Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Total students

17,863

Avg. teacher experience

12.1 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

95 %

Statewide: 90.3%

Harlingen CISD is a school district in Harlingen, TX. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 17,863 students. 53.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 17.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. The school received an accountability rating of B for the 2018-2019 school year.

In the Class of 2020, 95% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.8% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score at Harlingen CISD was 980 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.3.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $56,386, which is $1,255 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 12.1 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.hcisd.org

Superintendent

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Harlingen CISD are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2007 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

17,863

African American

82 (0.5%)

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

8 (0%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

72 (0.4%)

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

16,699 (93.5%)

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

5 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

918 (5.1%)

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

79 (0.4%)

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.5%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

93.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

5.1%

Two or more races

0.4%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

53.3 %

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

79.4 %

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

14.4 %

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

53.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

79.4%

Limited Eng. proficiency

14.4%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2020-2021 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

17.6 %

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

6.7 %

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

11.8 %

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

17.6%

Gifted and talented

6.7%

Special education

11.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2020-2021 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year when available.

Overall (2018-2019)

B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

School progress (2018-2019)

A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2021 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2016-2017 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2021. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

95 %

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

80 %

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

95.1 %

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

93.5 %

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

100 %

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

80.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

95.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

93.5%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2019-2020 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.8 %

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0.8 %

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0.3 %

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.5%

Chronic absenteeism

The chronic absenteeism rate for students during the 2019-2020 school year. It measures the number of students who were absent for at least ten percent of the school year.

All students

6.2 %

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

4.1 %

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

2.5 %

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

6.2 %

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 7.2%

White

5.5 %

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

5.3 %

Statewide: 6.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2019-2020 school year.

All students

19.1 %

Statewide: 22%

African American

13.3 %

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

43.8 %

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

17.9 %

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

33.8 %

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

55.6 %

Statewide: 25.8%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2019-2020 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

45.1 %

Statewide: 59%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

71.4 %

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

43.5 %

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

51 %

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

60 %

Statewide: 69.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2019-2020, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

980

Statewide: 1019

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2019-2020. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.3

Statewide: 20.2

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2019-2020.

Reading

68.3 %

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

63.3 %

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

56.9 %

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

68.3%

Math

63.3%

Reading + Math

56.9%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2020-2021 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

1,241.9

African American

5 (0.4%)

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

2 (0.2%)

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1,054.8 (84.9%)

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

174 (14%)

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

5 (0.4%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

24.9 (2%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

919.5 (74%)

Statewide: 73%

Master's

291.4 (23.5%)

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

6 (0.5%)

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2020-2021.

Students per teacher

14.4

Statewide: 14.5

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2020-2021 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

12.1 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$56,386

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$51,096

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$52,077

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$54,154

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,135

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$63,269

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$69,531

Statewide: $69,974

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