The Robstown Independent School District received an Academically Acceptable rating from the Texas Education Agency in the 2010 Accountability Ratings released last week, an improvement from last year's Academically Unacceptable rating.

Superintendent Alfonso Obregon said the Academically Acceptable rating was welcome news.

"I'm very pleased," Obregon said. "We're back to an acceptable rating, which is very good compared to where we were last year."

According to information released by the TEA, Robstown High School, the Alternative Learning Center, Seale Junior High and Ortiz Intermediate were all ranked Academically Acceptable. San Pedro Elementary, Hattie Martin Elementary and Salazar Elementary all received Recognized status. Lotspeich Elementary was the sole campus in the district to be ranked Exemplary. Seale Junior High missed Recognized status by one point, Obregon said.

Obregon credited the increase to his teachers and administrators, as well as to a push in supplemental instruction. Also, while Obregon said he was pleased with the improvement, his goal is to have the district receive Recognized status next year.

"As of this morning, the challenges are that we continue this push, and maybe next year be a recognized district," Obregon said. "I think it's something that is very possible."