PREMONT, Texas (AP) — A struggling South Texas school district that avoided closure in 2011 now faces being shut down next year amid continuing poor academic performance.

The Corpus Christi Caller-Times (http://bit.ly/1kHu8PJ ) reports that the Premont Independent School District was informed in a letter Tuesday from the Texas Education Agency that its accreditation has been revoked and that the district must close July 2016.

The district had been placed on probation by the agency in March because of poor academic performances in 2011, 2013 and 2014.

The district avoided closure in 2011, when it eliminated athletics so students could focus on academics.

Premont ISD Interim Superintendent Eric Ramos said Wednesday that the district will request an informal review of the revocation of its accreditation, so the district can show the progress it has made this year.