Memorial Middle School

1901 Rio Hondo Rd. | Harlingen, TX | 78550 | 956-427-3020 | 956-427-3024

The first junior high school in Harlingen, Minnie B. Gay Junior High School first opened its doors in 1948. The address was listed as 13th and Madison. It was a two-story building with an auditorium and separate wing. In 1962, students were asked to submit drawings for a Raider mascot. The winning entry was a cowboy drawn by MMS student, James Stevenson. A rendition of that mascot was proudly displayed in the weight room and main staircase until renovations were made in 2000. Three years ago, Memorial PTA commissioned Carlos R. Leal, an art teacher at Harlingen High School South, to revamp the Raider.
After more than half a century, Memorial Middle School continues to embody excellence at its new facility, which opened its doors on August 27, 2012 to 808 students. The Cardinal tradition starts here!

Campus Highlights 

·      Our campus is the flagship campus for an Anti-Bullying Program.  We initiated the program and continue to improve the program through committee decisions with the intent of providing a safe and bully-free campus.

·      Our students excel in our academic, fine arts, and athletic programs.  Many of them reaching regional or state honors.

·      Our campus received six Academic Distinctions on STAAR 2014, more than any other secondary campus.

·      Our campus is equipped with state-of-the-art security to provide our students andstaff with a safe and secure environment.

·      Our students receive a challenging and dynamic curriculum.  We are the flagship campus for formative assessments, a concept where the instruction is rolled out with “the end inmind.” 

·      Teachers embrace the BYOD concept and incorporate modern technology to entice andstimulate student minds.