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15 IDEA High Schools Rank Among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best High Schools

For the 13th consecutive year, IDEA college preparatory schools were ranked among the best performing high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report! This annual list of rankings reflects the rigor and success of our commitment to our students on their journey to and through college. 

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 ranking of best high schools in the nation released today, 15 IDEA high schools received rankings on the list! This expansive edition ranks more schools than ever before, evaluating nearly 24,000 public high schools across the country on how well they serve their students, regardless of economic or ethnic background.  

The IDEA high schools that received a ranking as a 2021 Best High School include: 

IDEA Frontier College Preparatory – 8th best high school in Texas, Top 1% of high schools in Texas and best high school in the Rio Grande Valley 

IDEA College Preparatory McAllen – 18th best high school in Texas, Top 1% of high schools in Texas and best high school in McAllen 

IDEA Quest College Preparatory – 22nd best high school in Texas, Top 1% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Edinburg – 30th best high school in Texas, Top 2% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory San Juan – 32nd best high school in Texas, Top 2% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA Carver College Preparatory – 38th best high school in Texas, Top 2% of high schools in Texas4th best high school in San Antonio and best high school on the east side of San Antonio 

IDEA Montopolis College Preparatory 41st best high school in Texas, Top 3% of high schools in Texas, 3rd best high school in Austin and best charter high school in Austin 

IDEA Toros College Preparatory – 43rd best high school in Texas, Top 3% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville – 59th best high school in Texas, Top 4% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Mission – 70th best high school in Texas, Top 5% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory San Benito – 71st best high school in Texas, Top 5% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Donna – 72nd best high school in Texas, Top 5% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Weslaco – 87th best high school in Texas, Top 6% of high schools in Texas 

IDEA College Preparatory Alamo – Top 23% of charter schools nationwide 

IDEA College Preparatory Pharr – Top 26% of charter schools nationwide  

 

IDEA Carver, IDEA Montopolis and IDEA McAllen made this prestigious list for the first time this year! Also, 87% of our high schools that are ranked are in the top 5% or higher! 

Congratulations to all our IDEA schools ranked among the best in the nation! While these rankings pertain to high schools, we know the success would not be possible without a strong foundation at the academy and middle school level, and we applaud our Team & Family for their commitment to excellence. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2021 Best High Schools rankings take a holistic approach to evaluating schools, looking at six factors: college readiness, reading and math proficiency, reading and math performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth and graduation rates. Specifically, college readiness measures the participation and performance on Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams. The methodology assigns weights to each of the six factors and then produces an overall score on which the ranking is based. 

Words cannot express how proud we are of these schools’ accomplishments, especially considering the challenges of balancing virtual and in-person learning. We know these recognitions are a result of the dedication, commitment, and support of so many educators, leaders and staff at IDEA and our families at home. 

If you are interested in making an impact in the lives of our students on the road to and through college, visit ideapublicschools.org/careers to view and apply for open positions.

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