Panola County school systems have been given top financial accountability ratings, based on data released by the Texas Education Agency on Friday.

Beckville, Carthage, Elysian Fields, Gary all received an A and superior rating on the annual FIRST scores. Panola Charter Schools earned a B and above standard rating.

The Texas Education Agency released preliminary 2018-19 financial accountability ratings for more than 1,100 school districts and charters statewide on Friday, with 87 percent earning the highest preliminary rating possible

FIRST ratings are based on several financial indicators, including district audits. Districts are assigned A, B, C or F and a corresponding financial management rating of either Superior, Above Standard Achievement, Meets Standard or Substandard Achievement.