Brownsville Early College High School, working in partnership with the University of Texas RGV and Texas Southmost College is to develop knowledgeable citizens and emerging leaders who are engaged in the life of their community. We embrace teaching excellence, active inquiry, lifelong learning and rigorous scholarship in service to the common good. We honor the creative, cultural and environmental heritage of our region.
BECHS will produce well-educated graduates who can pursue higher educational opportunities and who will become responsible citizens in a changing society by utilizing all resources to provide equitable opportunities for all students.
School Mascot: Scorpions
School Colors: Dark Blue/Burnt Orange/White
BECHS has a long-standing tradition of excellence in academic performance on standardized test. The school has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the nation, ranking 28th in the state and 163 in the nation. BECHS received four distinction awards in 2019 from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the following: Academic Achievement in Reading/ELA, Academic Achievement in Mathematics, Comparative Closing the Gaps and Postsecondary Readiness.
The U.S. Department of Education notified the Brownsville Independent School District that BECHS was one of 26 schools in Texas and 329 in the Nation to received the national Blue Ribbon School Award, the highest honor the education department can bestow on a school. BECHS was one of only a handful of high schools among the 26 chosen for Blue Ribbon honors in Texas.