Harlingen High School South

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Coordinates: 26°10′33″N 97°43′09″W / 26.1758°N 97.7192°W / 26.1758; -97.7192

Harlingen High School South
Harlingen Hawk.jpg
Hawk Pride - A Step Above!
Harlingen, Texas
United States
Type Public
Established 1993
School district Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District
President Gerry Fluriet
Principal Dr. Joseph Rodriguez
Staff 405
Grades 10 - 12
Enrollment 2,200
Number of students 2,200
Campus type Closed Campus
Color(s) Green and Orange
Athletics conference District 32-5A
Mascot Hawk

Harlingen High School South is located at 1701 Dixieland Road in Harlingen, Texas and is part of the Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District. HHSS is the second of 3 public high schools in Harlingen. Harlingen High School was the sole high school until 1993 when the Alamo Ninth Grade Academy officially changed to a high school. The Harlingen south campus's continues to show excellent standing in both academic and sport competitions.


HHSS Alma Mater[edit]

If we live to be a hundred,
If today we die,
If we go away forever, < We'll be there with hope & promise
And our spirits high.

Time will cease, and life will leave,
But Harlingen South won't die
For in our hearts she'll live forever,
We'll not say goodbye.

HHSS Fight Song[edit]

On wings of victory, we
Fly proudly lifted by the
Spirit of the mighty Hawk.
Hear our battle cry,
South! Fight! Win!

Led by our ensign boldly,
We enter battle, so we
Lift our banner to the sky
And shout our battle cry,
South! Fight! Win!


Homecoming week is full of tradition at HHSS. The week is designated spirit week with each day allowing the students to dress in a certain fashion not normally acceptable by rule (e.i. Western day, Orange out day, etc.). On the Thursday night prior to the game on Friday, the Student Council holds an annual homecoming parade and bonfire. The event starts with a parade down Dixieland Road featuring floats which representatives from participating clubs ride on. The parade is followed by a special homecoming pep rally. The night concludes with the traditional Burning of the "HS" by the Harlingen South FFA. A large steel "HS" is wrapped in cloth set up in a field near the school and set on fire. The Burning of the "HS" closely resembles the Burning of the "H" homecoming tradition at cross town rival Harlingen High School. Harlingen South broke off from Harlingen High in 1993. The Homecoming Dance, sponsored by the Student Council is held on the Saturday night following the Friday game.

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