IDEA college preparatory schools were ranked among the best performing high schools in the nation by the Jay Mathews Challenge Index High School Rankings formerly known as The Washington Post rankings. Eleven IDEA high schools received rankings on the list.
- IDEA Frontier College Preparatory – 4th
- IDEA San Juan College Preparatory – 8th
- IDEA Alamo College Preparatory – 10th
- IDEA Pharr College Preparatory – 11th
- IDEA Mission College Preparatory – 12th
- IDEA Edinburg College Preparatory – 15th
- IDEA Weslaco College Preparatory – 19th
- IDEA Quest College Preparatory – 22nd
- IDEA San Benito College Preparatory – 31st
- IDEA Toros College Preparatory – 33rd
- IDEA Donna College Preparatory – 57th
The Challenge Index is the oldest high school ranking system in the country, beginning in 1998 in both Newsweek and The Washington Post. It ranks high schools by a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate or Cambridge tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year. Schools ranked no. 220 or above are in the top 1 percent of America’s 22,000 high schools, no. 440 or above are in the top 2 percent and so on.
Congratulations to these IDEA schools for being ranked the top schools in the RGV and among the best in the nation! We applaud our students, families, and staff for their commitment to excellence.