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About This School

Harlingen High School is a public high school in Harlingen. The principal of Harlingen High School is Mrs Imelda Munivez and can be contacted at imelda.munivez@hcisd.org. 2,515 students attend Harlingen High School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the Harlingen High School students have "limited English proficiency." 70% of the 2,515 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 72% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Harlingen High School is 15:1. Early College High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Italian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 90%
White, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 0.7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.8%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.09%
Multiracial 0.08% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.04% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 74%
Limited English proficiency 6% 13%
Economically disadvantaged 70% 76%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    As a former student to this school i could tell you this place is horrible and i heard it got worse it seemed like all the faculty cared more about being fake police and trying to catch peiple for drugs and sending kids to om campus suspension if you try and ask a teacher for help they would jut give you sarcastic responses and most of the good teachers left got layed off or move to the freshman campus if you want your child to have a proper education dont send them to this football obsessed school send them to a. School that actually supports education

  • (4 years ago)

    My grandson is a student at this High School. He is a sophomore with the Honors Band and The Honors Jazz Band. Harligen High School has a great band program and the band kids show it in their perforamances...If you have never seen this band perform you need to make it a point to see them. They are super!

  • (5 years ago)

    Harlingen high school. Well i went to this school for fresh/soph yr and i have to say that it was a experience i wont forget. Althletes do seem to run the school but that doesnt mean they dont work hard in their acedemics. There are a few great teachers that really teach you the meaning of responsibility and show passion towards the students as well as for the rest they could care less. The band choir and football programs are really impressive. The spirit at this school is like nothing you've ever seen. Even though there is violence and a whole lot of different clicks when it comes down to it the pride of our school brings us together. My favorite sayings 'once a cardinal always a cardinal' and 'cardinal spirit never dies'!

  • (5 years ago)

    As a currently enrolled student I have to say I really like this school compared to schools like Harlingen South.Most of the teachers here are really commited to passing their students but most I think are there for the money.A large chunk of the students here have problems with respect rules and some even with dignity.There seems to be fights graffiti and drugs everywhere and even the security helps in some of this but for the most part they have no control over students.If we were to exclude these people than the school would be a better place.As it is now though it is quite good.(for a school obsessed with football)

  • (6 years ago)

    As a former student I can say only a few good things about this school. The band is amazing! The sports teams are great but they seem to run the school. The teachers for AP (advanced placement) classes were great and seemed to really care about the students. As far as the rest of the teachers it's a coin toss as to whether you get a good teacher or not. Some teachers were great but a sad majority didn t seem to care especially the coach/teachers. I laughed when I read the high rating for safety and discipline. It seemed like every week there was a gang fight and drugs were everywhere. The kids run all over the security guards and teachers. They have no respect for authority. Sometimes I was scared to go to school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The level of Academis programs at HHS are great. The quality of teachers are excellent. I found the level of parent envolvement to be solely concentrated on sports like football and basketball. I would rate the teachers at this school as great.

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