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43 IDEA Elementary and Middle Schools ranked Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report 

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43 IDEA Elementary and Middle Schools ranked Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

IDEA Public Schools tops all other Texas districts with the highest number of schools to make the list. 

TEXAS (November 2, 2021) – According to U.S. News and World Report, 43 IDEA elementary and middle schools are the Best in the Nation – the most schools ranked out of any district in the state of Texas.

This is the first time U.S. News & World Report has published rankings of public elementary and middle schools.

Scoring was almost entirely rooted in students’ academic performance on state assessments in mathematics and reading/language arts. States administer academic assessments to determine whether learning in core subjects is achieved and to evaluate how well schools are educating their students. This year’s unprecedented achievement marks the 14th year that multiple IDEA schools have been ranked by U.S. News and World Report.

“Being able to send our children to the best school is one of the most important choices we have to make for them. At IDEA Public Schools, we are committed to preparing every child for college and career success. A great elementary and middle school education is where the journey to college begins,” said Al Lopez, IDEA Acting CEO and Superintendent.

The following IDEA elementary and middle schools are ranked as best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report:

Rio Grande Valley

  • IDEA Academy and College Prep Donna– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep Mission – Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School and Best Middle School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep Weslaco– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep Brownsville– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep San Benito– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep McAllen – Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Academy and College Prep Edinburg– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Academy Rio Grande City– Best Charter Elementary School
  • IDEA College Prep Alamo –Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA College Prep Elsa– Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA College Prep San Juan– Best Middle School
  • IDEA College Prep Pharr– Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Frontier College Prep –Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA North Mission Academy and College Prep– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Quest Academy and College Prep – Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Riverview Academy and College Prep– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Tres Lago College Prep – Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Weslaco Pike Academy and College Prep– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School

San Antonio 

  • IDEA Carver Academy and College Prep– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA South Flores Academy and College Prep– Best Elementary and Charter Elementary School, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Mays Academy and College Prep– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Monterrey Park College Prep – Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Brackenridge College Prep – Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School

Austin 

  • IDEA Montopolis Academy and College Prep– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Rundberg Academy and College Prep– Best Charter Elementary, Best Middle School and Charter Middle School
  • IDEA Pflugerville College Prep– Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School

El Paso

  • IDEA Edgemere College Prep – Best Middle School and Best Charter Middle School

For more information on IDEA Public Schools, please visit www.ideapublicschools.org

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About IDEA Public Schools

IDEA Public Schools believes that every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to one of the fastest-growing networks of tuition-free, pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Louisiana and Florida. IDEA has been recognized as a “Great Place to Work” and received national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s Top High Schools lists. IDEA remains on-track to uphold its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.

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