Since our founding in 2000, IDEA has achieved a number of impressive results in the following areas: organizational goals, state test results, finance and budget, No Child Left Behind.
In addition to these results, IDEA has achieved significant success in college acceptances and has performed extremely well in national rankings.
Eleven Consecutive Years of 100% College Acceptance
IDEA’s Class of 2017 achieved unprecedented college success this year. Everyone was accepted to at least one college—making this the eleventh consecutive year in which IDEA has achieved 100% college acceptances.
What’s more, IDEA Public Schools achieved a record number of admissions into Ivy League, Tier 1, and Tier 2 colleges and universities this spring—more than in any previous year dating back to our first graduating class in 2007. These included acceptances to Harvard University, Columbia University, The University of Virgina, Denison University, Cornell, Princeton, The George Washington University, The Art Institute of Chicago, Northwestern, NYU, John Hopkins, and Brown.
U.S. News & World Report Rankings
In U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools Rankings - 2017, four IDEA College Preparatory high schools eligible for this year’s rankings were among the top 500 high schools nationwide and in the top 60 in Texas. IDEA College Preparatory San Benito and IDEA College Preparatory Donna were also recognized in this year's rankings:
IDEA Quest College Preparatory – 43rd National Gold Medal (6th in Texas)
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory – 55th National Gold Medal (7th in Texas)
IDEA College Preparatory Mission – 93rd National Gold Medal (14th in Texas)
IDEA College Preparatory San Juan – 140th National Gold Medal (26th in Texas)
IDEA College Preparatory San Benito – 503rd National Gold Medal (66th in Texas
IDEA College Preparatory Donna – 1,676th National Gold Medal (159th in Texas)
In latest rankings of America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post, six of IDEA’s eligible College Preparatory high schools were ranked in the top 1% nationally (top 200 high schools nationwide):
IDEA Frontier – 6th in the nation,
IDEA San Juan – 10th in the nation,
IDEA Mission – 12th in the nation,
IDEA San Benito – 13th in the nation,
IDEA Quest – 21st in the nation,
IDEA Donna – 90th in the nation.
These rankings reflect a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2015, divided by the number of graduates that year.
We are sharing this information about the district and your child’s campus with you as part of IDEA Public Schools’ obligations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB).
If you have difficulty accessing the information from the web site, hard copies of the reports are available at the IDEA Headquarters office. If you have questions about the information, please contact our IDEA Headquarters at (956) 377-8000.
Visit the Texas Education Agency website to view a report of teachers considered "Highly Qualified" under NCLB:
Student Transitional Services
Please reference this link for a Secondary Transition Guide prepared by the TEA.
This site also has useful transition assistance information.