Who we are

IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of tuition-free Pre-K to 12th grade public schools serving more than 36,000 students in 61 schools across Texas (San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley).

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At IDEA, we truly cherish the opportunity to educate your child. There is no work that instills more pride in us than being the organization that fosters and guides students on their way to college, so that they can be whatever they want to be, no matter the obstacles. We look forward to another wonderful school year.

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About Us



IDEA currently consists of 61 tuition-free public schools.



There are more than 36,000 students attending IDEA.


College Bound

100% of our kids are college bound.

Our Schools

By 2022, IDEA will operate 173 schools in 10 regions educating a hundred thousand students on their road to and through college.

Tarrant County, TX

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San Antonio, TX

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Rio Grande Valley, TX

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Southern Louisiana

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Road to College

From Pre-Kinder to 12th grade, IDEA Public Schools is focused on sending 100% of our kids to college.


  • Pre-K-2nd

  • 3rd-5th

  • 6th-8th

  • 9th-12th

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