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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Harlingen High School is a public school located in Harlingen, TX. It has 1,827 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 15% in reading.

Harlingen High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
15%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1040
226 responses
Average ACT
21
75 responses
AP Enrollment
27%

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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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.27 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.27 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 71 responses
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  • Varsity Football Bird Bowl
    30%
  • Homecoming Burning of the H
    20%
  • Varsity Football Battle of the Arroyo
    18%
  • All of them
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Marching band competitions
    4%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,827
Free or Reduced Lunch
78%
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.31 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.31 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.31 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,128
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.8%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$11,393/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses
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I love Harlingen High School because the school spirit/pride runs through generations. Attending my moms alma mater has given us the opportunity to bond over an experience that shaped both of our lives for the better. Not only are the teachers dedicated to providing the best education possible, but the students are committed to each other just as a family would be. Being a cardinal has taught me to never give up, strive for success, and always remain humble. I am so very proud to say that my cardinal spirit will certainly never die!
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My overall experience has been excellent. All the teachers I’ve had have been great, taught me a lot and we’re very sweet. All the extracurricular activities I was in, have been a highlight to my whole high school. The memories I’ve made with my friends are unforgettable!
I enjoyed my high school years as an avid sports player i learned the value of hard work, teamwork, and striving to be the best i can be. Harlingen high school is a very big school fitting thousands of students in the doors everyday and the fact that the teachers and staff can be s one on one with the students is absolutely amazing. I love my alma mator, and am so happy i got the chance and the privilege to study and graduate from that amazing school. I would only change one thing about the school that is to make it bigger cause to me the bigger the family the better!