IDEA Rio Grande City

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of Rio Grande City, Texas.

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IDEA Rio Grande City 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.


Year Founded


Students Currently Enrolled

Pre-K – 10

21-22 Grade Levels


Location Marker

IDEA Rio Grande City is located at

2803 West Monarch Lane
Rio Grande City, Texas 78582
(956) 263-4900

Campus Leaders


Melissa Gomez

Academy Principal,
IDEA Rio Grande City


Karmen Alaniz

College Preparatory Principal,
IDEA Rio Grande City

Karmen Alaniz, a Starr County native, is the Principal of IDEA Rio Grande City College Prep. 

Her career in education began in 2005 as a classroom teacher.  In 2018, she joined IDEA as an Assistant Principal of Instruction at Rio Grande City College Prep in 2018.  She then became a Principal in Residence followed by becoming the proud Principal in 2020. Karmen received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville in 2004 and her master’s degree from Sam Houston State University in 2016.  She also obtained her Texas Principal Certification in 2016.  

She is a Starr County native who was born and raised in San Isidro, Texas. Ms. Alaniz believes that educating students does not only happen in the classroom by a teacher but students are also educated by an entire community.  


Adulfonso Garcia

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Rio Grande City