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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Harlingen High School South is an above average, public school located in Harlingen, TX. It has 1,549 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 22% of students are at least proficient in math and 16% in reading.

Harlingen High School South Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
16%
Percent Proficient - Math
22%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1100
274 responses
Average ACT
23
71 responses
AP Enrollment
34%
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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
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 97 responses
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  • Football Games
    23%
  • Homecoming Parade
    19%
  • Band Contests
    12%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • School Dances
    9%
  • Senior lock-in
    8%
  • Prom
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,549
Free or Reduced Lunch
70%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,128
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.8%
61%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.46 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.46 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.46 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,393/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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Harlingen High School South Reviews

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Harlingen High School South was overall a great school preparing and guiding me to the next level of education. The teachers showed that they cared about the education that they were giving for their students. The school also kept the students with many different clubs and activities such as NHS, Robotic club, chess club, and many more! The campus has a great vibe and there is a comfortable feeling.
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I liked being part of the band here at Harlingen South. I met talented and great people who became my friends. I created endless memories in the band hall while also making music. Other than being in band, I really liked making friends overall. My teachers would help me with anything I needed and I always did my best to make sure I succeeded!
Harlingen High School South cares about attendance in order to receive funding and how the public perceives it. Most classes do not even have textbooks and are a joke. Furthermore, the grading scale completely hurts the students' diligence and comprehension of what college will expect. However, the school did attain several teachers that are exceptional and truly help their students comprehend the subject matter.