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Welcome to IDEA Brownsville



FOUNDED
2012

LOCATION
4395 Paredes Line Road
Brownsville, TX 78526

GRADES SERVED
K - 11

ENROLLMENT
1541

Campus Leadership

Erica Matamoros

PRINCIPAL, IDEA ACADEMY BROWNSVILLE

Erica Matamoros is originally from Brownsville, Texas, and her educational upbringing was  the Rio Grande Valley. Her love for learning lead her to obtain a Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Brownsville, and a Masters...

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erica.matamoros@ideapublicschools.org

Marco Lopez

PRINCIPAL, IDEA COLLEGE PREP BROWNSVILLE

Marco C. Lopez completed college with a U.S. Army scholarship. While at UTB, Lopez earned accolades such as several National Dean's List awards and being a Distinguished Military Graduate. Upon graduating from college, he served in the U.S....

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marco.lopez@ideapublicschools.org

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.





They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.