Harlingen school information

IndexHarlingenTexasNational
Average Test Scores69%72%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools297,41879,221
Total private schools61,26724,874
Total post-secondary schools34637,963
The Harlingen, TX educational system consists of 29 public schools, 6 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Harlingen public schools have average test scores of 69% which is 4% lower than than the Texas average and 41% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Harlingen public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in Texas and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 71.7% of students have completed 8th grade, 69.5% have completed high school, 17.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Harlingen are 41% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 29 public schools in Harlingen.
  • 71.7% of people in Harlingen have completed 8th grade.
  • 69.5% of people in Harlingen have completed high school.
  • 17.6% of people in Harlingen have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Harlingen

IndexHarlingenTexasNational
Completed 8th grade71.7%79.3%84.3%
Completed high school69.5%77.8%83.0%
Completed some college45.8%57.3%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.0%34.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors17.6%28.1%30.3%
Completed masters6.0%9.6%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%2.6%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.5%1.1%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Harlingen (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Harlingen, TX education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.