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Gladys Porter High School

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School type  Public high school
Principal  Hector Hernandez
Enrollment  2,005 (2014-2015)
Phone  +1 956-548-7800
Mascot  Cowboy
Founded  1974
Grades  9-12
Color(s)  Blue & White
Number of students  2,005
Address  3500 International Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78521, USA
District  Brownsville Independent School District
Similar  Homer Hanna Early Coll, Lopez Early College, Lincoln Park School, Premier High School, Harlingen South High School

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Gladys Porter High School is a 5A public high school in Brownsville, Texas (USA) and is one of the successors of "Brownsville High School". It is one of six high schools operated by the Brownsville Independent School District. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.



Porter High School was built to alleviate the over-crowded conditions which had existed at Brownsville High School, now Homer Hanna High School, for three years. Even before the construction began, the school's colors and mascot were chosen at a board meeting on October 2, 1973. The school was named for Gladys Sams Porter (1910-March 16, 1980), the daughter of Earl C. Sams, who was the first president of the J.C. Penney retail chain and Lula A. Sams. Ms. Porter was a well-known Brownsville civic leader and philanthropist. It is a magnet school for Technology and Engineering. Tony Ortiz was selected the school's first principal. The Magnet Program from Porter High School will be moved to Veterans Memorial High School for the 2012-2013 school year.


The Porter Cowboys compete in the following sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer

  • Boys Soccer
  • 2006(5A) State Champions
  • 2016(5A) State Champions
  • References

    Gladys Porter High School Wikipedia

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