Orange County schools have been awarded Superior and above average financial rates, according to the Texas Education Agency.

Bridge City, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield and Vidor school districts received the “Superior” rating on financial accountability, while West Orange-Cove received a rating of “above average. Deweyville and Jasper also received “above standard.”

The financial rankings are called FIRST, which stands for “Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas, “ are what the financial ratings are known as.

The rankings cover the 2008-09 school year, which was the year Hurricane Ike flooded the southern part of Orange County.

West Orange-Cove and Orangefield school districts will hold public hearings Monday during their regular monthly school board meeting, to get their ratings.

West Orange-Cove will begin their meeting at 6 p.m. in the administration building on 15th Street, with Orangefield’s meeting will starting at 7:45 p.m.