Harlingen High School

  • Harlingen High School serves 1,890 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 78%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 40% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 72%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower 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%.

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School Overview

  • Harlingen High School's student population of 1,890 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 133 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,890 students
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Total Classroom Teachers133 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Harlingen High School's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Harlingen High School is 0.13, 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 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall School Rank#6119 out of 7,879 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
78%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
72%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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Hispanic
93%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
7%
28%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Harlingen High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in TX.
Diversity Score0.130.64
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Graduation Rate
93%
89%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
77%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunchn/a
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Harlingen High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHARLINGEN CISD School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harlingen Edna Tamayo House Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 16 students
    0.0 miles
    1438 N 7th
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956)425-6567
    0.0 9-12 16
  • Harlingen Austin Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 399 students
    0.3 miles
    700 E Austin Ave
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956)427-3060
    0.3 PK-5 399
  • Harlingen Horizon Montessori Iii Charter School
    Grades: PK-8 | 311 students
    0.6 miles
    2802 S 77 Sunshine Strip
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956)423-8200
    0.6 PK-8 311
  • Harlingen Zavala Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 373 students
    0.6 miles
    1111 N B St
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956)427-3200
    0.6 PK-5 373
  • Harlingen Long Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 665 students
    0.7 miles
    2601 N 7th
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956)427-3140
    0.7 PK-5 665

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