19 IDEA High Schools Rank Among U.S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best High Schools 

Today, 19 of IDEA’s high schools were ranked among the best high schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report!

This is the 15th consecutive year, IDEA has been represented in the annual list of rankings, reflecting the hard work you are exhibiting every day for our students. This achievement affirms what we know all too well – IDEA schools and everyone who is a part of our dedicated Team & Family prepare students to succeed in college and in life.

Congratulations to all our IDEA schools ranked among the best in the nation (see list below)! While these rankings pertain to high schools, we know 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.  

The IDEA high schools that received a ranking as a 2023 Best High School include: 

  • IDEA Frontier College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory McAllen 
  • IDEA Carver College Preparatory 
  • IDEA Quest College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory Edinburg 
  • IDEA College Preparatory Brownsville 
  • IDEA Weslaco Pike College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory San Juan 
  • IDEA Montopolis College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory Mission 
  • IDEA Toros College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory Weslaco 
  • IDEA College Preparatory Donna 
  • IDEA South Flores College Preparatory 
  • IDEA College Preparatory San Benito 
  • IDEA Monterrey Park College Preparatory
  • IDEA Walzem College Preparatory
  • IDEA College Preparatory Alamo
  • IDEA College Preparatory Pharr


According to U.S. News & World Report, the 2023 Best High Schools rankings take a holistic approach to evaluating schools, looking at six factors: college readiness, state assessment proficiency, and state assessment performance, underserved student performance, college curriculum breadth, and graduation rates. The highest-ranked schools include those whose students demonstrated outstanding outcomes above expectations in math, reading, and science state assessments, earned qualifying scores in an array of college-level exams, and graduated in high proportions.

Words cannot express how proud we are of these schools’ accomplishments. 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 joining our Team & Family, please visit ideapublicschools.org/apply today.   

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