2510 Pecan Bldg R
Harlingen, TX 78550
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%
Early College High School serves 336 students in grades 9-12.
Early College High School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-79% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 90-94% (which is higher than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Early College High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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School Overview

Early College High School's student population of 336 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
336 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Early College High School is ranked within the top 5% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Early College High School is 0.15, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#275 out of 8043 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-79%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
90-94%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
15:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
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Hispanic
92%
52%
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Black
1%
13%
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White
7%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.15
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (13-14)
7%
7%
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School District Name
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

School Reviews

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The prepareness for the transition for new students,coming to EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL as freshmen is very unsupportive.The parents need to realized that this HIGH SCHOOL / COLLEGE classes will give your child serious stress,they will feel over-whelmed with the classwork from high school plus their college courses. Your child needs to be ready to become an adult if you do decide to go this route. I know life is not easy but if the student does not get the support from the staff at E.C.H.S and T.S.T.C.the transition will be very overwhelming for your child.This is coming from a parent that's giving parents the heads up on this school. The staff will be recruiting to middle schools soon, and they will talk about this school oh, so pretty.But, they will not tell you how hard it will be for your child. The school just wants to meet their quotas. The 2011-2012 school year, their was alot of freshmen that dropped this school along with other higher classmen and went to their normal high school. So parents do not believe what you hear.Do not put your child in an environment that will be stressful and overwhelming at a young age.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 336 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 20:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in TX)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 70-79% (Top 10%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 90-94% (Top 1%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.15 (Btm 50%)

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