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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Kyle



FOUNDED
2018

LOCATION
640 Philomena Dr.
Kyle, Texas 78640

GRADES SERVED
K-3 & 6-7

ENROLLMENT
704

Campus Leadership

Ester Polanco

Founding Principal, IDEA Kyle Academy

Ester started her career with IDEA in 2012 in the Rio Grande Valley as a co-teacher, elementary math teacher, and eventually a grade-team leader at IDEA San Benito Academy. She played a key role as Assistant Principal of Instruction...

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Ester.Polanco@ideapublicschools.org

Jorge Chipres

Founding Principal, IDEA Kyle College Preparatory

Originally from Mexico, Jorge first earned accolades as an elementary bilingual teacher at Alief ISD in Houston, Texas. After demonstrating the same laser-like focus on student achievement as a fifth-grade teacher at IDEA Weslaco Academy in...

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jorge.chipres@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.