Brownsville High School students were in for a change when they returned to classes from
a four-day Easter holiday in 1967. Waiting for the 2,500 students was a new campus. The building, with its unusual multiple pods, enclosed five acres of land. The new high school campus quickly filled up, at one time accommodating over 5,000 students who attended school in split sessions. Arnulfo L. Oliveira was the school's first principal. The school's name was changed from Brownsville High School to Hanna High School in honor of BISD Administrator Homer Hanna.