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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Pflugerville



FOUNDED
2018

LOCATION
1901 E WELLS BRANCH PKWY
Pflugerville, Texas 78660

GRADES SERVED
K-2 & 6th

ENROLLMENT
480

Campus Leadership

Mera Dougherty

Founding Principal, IDEA Pflugerville

A graduate of Columbia University, Mera joined the Teach For America New York Corps in 2010 as an elementary teacher in Brooklyn, and later was the founding kindergarten teacher of a new campus with Harlem Village Academies, one of the more...

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mera.dougherty@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.