IDEA Bluff Springs

Proudly serving the students and families of Austin.

Who we are

IDEA Bluff Springs sets high expectations for every student and goes the extra mile to make sure every student realizes their own potential. Personalized learning, critical thinking skills, mastery of core subjects is our recipe for success.

  • 2016 Year Founded
  • 1371 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Bluff Springs is located at:

IDEA Bluff Springs, 1700 E. Slaughter Lane Austin, Texas 78747

1700 E. Slaughter Lane
Austin, Texas 78747
(512) 822-4200


Campus Leaders

Bridget Olivares

Principal, IDEA Bluff Springs Academy

I earned my Bachelor’s in Education from St. Edward’s University in 1995 and later pursued a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Lamar University in 2012. My journey in education spans over a decade, beginning in Austin ISD where I spent six enriching years teaching 2nd and 3rd grade students. Following this, I transitioned to the role of a reading specialist at Langford Elementary, dedicating another six years to honing my expertise in literacy intervention. Afterward, I eagerly accepted the role of District Literacy Specialist, where I spent four years collaborating closely with thirteen elementary schools across Austin ISD to enhance literacy initiatives. Driven by a desire for new challenges and opportunities for impact, I transitioned to IDEA, where I've devoted the last eight years to IDEA Bluff Springs Academy, initially serving as the Assistant Principal of Instruction and now proudly holding the position of Principal.

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Jessica Potts

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Bluff Springs

Mrs. Potts is a native Austinite. She began her career in early childhood education in 2000. She then transitioned into school leadership in 2009, where she guided teachers and staff so they could reach their full potential, worked to strengthen the connection between school and home, and fostered a positive school culture. Mrs. Potts joined the Bluff Springs Team in 2019.