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Old 08-23-2022, 08:09 PM
 
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I am relocating to the valley in a month. I have 3 AA children (MS, HS, Elem). I know that well over 90% is Hispanic ( not a issue at all) but wondering between Harlingen, Weslaco, or McAllen would there be a few other kids in school and activities like my children? Also we don’t speak Spanish but we are ready to jump in a learn along with the culture around us! other suggestions needed are what are the best traveling soccer teams in the area? Which town has the best sports programs and class options? Between the two schools mentioned above, which has the best special education program?
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Old 08-23-2022, 08:45 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA>Tijuana, BC>San Antonio, TX
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Is AA Asian American or African American?
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Old 08-23-2022, 10:34 PM
 
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would there be a few other kids in school and activities like my children
Not sure what activities you are talking about but the answer is no. There will not be a lot of other black kids in any of these schools.

The area around north Mcallen and northeast Mission is nicest and probably has the best schools. Sharyland is probably the best public school district in the area, but there are also nice charter schools and private schools.

edit: I see the comment above and assumed you meant "African American" but if y'all are "Asian American" the answer is still no. It is a rare sight to see anybody who is not hispanic. White people are the second most common racial group but they still make up a very small percentage. If you are not hispanic people will probably stare at you or ask where you are from. Not necessarily in a bad way but like I said it is a pretty rare sight.
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Old 08-24-2022, 10:38 PM
 
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Cannot say anything about Harlingen or Weslaco. Our AA friends' kids go to Sharyland, in my kids schools (public) in North McAllen are few either AA kids, of course not too many, both combined probably less than whites. Spanish is not the problem in my opinion, my kids are not bilingual, all education and instructions are in English, at least in the schools they attend. I remember in elementary school they were trying to push bilingual classes on us, but I refused. But again, north McAllen would be different than south. I cannot speak for other school district, mission, psja or Edinburg. I know Harlingen and Edinburg band programs are much better than McAllen, they most always perform well. All McAllen high schools football team are weak as well ...
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Old 08-24-2022, 11:17 PM
 
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My guess would be that Sharyland has the highest percentage of white, asian, and black students out of all the school districts.
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Old 08-26-2022, 04:15 PM
 
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AA children?


Dang...awful young to be going to Alcoholics Anonymous. LOL
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Old 09-06-2022, 11:51 PM
 
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Sorry I meant African American children not Asian. I’ve see. AA be used in other posts and I understood it so I assumed most would too. My apologies!
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Old 09-06-2022, 11:56 PM
 
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Thank you for your help! I meant African American. Good to know that not being bilingual won’t be too much trouble in school. For sports I’m thinking of girls soccer, and boys basketball and football!!
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Old 09-07-2022, 10:19 PM
 
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You will find more difficulty not being bilingual around businesses but still shouldn't be a problem.
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