Proudly serving the students and families of Elsa.

Who we are

IDEA Elsa 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.

  • 2018 Year Founded
  • 1368 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 11 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Elsa is located at:

IDEA Elsa, 411 South Fannin, Elsa, Texas 78543

411 South Fannin
Elsa, Texas 78543
(956) 567-4700


Campus Leaders

Saron Mata

Founding Principal, IDEA Elsa Academy

A veteran educator of the Rio Grande Valley, Ms. Saron Mata began teaching in 2006 at Monte Alto Elementary and transitioned to IDEA in 2012. After several successful years teaching and leading third grade reading, Saron became an Assistant Principal of Instruction at IDEA, and has been in the Principal in Residence program since 2016.

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Antonio Garza

Founding Principal, IDEA Elsa College Preparatory

Antonio Garza was born and raised in Edcouch-Elsa. Prior to joining IDEA, Antonio spent more than 20 years working in the city’s ISD as a successful and respected teacher, assistant principal, and principal.

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Elsa Hernandez

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Elsa

Elsa Hernandez was born and raised in Weslaco, Tx. She attended South Texas College and earned her Associates in Accounting, May 2006. She began her journey at IDEA in July 2006 working as part of the Operations Team for the IDEA Donna Flagship Campus. Ms. Hernandez joined IDEA-U in October of 2018 to further her educational career. She graduated from Southern New Hampshire University with her Bachelor’s in Management in October 2020.

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