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High academic expectations for all students is our focus at Vela Middle School. Our faculty of dedicated and caring teachers, counselors, and administrators continuously strive to ensure students are meeting their academic learning goals.

In addition, Vela Middle School provides extracurricular programs such as Academic UIL, Athletics, Band, Choir, Orchestra, Chess, Robotics, National Junior Honor Society, Speech, Drama, and Debate, Student Council, and Rachel’s Challenge Club, among others, to encourage student success beyond the academics. Our academic and extracurricular programs work hand in hand. They support and push our students to be more.

Our 2018-2019 UIL Academic Team competed against Harlingen, San Benito, and Los Fresnos middle schools and won the UIL Academic District Championship for the first time in our school’s history. Our music programs continue to perform at high levels earning many all region awards. In our athletic programs, students excel and compete at high levels while earning district recognition in all sports.

It is the goal and vision of Harlingen CISD to continue to be a world class district and offer all of our students the highest academic success. Vela Middle School fully supports this phenomenal vision and strives to become one of the best middle schools in Harlingen, the Rio Grande Valley, the state of Texas, and the entire nation.

We appreciate and thank all of our parents, guardians, students, staff and community members for being a part of our Vela Family. Our success is due to your commitment and dedication to Vela Middle School!
Vela Middle School going above and beyond!
  • 96% Kinder Ready
  • 100% TEA Designated Safe Schools
  • transcriptsAll Elementary Schools at or Above State Performance in all subject areas
  • 100% Seniors commit to post secondary plans
  • 11 Years TEA Superior Financial Integrity Rating
  • 37 Industry Certification Opportunities
  • awardTwo High Schools named U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools
  • musicBest Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation

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