The Washington Post ranks IDEA High Schools among

The Most Challenging
High Schools in the Nation

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Who we are

IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of tuition-free Pre-K to 12th grade public schools serving more than 30,000 students in 51 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. Have a wonderful year.

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About Us



IDEA currently consists of 51 tuition-free public schools.



There are nearly 30,000 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.

This will put us on track to become the largest producer of low-income college graduates in the United States. This phase of growth will increase the number of low-income graduates in our regions by 50%, fundamentally changing the economic landscape for our communities.

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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