Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Harlingen CISD: B

Total students

1,596

Avg. teacher experience

13.6 years

Harlingen CISD: 12.1 years

Statewide: 11.2 years

Four-year graduation rate

96.2 %

Harlingen CISD: 95%

Statewide: 90.3%

Harlingen H S - South is a high school in Harlingen, TX, in the Harlingen CISD school district. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it had 1,596 students. 53.1% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 9.3% 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, 96.2% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.9% during the 2019-2020 school year.

The average SAT score at Harlingen H S - South was 978 for 2019-2020 graduates. The average ACT score was 20.0.

As of the 2020-2021 school year, an average teacher's salary was $57,907, which is $266 more than the state average. On average, teachers had 13.6 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.hcisd.org/south

Address

407 N 77 Sunshine Strip
Harlingen, TX 78550

Office phone number

(956) 427-3800

Principal

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Harlingen H S - South are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 23.5 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

1,596

African American

11 (0.7%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.5%

Statewide: 12.7%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

6 (0.4%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 4.7%

Hispanic

1,447 (90.7%)

Harlingen CISD: 93.5%

Statewide: 52.9%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

125 (7.8%)

Harlingen CISD: 5.1%

Statewide: 26.5%

Two or more races

7 (0.4%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0.7%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

0.4%

Hispanic

90.7%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

7.8%

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

53.1 %

Harlingen CISD: 53.3%

Statewide: 49.2%

Economically disadvantaged

73.8 %

Harlingen CISD: 79.4%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

9.4 %

Harlingen CISD: 14.4%

Statewide: 20.7%

At-risk students

53.1%

Econ. disadvantaged

73.8%

Limited Eng. proficiency

9.4%

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

9.3 %

Harlingen CISD: 17.6%

Statewide: 21%

Gifted and Talented

7.5 %

Harlingen CISD: 6.7%

Statewide: 8.3%

Special Education

15 %

Harlingen CISD: 11.8%

Statewide: 11.1%

Bilingual/ESL

9.3%

Gifted and talented

7.5%

Special education

15.0%

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

Harlingen CISD: B

Student achievement (2018-2019)

B

Harlingen CISD: B

School progress (2018-2019)

B

Harlingen CISD: A

Closing the gaps (2018-2019)

C

Harlingen CISD: 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

96.2 %

Harlingen CISD: 95%

Statewide: 90.3%

African American

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 80%

Statewide: 87%

American Indian

N/A

Harlingen CISD: N/A

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 100%

Statewide: 96.7%

Hispanic

96.5 %

Harlingen CISD: 95.1%

Statewide: 88.6%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 89.2%

White

94.3 %

Harlingen CISD: 93.5%

Statewide: 94%

Two or more races

100 %

Harlingen CISD: 100%

Statewide: 91.1%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

96.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

94.3%

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

0.9 %

Harlingen CISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.6%

American Indian

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.3%

African American

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 2.5%

Asian

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Hispanic

0.9 %

Harlingen CISD: 0.8%

Statewide: 1.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 1.5%

White

0.8 %

Harlingen CISD: 0.3%

Statewide: 0.9%

Two or more races

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 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

7.9 %

Harlingen CISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 6.7%

American Indian

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.8%

African American

10 %

Harlingen CISD: 4.1%

Statewide: 8.9%

Asian

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 2.5%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

8.1 %

Harlingen CISD: 6.2%

Statewide: 7.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 7.2%

White

5.6 %

Harlingen CISD: 5.5%

Statewide: 5.2%

Two or more races

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 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

21.7 %

Harlingen CISD: 19.1%

Statewide: 22%

African American

0 %

Harlingen CISD: 13.3%

Statewide: 13.3%

American Indian

N/A

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

Asian

60 %

Harlingen CISD: 43.8%

Statewide: 59.1%

Hispanic

19.9 %

Harlingen CISD: 17.9%

Statewide: 18.6%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 19.5%

White

40.5 %

Harlingen CISD: 33.8%

Statewide: 25.4%

Two or more races

66.7 %

Harlingen CISD: 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

44 %

Harlingen CISD: 45.1%

Statewide: 59%

African American

N/A

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 40.4%

American Indian

N/A

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 57.6%

Asian

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 71.4%

Statewide: 81.2%

Hispanic

42 %

Harlingen CISD: 43.5%

Statewide: 47.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Harlingen CISD: Masked

Statewide: 58.9%

White

50 %

Harlingen CISD: 51%

Statewide: 69%

Two or more races

Masked

Harlingen CISD: 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

978

Harlingen CISD: 980

Statewide: 1019

ACT

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

Avg. ACT score

20.0

Harlingen CISD: 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

69.4 %

Harlingen CISD: 68.3%

Statewide: 59.7%

Math

66.7 %

Harlingen CISD: 63.3%

Statewide: 47.9%

Reading + Math

58.5 %

Harlingen CISD: 56.9%

Statewide: 43.2%

Reading

69.4%

Math

66.7%

Reading + Math

58.5%

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

114.3

African American

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.4%

Statewide: 11.1%

American Indian

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.2%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

91.8 (80.3%)

Harlingen CISD: 84.9%

Statewide: 28.4%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Harlingen CISD: 0.1%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

21.9 (19.1%)

Harlingen CISD: 14%

Statewide: 56.9%

Two or more races

0.6 (0.6%)

Harlingen CISD: 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

7.6 (6.6%)

Harlingen CISD: 2%

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

72.1 (63%)

Harlingen CISD: 74%

Statewide: 73%

Master's

33.6 (29.4%)

Harlingen CISD: 23.5%

Statewide: 25%

Doctorate

1 (0.9%)

Harlingen CISD: 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

Harlingen CISD: 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

13.6 years

Harlingen CISD: 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

$57,907

Harlingen CISD: $56,386

Statewide: $57,641

Beginner

$54,437

Harlingen CISD: $51,096

Statewide: $50,849

1 to 5 years

$53,394

Harlingen CISD: $52,077

Statewide: $53,288

6 to 10 years

$54,068

Harlingen CISD: $54,154

Statewide: $56,282

11 to 20 years

$57,469

Harlingen CISD: $57,135

Statewide: $59,900

21 to 30 years

$65,338

Harlingen CISD: $63,269

Statewide: $64,637

30+ years

$70,585

Harlingen CISD: $69,531

Statewide: $69,974

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