Welcome back to the 2015-2016 school year!
The start of each school year brings excitement and anticipation, and this year is no different as LISD's 1:X initiative will put an iPad in every high school students' hand. We will also start the school year on our new Block Lunch schedule with added seating and charging stations for students' technology. Seniors will also enjoy the opportunity to paint their reserved parking spot at the same time the school transforms it's inside appearance to school colors. As the color scheme changes, so does the student body numbers, as we will have over 3,500 students this school year in grades 9-12; the largest enrollment ever for Hebron High School.
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. Along with this rating, Hebron received recognition with Distinction Earned in three categories: Academic Achievement in Social Studies, Academic Achievement in Mathematics, and Top 25% Student Progress.
May Advanced Placement (AP) scores were strong again this past year, with students passing 84% of tests given. The highest in school history. This passing rate greatly exceeds the state and national averages. Participation rates continue to climb as well, with 1,857 tests given; a 16% increase from the previous year. All of this simply translates that 781 students will have college credit before ever setting foot on a college campus.
In addition, the Hebron Girls Cross Country team is coming off its first state 6A title, and the Hebron High School Band never failed to exceed everyone's expectations, including their own, as they finished the UIL state marching season with the silver medal. All fine arts organizations received top ratings at their respective UIL competitions, athletics continue to be successful in the very tough 6-6A district, and all academic teams have excelled in their regional and national competitions.
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 staff and facilities. You have come to the right place!
I look forward to meeting you soon,