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.
Ten Consecutive Years of 100% College Acceptance
IDEA’s Class of 2016 achieved unprecedented college success this year. Everyone was accepted to at least one college—making this the tenth 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 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 - 2016, five IDEA College Prep high schools eligible for this year’s rankings are among the top 500 high schools nationwide (and in the top 60 in Texas): IDEA Frontier – 79th (15th in Texas), IDEA Quest – 84th (16th in Texas), IDEA San Juan – 112th (20th in Texas), IDEA Mission – 187th (31st in Texas), and IDEA San Benito – 405th (56th in Texas).
The same five IDEA high schools received gold medals, given to the top 500 schools (top 3%) in the nation based on highest college readiness.
In latest rankings of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, all seven of IDEA’s eligible College Prep high schools were ranked in the top 1% nationally (top 200 high schools nationwide) and in the top 50 in Texas: IDEA Mission – 11th (4th in Texas), IDEA Frontier – 15th (5th in Texas), IDEA San Benito – 16th (6th in Texas), IDEA Quest – 17th (7th in Texas), IDEA San Juan – 28th (12th in Texas), IDEA Alamo – 43rd (16th in Texas), and IDEA Donna – 106th (33rd in Texas).
In addition, all seven of IDEA’s high schools were ranked in the top 1% nationally, according to index, which reflects 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.