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Homer Hanna Early College High School

Homer Hanna Early College High School

Brownsville Independent School District

Brownsville, TX
Grades 9-12
Principal: Blanca Lambarri
Homer Hanna

ENROLLMENT: 2,520

Latinx
98%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
83%
Students With Disabilities
13%
English Learners
18%

Homer Hanna Early College High School has infused new hope in students and their families by helping students learn that academic success is attainable.  While Hanna students face all of the challenges typically experienced by students in low-income communities, Hanna’s team of teachers, staff, and administrators has convinced students that they will support students through those challenges and help them succeed in college and/or productive careers.  In their Symposium session, Hanna leaders will explain the systems they have put in place to ensure that students will succeed in rigorous curricula.  They will emphasize what has happened to ensure that large numbers of students succeed in dual-enrollment courses, career and technical education, and other advanced courses. 

AWARDS

2019-20 Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll School

In 2019, Homer Hanna received state distinctions for academic achievement in reading/English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Additionally, they achieved distinction for Top 25 Percent Academic Growth, Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps, and Postsecondary Readiness.

In 2018-19 Homer Hanna was voted the Brownsville Herald’s “Favorite High School” Reader’s Choice Award

In 2017, the Washington Post rated Homer Hanna as a “Most Challenging High School in the Nation”

Homer Hanna students have won distinction in band, visual arts, choir, dance team, theater, Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps, science fair competitions, history fair competitions, chess team competitions, and various athletic competitions.

In 2017-18 and again in 2018-19, Homer Hanna students took five state assessments.  In both years, they outperformed the state of TX on all five.

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