas Education Agency’s new website for this year’s ratings is live at