High ratings abound for Lavaca County schools
By By APRILL BRANDON
July 30, 2010 at 2:30 a.m.
HALLETTSVILLE - Schools in Lavaca County can breath a sigh of relief.
All the school districts in the county received accountability ratings from the state that either stayed the same or improved, according to the 2010 Texas Education Agency accountability ratings released Friday.
In addition, not a single school district or individual campus in the county received below a recognized rating, the second-highest rating given by the Texas Education Agency.
Among those that improved their ratings this year, either overall or an individual campus, were Hallettsville, Moulton and Vysehrad.
The county's largest school district, Hallettsville School District, received a recognized rating overall, the same rating they received in 2009. Individually, Hallettsville High School received a recognized rating, the same as it did last year. Hallettsville Junior High received a recognized rating, an improvement over last year's rating of academically acceptable. Hallettsville Elementary received an exemplary rating, which it also received last year.
Moulton school district improved its overall rating, going from recognized to exemplary. As for the campus ratings, both the high school and the elementary received the same ratings as last year, which were recognized and exemplary.
Shiner school district kept the same ratings as last year as well, receiving an overall rating of recognized. Shiner High School also received a recognized rating and Shiner Elementary received an exemplary.
Vysehrad school district, which is composed of Vysehrad Elementary, improved its rating, going from recognized to exemplary this year.
Sweet Home school district kept its exemplary rating overall, as did Sweet Home Elementary.
Ezzell school district also kept the exemplary rating it received last year, as did Ezzell Elementary.