Top 10 Best Cameron County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 168 public schools serving 94,943 students in Cameron County, TX (there are 21 private schools, serving 3,234 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Cameron County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
The top ranked public schools in Cameron County, TX are Ortiz Elementary School, Harlingen School Of Health Professions and Brownsville Early College High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Cameron County, TX public schools have an average math proficiency score of 24% (versus the Texas public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 35% (versus the 42% statewide average). Schools in Cameron County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Texas public schools.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public school average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Best Cameron County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Ortiz Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2500 W Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 698-1100
Grades: PK-5
| 508 students
Rank: #22.
Harlingen School Of Health Professions
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2302 N 21st St
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 430-4078
Grades: 8-12
| 359 students
Rank: #33.
Brownsville Early College High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
343 Ringgold Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 698-1476
Grades: 9-12
| 352 students
Rank: #44.
South Texas Isd Rising Scholars Academy
Magnet School
Math: 55% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
151 S Helen Moore Rd
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 399-4358
Grades: 7-8
| 535 students
Rank: #55.
Rancho Verde Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
101 Rancho Alegre
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5230
Grades: PK-5
| 660 students
Rank: #66.
South Texas Isd Medical Professions
Magnet School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10650 N Expy 77/83
Olmito, TX 78575
(956) 214-6100
Grades: 9-12
| 864 students
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Amador R Rodriguez Juvenile Boot Camp
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2300 W Bus Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-3509
Grades: 8-10
| 8 students
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Hester Juvenile Detent
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2310 W Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 399-3075
Grades: 7-11
| 34 students
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Rgv Youth Recovery Home
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
29783 Rangerville Raod
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 428-5200
Grades: 8-12
| 10 students
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Santa Maria Academic Academy-options Campus (6-12)
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11224 Military Rd
Santa Maria, TX 78592
(956) 565-6308
Grades: 10-12
| 13 students
Rank: #7 - 117. - 11.
Secondary Alter Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1310 Sam Houston
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 427-3210
Grades: 6-12
| 79 students
Rank: #1212.
Harlingen Collegiate High School
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2510 Pecan Bldg R
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 430-9690
Grades: 9-12
| 333 students
Rank: #1313.
Olmito Elementary School
Math: 43% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2500 Arroyo Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 233-3950
Grades: PK-5
| 562 students
Rank: #1414.
Los Fresnos High School
Math: 41% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
907 N Arroyo
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5300
Grades: 9-12
| 3,197 students
Rank: #1515.
Veterans Memorial Early College High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4550 U S Military Hwy 281
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 574-5600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,016 students
Rank: #1616.
Lee H Means Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1204 E Loop 499
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 427-3377
Grades: PK-5
| 749 students
Rank: #1717.
Idea Brownsville Academy
Charter School
Math: 41% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4395 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 832-5150
Grades: K-5
| 694 students
Rank: #1818.
Idea Harlingen Academy
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24240 Chester Park Rd
Harlingen, TX 78552
(956) 377-8000
Grades: K-3
| 400 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Los Fresnos Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
32602 State Hwy 100
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 233-6900
Grades: PK-5
| 511 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Palmer-laakso Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
30515 Farm Rd 1847
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5121
Grades: PK-5
| 484 students
Rank: #2121.
Idea Frontier College Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 35% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2800 S Dakota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 541-2002
Grades: 6-12
| 763 students
Rank: #2222.
La Feria High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
901 N Canal St
La Feria, TX 78559
(956) 797-8370
Grades: 9-12
| 892 students
Rank: #2323.
Idea Riverview College Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 38% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
30 Palm Dr
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 832-5900
Grades: 6-12
| 804 students
Rank: #2424.
Idea College Preparatory San Benito
Charter School
Math: 33% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2151 Russell Ln
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 399-5252
Grades: 6-12
| 763 students
Rank: #2525.
Paredes Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3700 Heritage Trl
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 574-5582
Grades: PK-5
| 783 students
Rank: #2626.
Idea Brownsville College Preparatory
Charter School
Math: 30% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4395 Paredes Line Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 832-5150
Grades: 6-12
| 738 students
Rank: #2727.
Lopez-riggins Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
613 Mesquite Ln
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 233-6916
Grades: PK-5
| 520 students
Rank: #2828.
Promesa College Prep Brownsville
Charter School
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1944 E Alton Gloor Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 295-7778
Grades: PK-7
| 202 students
Rank: #2929.
Gallegos Elementary School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2700 Avenida Rancho Viejo
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 547-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 419 students
Rank: #3030.
Triumph Public High Schools-brownsville
Alternative School
Charter School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
944 E Los Ebanos Blvd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 372-1433
Grades: 9-12
| 111 students
Rank: #3131.
Yturria Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2955 W Tandy Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 350-3200
Grades: PK-5
| 543 students
Rank: #3232.
Resaca Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
33422 Farm Rd 1575
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5159
Grades: 6-8
| 862 students
Rank: #3333.
Idea Riverview Academy
Charter School
Math: 32% | Reading: 40%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
30 Palm Dr
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 832-5900
Grades: PK-5
| 811 students
Rank: #3434.
Hanna Early College High School
Math: 24% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2615 Price Rd
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 548-7600
Grades: 9-12
| 2,336 students
Rank: #3535.
Dora Romero Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
9705 Cajun Blvd
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5000
Grades: PK-5
| 534 students
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Cameron County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
3600 E Del Mar
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 718-9070
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Bcfs - Harlingen Middle School (Closed 2015)
Alternative School
Charter School
3700 E Harrison Ave
Harlingen, TX 78550
(210) 333-6227
Grades: 7-8
| 211 students
102 Mc Kinnon St
Brownsville, TX 78520
(512) 293-3546
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4350 Morrison Rd
Brownsville, TX 78526
(956) 982-2860
Grades: 6-8
| 126 students
2330 W Bus Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-3509
Grades: 8-11
| 16 students
2310 W Hwy 77
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 361-4629
Grades: 7-12
| 17 students
1409 E Harrison St
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 361-8271
Grades: 9-12
| 17 students
203 E Oleander
La Feria, TX 78559
(956) 797-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 5 students
854 E Harrison
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 554-6700
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1800 Cummings Pl
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 548-8630
Grades: 7-8
| 412 students
1715 Hwy 146 By Pass
Brownsville, TX 78520
(936) 336-1045
Grades: 11
| 1 students
600 Mesquite Ln
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5000
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Keys Academy (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
2809 N 7th St
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 427-3220
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
450 S Dowling St
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-6800
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
2701 N Breedlove
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 412-6951
Grades: PK-6
| 281 students
400 S W St
La Feria, TX 78559
(956) 797-1616
Grades: 1
| 204 students
2400 E Van Buren St
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 982-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 339 students
33790 Fm 803
Los Fresnos, TX 78566
(956) 254-5250
Grades: 9-10
| 1,657 students
Mid-valley Academy (Pk-3) (Closed 2010)
Alternative School
Charter School
1785 W Business Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 276-9930
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
100 Lk Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(409) 938-4251
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
901 Filmore St
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 982-2900
Grades: PK-5
| 276 students
600 N Reynolds
Rio Hondo, TX 78583
(956) 748-1100
Grades: 3-4
| 255 students
11119 Mlitary Rd
Santa Maria, TX 78592
(956) 565-6309
Grades: 7-8
| 77 students
11119 Military Hwy 281
Santa Maria, TX 78592
(956) 565-6308
Grades: 10
| 1 students
Hwy 107 And Cruz St
Santa Rosa, TX 78593
(956) 636-9800
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
2310 W Hwy 77
Santa Rosa, TX 78593
(956) 636-9800
Grades: 10
| 1 students
Southwest Key (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
23011 Rio Rancho
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 421-2034
Grades: 6-9
| 42 students
201 Lindenwood Rd
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 717-6201
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
502 E Expy 77 83
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-6446
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
401 E Business Hwy 77
San Benito, TX 78586
(956) 361-6100
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
801 N 13th St Ste 15
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 423-8200
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
8800 Mchperson
Brownsville, TX 78520
(956) 717-6112
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2701 N Breedlove
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 428-0884
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
2701 N Breedlove
Harlingen, TX 78550
(956) 412-6951
Grades: 7-8
| 14 students
2801 E 13th St
Brownsville, TX 78521
(956) 982-2960
Grades: PK-5
| 311 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Cameron County, TX?
The top ranked public schools in Cameron County, TX include Ortiz Elementary School, Harlingen School Of Health Professions and Brownsville Early College High School.
How many public schools are located in Cameron County, TX?
168 public schools are located in Cameron County, TX.
What percentage of students in Cameron County, TX go to public school?
97% of all K-12 students in Cameron County, TX are educated in public schools (compared to the TX state average of 94%).
What is the racial composition of students in Cameron County, TX?
Cameron County, TX public schools minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Texas public schools average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

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