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Eleven IDEA High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley Rank Among the Best Performing in the Nation

Media Contact: Jennifer Flores | Communications Manager

P: 210-551-9253 E: Jennifer.Flores2@ideapublicschools.org

 

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Eleven IDEA High Schools in the Rio Grande Valley Rank Among the Best Performing in the Nation

Rio Grande Valley, TX (April 21, 2020) – For the 12th consecutive year, IDEA college preparatory schools in the Rio Grande Valley 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 scholars on the road to success in college and in life.

In U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 ranking of best high schools in the nation released today, eleven IDEA high schools received rankings on the list. This expansive edition ranks more schools across America than ever before, evaluating more than 17,700 public high schools on how well they serve all of their students, regardless of economic or ethnic background.

The IDEA Public Schools’ high schools that received a ranking as a 2020 Best High School from U.S. News & World Report include:

  1. IDEA Frontier College Preparatory – 14th Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  2. IDEA Quest College Preparatory – 16th Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  3. IDEA Toros College Preparatory – 23rd Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  4. IDEA College Preparatory San Juan – 25th Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  5. IDEA College Preparatory Mission – 29th Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  6. IDEA College Preparatory Edinburg – 33rd Best High School in Texas, Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  7. IDEA College Preparatory Donna – Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  8. IDEA College Preparatory San Benito – Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  9. IDEA College Preparatory Weslaco – Top 10% of high schools in Texas
  10. IDEA College Preparatory Alamo – Top 25% of Charter Schools Nationwide
  11. IDEA College Preparatory Pharr – Top 25% of Charter Schools Nationwide

“Words cannot express how proud we are of these schools’ accomplishments,” says JoAnn Gama, CEO, Co-Founder and Superintendent of IDEA Public Schools. “We know these recognitions are a result of the dedication, commitment, and support of so many educators, leaders, and staff at IDEA.”

According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2020 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 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.

This year, IDEA Public Schools is celebrating 20 years of impact for students, families, staff and communities. During the last two decades, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. Currently, the network serves nearly 53,000 college-bound students in 96 schools across Texas and Louisiana.

About IDEA Public Schools

This year, IDEA Public Schools celebrates 20 years of impact for students, families, staff and communities. Over the past 20 years, IDEA has grown to a family of 96 tuition-free public schools that serve more than 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. IDEA believes a quality Pre-K – 12 public education is the key to success in college and life.

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