Welcome back to the 2016-2017 school year!
The start of each school year brings excitement and anticipation, and this year is no different. The student enrollment numbers continue to grow, as we will have over 3,600 students this school year in grades 9-12; the largest enrollment ever for Hebron High School and the Hebron High School 9th Grade Campus. As of this writing, Hebron has enrolled 83 new students with 35 of those students joining us from private schools. We also have 91 students who have chosen to join us from other sister schools in the district. The growth is exciting as job opportunities abound.
Other exciting news was received recently as well. This past year Hebron High School earned the highest rating in the state’s accountability system: Met Standard. Hebron also earned Distinctions from the state in English Language Arts/Reading and Postsecondary Readiness.
May Advanced Placement (AP) scores were strong again this past year and exceeded the previous years passing rate of 84%. Students this past year had a passing rate of 86%, greatly exceeding state and global averages. Participation rates continue to climb as well, with 1,970 tests given; a 6% increase from the previous year. All of this simply translates that 929 students will have college credit before ever setting foot on a college campus. Our Dual Credit course offerings at Hebron, in conjunction with Collin College, continue to grow rivaling and exceeding other schools in the area.
In addition, the Hebron Volleyball team is coming off its third state title, and the Hebron High School Band finished third in their first appearance at the Bands of America, Grand Nationals competition in Indianapolis. Choir competed in the Festival di Voce at Dallas Baptist University and in their first attempt, won first place in this very prestigious competition. All fine arts organizations received top ratings at their respective UIL competitions, athletics continued to be successful in the very tough 6-6A district with Cross Country Boys and Baseball winning district and not to mention Girls Cross Country returning to the state meet. As a result, Hebron finished 23rd in the UIL Lone Star Cup out of over 250 6A schools in the state of Texas. All academic teams excelled as well in their regional and national competitions: Latin (Junior Classical League), DECA, BPA, FCCLA, TSA, HOSA and UIL Academics just to mention a few.
As you can see, Hawk pride and success runs throughout our academics, as well as our extracurricular programs. This success has been the result of a dedicated staff, the tireless efforts of our students, and the tremendous support of our parents. This trifecta makes our Motto of “Nothing Less Than Success” a reality.
And finally parents, if you are new to Hebron High School, welcome. The Hebron community is a great place to live as well as attend school. You will find our feeder schools are outstanding whether you have children in elementary, middle or high school. You and your student(s) will also enjoy the United Nations feel of our schools, which makes for a unique experience rarely found in other schools. Students, because of our diversity, there is a place for you here and all who come to Hebron. You will find our students are warm and friendly, and they welcome all who join our school. Parents, your children’s education will be challenging, but rewarding in a place where we have been blessed with the finest teachers, staff and facilities. You have come to the right place!
I look forward to meeting you soon,