Harlingen CISD

District Planning

Each district must have a district improvement plan TEC 11.251

Harlingen CISD District Improvement Plan

2023 Harlingen CISD Strategic Plan

District Website

District Priorities

  1. Academic Achievement & College & Career Readiness

  2. Well-Rounded Graduates

  3. Professional Learning & Talent Management

  4. Family Engagement

  5. Communication & Stakeholder Experience

District IRB Required? 


Name: External Research Requests

General Information

Application Deadline:
July 31, 2023 for Fall
November 30, 2023 for Spring

Application Notification: Will be emailed once application is submitted

Application: Request from Dalia M. Garcia, Associate Superintendent for Data Governance & Outcomes

Submission Requirements: Completed Harlingen CISD Application, Copy of Approved Research Proposal, Proof of all University Approvals, University IRB Approval, Copy of All Instruments (tests, questionnaires, interview protocols, observation forms, etc), Copy of  Any Letters to Parents/Teachers/Administrators/Students (Letters of Consent/Cover Letters for Study), Informed Consent Letters

Fees: NI

Contact: Dalia M. Garcia, Associate Superintendent for Data Governance & Outcomes

Number of Schools: 31

School TypeTotal
Elementary 18
Middle Schools6
High Schools6
Alternative Learning Center1

Additional Facilities and Programs

  • Accelerate Reader

  • ACE Program

  • Adventures in Education

  • CTE

  • Drug Prevention

  • Dual Language

  • Dyslexia/504

  • Elementary Fine Arts School

  • Family & Community Engagement (FACE)

  • Family P.L.U.S. (Parents Leading, Uniting, & Serving)

  • Migrant Education Program

  • Music Education

  • Special Ed

  • Staff Wellness

  • STEM

  • STEM2 Prepatory Academy

  • Texas Success Initiative Dual Enrollment

District Demographics

Students: 13,155

Additional Student Data

MetricsPercent of Total Students
Economically Disadvantaged77%
Emerging Bilingual15.2%
Special Education11.7%
Bilingual/ESL Program18.5%
Gifted and Talented6.9%
At Risk for Dropping Out59.2%

Teachers: 956


Administrative and Professional: 706

Bus Drivers, Custodians, Food Service and Educational Aides: 688