IDEA McAllen

Proudly serving the students and families of McAllen.

Who we are

IDEA McAllen 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.

  • 2012 Year Founded
  • 1686 Students Currently Enrolled
  • Pre-K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA McAllen is located at:

IDEA McAllen, 201 N. Bentsen Rd., McAllen, TX 78501

201 N. Bentsen Rd.
McAllen, Texas 78501
(956) 429-4100


Campus Leaders

Darlene Espinoza

Principal, IDEA Academy McAllen

Hi McAllen team and family! I want to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Darlene Espinoza and I will be the proud principal for IDEA Academy McAllen for the 2019-2020 school year!

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Roberto Garza

Principal, IDEA College Prep McAllen

Roberto Garza IV is a proud UT Austin Longhorn who graduated in 2010 with his Bachelors degree in Economics. In 2012 he joined the IDEA Team and Family as the founding 6th grade math teacher for IDEA McAllen College Prep.

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Ashley Francis

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA McAllen

My name is Ashley Francis, and I am the Assistant Principal of Operations at IDEA McAllen! I began my career with IDEA Public Schools at IDEA McAllen as a Founding, Kindergarten Teacher. I worked with 5- and 6-year-old Tigers on building a strong foundational education in reading, language and math.

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Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.