Brownsville ISD will open two new secondary schools on the first day of class, August 23, 2010. Edward Manzano, Jr. Middle School, located at 2580 W. Alton Gloor, is the new home of the Spartans. Manzano’s principal is Norma J. Torres. Manzano is expected to open its doors to approximately 600 students in grades 6-8. Veterans Memorial High School, located at 4550 U.S. Military Hwy 281, is home to the Chargers. Acacia Ameel is the principal. Approximately 900 freshmen and sophomores will attend Veterans Memorial this year.