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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Early College High School is an above average, public school located in Harlingen, TX. It has 336 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.

Early College High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
65%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1060
111 responses
Average ACT
22
38 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$38,800
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$729
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • End of the quarter celebrations
    39%
  • Fall Festival
    16%
  • Volunteering
    16%
  • Halloween Haunted House we build every year
    11%
  • Robotics Prep Rally
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
336
Free or Reduced Lunch
60%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.24 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.24 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,128
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.2%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,393/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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This school will provide you with excellent academic opportunities including your first 2 years of college free! However, the lack of extracurricular activities and athletic opportunities may make this school the wrong choice for you. But if you seek a strong academic chance, then ECHS will be the place for you.
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I am currently a Junior at Harlingen Early College High School and I truly find the people appealing due to the fact that we consider each other family and treat each other with respect. I enjoy the passion our teachers have towards teaching us and they are all very wonderful and kind. I wouldn't want to be in any other school. ECHS not only challenges one's mindset and character, but it also prepares us for college with the partnership we currently have with UTRGV even though we are only high school students at the moment. It pushes us to our full potential and lets us know that we can do anything and be anything as long as we remain with a positive mindest and work hard.
Early College High School has given me the great opportunity to have hands-on learning with the college life. I started taking college courses my sophomore year of high school. The academics at my school are outstanding, every teacher cares about you and there's always a great student-teacher relationship. Diversity in my school is average since the area I live in is a majority-minority area. The College readiness is absolutely amazing, at my school by the time we're juniors all our classes have to be at the local college we are contracted with. Overall, early college high school is a great school with a great program giving students the opportunity to get college hours out of the way and saving money.