Vernon Middle

Public 6-8

 125 S 13th St
       Harlingen, TX  78550-7113


(956) 427-3040

District: Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1445th of 2,330 Texas Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,145 Help


Students who attend Vernon Middle usually attend:

High:    Harlingen Collegiate High School
    Harlingen High School

Feeder schools for Vernon Middle:

Elementary:    Bonham Elementary
    Crockett Elementary
    Travis Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  12.3 Help
Number of students:  715

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
95.9%
White:
3.4%
Asian:
0.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  89.7% Help


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Compare Details Vernon Middle ranks worse than 62% of middle schools in Texas. It also ranks 4th among 5 ranked middle schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 38.48. (See more...)
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (95.9%), White (3.4%), Asian (0.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 89.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Vernon Middle is 12.3, which is the lowest among 5 middle schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Vernon Middle is $11,145, which is the highest among 5 middle schools in the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Vernon Middle:

SchoolDigger ranks Vernon Middle 1445th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Vernon Middle in the ranking list.)

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Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District 511th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Vernon Middle

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Rank History for all students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 45.05 1017th 1573 35.3%
2005 39.23 1099th 1582 30.5%
2006 46.05 980th 1585 38.2%
2007 44.05 1095th 1684 35.0%
2008 41.56 1205th 1718 29.9%
2009 54.77 900th 1763 49.0%
2010 47.82 1137th 1803 36.9%
2011 52.66 1054th 1895 44.4%
2012 39.09 1293rd 1951 33.7%
2013 40.55 1303rd 1973 34.0%
2014 36.03 1382nd 1987 30.4%
2015 43.18 1269th 2043 37.9%
2016 42.22 1250th 1987 37.1%
2017 44.53 1051st 2027 48.1%
2018 37.64 1308th 2080 37.1%
2019 37.49 1375th 2193 37.3%
2021 30.35 1575th 2252 30.1%
2022 37.98 1399th 2254 37.9%
2023 38.48 1445th 2330 38.0%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.16 1023rd 1376 25.7%
2019 38.65 860th 1445 40.5%
2021 38.76 958th 1592 39.8%
2022 42.91 855th 1643 48.0%
2023 45.71 841st 1720 51.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.49 756th 1597 52.7%
2019 36.51 1031st 1626 36.6%
2021 29.11 1359th 1712 20.6%
2022 35.84 1124th 1757 36.0%
2023 26.47 1552nd 1815 14.5%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.67 975th 2039 52.2%
2019 49.52 955th 2073 53.9%
2021 36.58 1426th 2172 34.3%
2022 44.66 1181st 2220 46.8%
2023 46.28 1165th 2251 48.2%
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Rank History for Migrant students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 52.84 48th 125 61.6%
2019 73.45 11th 108 89.8%
2021 63.51 17th 68 75.0%
2022 58.32 16th 70 77.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.07 1372nd 2008 31.7%
2019 32.36 1483rd 2047 27.6%
2021 32.76 1487th 2151 30.9%
2022 37.96 1381st 2221 37.8%
2023 42.46 1280th 2241 42.9%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 57.97 696th 1430 51.3%
2019 61.88 645th 1446 55.4%
2021 45.69 974th 1501 35.1%
2022 48.32 950th 1488 36.2%
2023 36.95 1132nd 1481 23.6%
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Rank History for At Risk students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.60 781st 2008 61.1%
2019 46.48 978th 2058 52.5%
2021 27.99 1728th 2118 18.4%
2022 39.55 1291st 2182 40.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.73 1197th 2030 41.0%
2019 42.62 1135th 2069 45.1%
2021 28.42 1581st 2168 27.1%
2022 37.42 1404th 2228 37.0%
2023 34.44 1505th 2245 33.0%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.72 1041st 1895 45.1%
2019 44.48 1024th 1935 47.1%
2021 38.88 1239th 2043 39.4%
2022 45.91 1045th 2077 49.7%
2023 45.12 1109th 2116 47.6%
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Rank History for White students at Vernon Middle

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.35 988th 1673 40.9%
2019 31.21 1273rd 1684 24.4%
2021 13.12 1597th 1700 6.1%
2022 15.99 1597th 1723 7.3%
2023 25.67 1442nd 1749 17.6%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Vernon Middle

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 119 3 0 549 0 n/a n/a 0 671
1990 112 3 0 629 0 n/a n/a 0 744
1991 141 5 1 618 0 n/a n/a 0 765
1992 101 0 0 638 0 n/a n/a 0 739
1993 108 4 1 571 0 n/a n/a 0 684
1994 92 6 1 648 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1995 128 5 2 589 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1996 128 5 2 589 1 n/a n/a 0 725
1997 124 12 3 588 0 n/a n/a 0 727
1998 82 11 3 651 1 n/a n/a 0 748
1999 74 12 2 684 2 n/a n/a 0 774
2000 76 11 1 675 0 n/a n/a 0 763
2001 70 8 3 737 0 n/a n/a 0 818
2002 49 6 2 713 0 n/a n/a 0 770
2003 49 6 2 713 0 n/a n/a 0 770
2004 63 2 4 741 0 n/a n/a 0 810
2005 59 4 5 768 0 n/a n/a 0 836
2006 49 5 5 649 0 n/a n/a 0 708
2007 49 4 3 674 0 n/a n/a 0 730
2008 40 3 5 667 0 n/a n/a 0 715
2009 38 5 4 718 0 n/a n/a 0 765
2010 48 7 5 691 0 n/a n/a 0 751
2011 33 4 5 688 1 0 1 0 732
2012 43 3 6 722 0 0 1 0 775
2013 31 2 5 723 1 0 2 0 764
2014 36 5 8 685 1 0 1 0 736
2015 26 5 2 705 0 0 0 0 738
2016 22 2 1 695 1 1 0 0 722
2017 22 3 1 715 1 1 0 0 743
2018 27 1 1 629 2 1 1 0 662
2019 36 2 0 584 2 0 0 0 624
2020 14 0 1 670 0 0 0 0 685
2021 18 1 1 736 0 0 2 0 758
2022 34 0 3 703 2 0 2 0 744
2023 24 0 2 686 1 0 2 0 715

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Vernon Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 671 n/a n/a n/a
1990 744 42.0 17.7 n/a
1991 765 50.0 15.3 n/a
1992 739 43.9 16.8 59.9
1993 684 47.0 14.6 63.9
1994 747 54.4 13.7 60.9
1995 725 52.0 13.9 59.6
1996 725 52.0 13.9 59.6
1997 727 53.6 13.6 55.4
1998 748 55.1 13.6 73.7
1999 774 57.9 13.4 75.8
2000 763 55.0 13.9 81.3
2001 818 58.3 14.0 84.4
2002 770 57.0 13.5 84.9
2003 770 57.0 13.5 84.9
2004 810 58.7 13.8 82.6
2005 836 56.2 14.9 85.2
2006 708 56.3 12.6 83.3
2007 730 56.6 12.9 84.2
2008 715 56.6 12.6 85.5
2009 765 55.1 13.9 84.3
2010 751 57.9 12.9 84.8
2011 732 58.7 12.4 83.2
2012 775 58.7 13.1 82.8
2013 764 58.3 13.0 85.1
2014 736 58.0 12.6 84.4
2015 738 57.0 12.9 73.4
2016 722 57.0 12.6 84.1
2017 743 57.7 12.8 87.3
2018 662 52.4 12.6 87
2019 624 50.8 12.2 90.1
2020 685 54.8 12.4 88.6
2021 758 55.4 13.6 88.1
2022 744 57.1 13.0 85.2
2023 715 58.1 12.3 89.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Vernon Middle

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 671 n/a n/a n/a
1990 744 42.0 17.7 n/a
1991 765 50.0 15.3 n/a
1992 739 43.9 16.8 59.9
1993 684 47.0 14.6 63.9
1994 747 54.4 13.7 60.9
1995 725 52.0 13.9 59.6
1996 725 52.0 13.9 59.6
1997 727 53.6 13.6 55.4
1998 748 55.1 13.6 73.7
1999 774 57.9 13.4 75.8
2000 763 55.0 13.9 81.3
2001 818 58.3 14.0 84.4
2002 770 57.0 13.5 84.9
2003 770 57.0 13.5 84.9
2004 810 58.7 13.8 82.6
2005 836 56.2 14.9 85.2
2006 708 56.3 12.6 83.3
2007 730 56.6 12.9 84.2
2008 715 56.6 12.6 85.5
2009 765 55.1 13.9 84.3
2010 751 57.9 12.9 84.8
2011 732 58.7 12.4 83.2
2012 775 58.7 13.1 82.8
2013 764 58.3 13.0 85.1
2014 736 58.0 12.6 84.4
2015 738 57.0 12.9 73.4
2016 722 57.0 12.6 84.1
2017 743 57.7 12.8 87.3
2018 662 52.4 12.6 87
2019 624 50.8 12.2 90.1
2020 685 54.8 12.4 88.6
2021 758 55.4 13.6 88.1
2022 744 57.1 13.0 85.2
2023 715 58.1 12.3 89.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Vernon Middle

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,628 (13.2%) $10,736 (86.8%) $12,364
2020 $2,453 (20.9%) $9,299 (79.1%) $11,752
2021 $1,692 (15.2%) $9,454 (84.8%) $11,145

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Vernon Middle

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1375th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 1445th of 2330 Middle schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Vernon Middle)2541
 16%
   6th Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)3045
 15%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle)4018
 22%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4622
 24%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Vernon Middle)3645
 9%
   7th Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4451
 7%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle)3320
 13%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4132
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Vernon Middle)4261
 19%
   8th Grade Reading (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)5063
 13%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Vernon Middle)3417
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4427
 17%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Texas)5544
 11%
8th Grade Science (Vernon Middle)4945
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)4844
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Vernon Middle)3029
 1%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)3627
 9%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Vernon Middle)7853
 25%
   End of Course Algebra I (Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District)7646
 30%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students624715
 14.6%
African American20
 100%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian02
Hispanic584686
 17.5%
Pacific Islander00
White3624
 33.3%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients90.1%89.7%
 0.4%


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Students at Vernon Middle are 96% Hispanic, 3% White.

In the 2022-23 school year, 715 students attended Vernon Middle.

Students who attend Vernon Middle usually go on to attend Harlingen Collegiate High School

Vernon Middle ranks 1445th of 2330 Texas middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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