IDEA Public Schools Score Among the Best in Children at Risk’s 2022-2023 School Rankings

IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley and San Antonio are celebrating outstanding achievements with high-ranking schools in the 2022-23 Children At Risk School Rankings.

In the Rio Grande Valley, IDEA Quest College Preparatory ranked third best among high schools and ranked first for middle schools in the region. In San Antonio, IDEA Carver College Preparatory emerged as the first-ranked high school in the city out of 76 high schools.


Additional IDEA Public Schools rankings include 

RGV Best High Schools: 

#3 IDEA Quest College Preparatory 

#5 IDEA Frontier College Preparatory 


RGV Best Middle Schools in the Rio Grande Valley: 

#1 IDEA Quest College Preparatory 

#4 IDEA McAllen College Preparatory 


San Antonio Best High School: 

#1 IDEA Carver College Preparatory 


“I’m honored our IDEA Quest Team and Family is receiving this recognition as a testament to everyone’s hard work and the resilience of our teachers, students and our parents.” Mary Arrezola, Principal of IDEA Quest College Preparatory, said. “As educators, we strive to achieve excellence in everything to ensure our students are on track to and through college.”  


The 2022-2023 school year analysis reviewed public elementary, middle, and high schools in Texas regions ranked across four main areas including:  

  • Student Achievement  
  • Student performance on state standardized tests (STAAR)  
  • Campus Performance  
  • School comparison in test scores to schools with similar levels of poverty  
  • Student Growth  
  • How students improve on their STAAR tests in a school year  
  • College Readiness (High School only) 
  • The number of students graduating on time and participating in other college readiness activities. 


As the top-ranked high school in San Antonio, IDEA Carver College Preparatory serves more than 600 students on the east side of San Antonio. For the past 5 years in a row, 100% of high school seniors matriculated to the college of their choice. This year, 100% of the high school current seniors have already been accepted into a 4-year university and have been offered over 40 million dollars in scholarships.  

IDEA Carver College Preparatory Class of 2024

“What sets our high school apart is that we are an ‘AP for All’ campus and for us to deliver on our promise of sending students to-and-through college, we know that we must provide a rigorous high school experience to ensure our students succeed,” Delisa Morales, Principal of IDEA Carver College Preparatory, said. “Our high school is truly magical, and it is because of the wonderful teachers and leaders who come to work every day ready to help our students shine.”  

CHILDREN AT RISK is a research and advocacy nonprofit leading the way in improving the quality of life for Texas’ children. CHILDREN AT RISK considers the whole child by tracking issues in children’s health, safety, education, and economic security to improve equity and justice for all Texas families. Committed to action beyond the data, CHILDREN AT RISK drives evidence-based change by speaking out on behalf of children. For more information on CHILDREN AT RISK and their 22-23 school rankings, please visit  

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