In September 2015, Newsweek ranked Early College High School in Harlingen CISD as one of the top high schools in the nation in its “Beating the Odds 2015” list, coming in at number 84 on the list of 500 public high schools across the United States for their outstanding efforts in preparing students for college while also overcoming the obstacles posed by students at an economic disadvantage.

According to the Valley Morning Star, ECHS received high marks for all three categories, including college readiness, graduation rate, and college bound – 87.3 percent, 100 percent, and 96.7 percent respectively.

This is the third year that ECHS is recognized at the national level. In 2014, the campus earned a bronze classification in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools national rankings.

“Early College High School has provided many of our students the opportunity to excel in both high school and college while preparing them for global achievement,” said Superintendent Dr. Art Cavazos. “I firmly believe that education is the great equalizer in this great country, and the outstanding achievements ECHS has come to earn is a testament to what our students can accomplish when they have the support of their community. I want to commend their staff, students and our great partnership with Texas State Technical College for this recognition.