The Hutto Independent School District received a C grade from the Texas Education Agency in the first issuance of the state’s new accountability rating system.

The Texas Education Agency released its annual school and district accountability rankings Wednesday morning, which, for the first time reflect the TEA’s new A-F system when rating overall districts.

The overall C grade is a combination of three separate ratings–HISD received a B in student performance, a C in school progress and a C in closing performance gaps. HISD was one point away from scoring an overall B grade.

Individual schools, however, continued to be rated as Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard, Not Rated or Improvement Required in the 2018 rating. Texas districts and schools will both be rated using the A-F system beginning in August 2019.

"All of our schools and the district met standard, which shows the hard work and dedication of our staff and students. However, as we begin implementing and making progress on our strategic plan, we believe our accountability letter rating will rise, as well," said Robert Sormani, assistant superintendent of school support for HISD.

All nine HISD schools that received Met Standard ratings, according to the 2018 report. Each school also Met Standard in the three measurable categories. The district's Williamson County Academy was not rated by TEA.

The TEA rating also noted that HISD is performing exceptionally well in providing secondary readiness for its students.