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About Harlingen High School South

Our Vision
Harlingen High School South will create a safe, collaborative, and academically inspiring environment where all students graduate as responsible citizens that are college and career ready.

Our Mission
We empower students to create, compete, and reach for excellence.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in the school's and community's ability to responsibly meet the needs of all our students.
  • We believe that students become college and career ready through a well-rounded educational experience that emphasizes academics, athletics, and the arts.
  • We believe that a safe and secure environment is required to promote authentic learning experiences, responsibility, and informed decision making.
  • We believe in empowering students to advocate for their school & community and become productive citizens with a selfless sense of service.
  • We believe that engaging and informing parents is critical to their children's success.
  • We believe in instruction that utilizes critical thinking, collaboration, and engagement to develop life long learners.

Campus Highlights

  • Our academic programs consistently earn top honors at the district, regional, and state level. Our awards include 18 District Championships and 5 Regional Championships.  
  • Our Air Force JROTC program is ranked in the top 5% globally.
  • Our Speech, Drama and Debate program has ranked in the top 10 in the state of Texas since 1996. Their program has produced 7 National Finalists and 11 State Champions. They were also named School of Excellence Speech Team in 2009 (only 13 schools in the nation received this award).
  • Our choir, band and orchestra programs continually earn top district, regional and state honors with many of our students qualifying for state ensembles.  
  • Many of our athletics programs have qualified for the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 competitive levels.  They also continually earn championship titles at the district, regional and state level.  
  • Our Advanced Placement (AP) scores are a source of pride. The percentage of our students scoring a 3 or above is above the national average.  In 2015-2016, 34 South students earned AP Scholar distinctions.
  • Our campus has had 100% of our seniors apply and be accepted to post-secondary institutions for three years in a row. The Class of 2015 received over $15 million in scholarships.