IDEA Rio Vista

Proudly serving the parents, families and students of Socorro, Texas.

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IDEA Rio Vista 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 – 5 &
6 – 9

Grade Levels


Campus Leaders

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Yanira Aguilar

Founding Principal, IDEA Rio Vista Academy

Yanira Aguilar has worked at IDEA Public Schools since 2011. Prior to becoming a Principal in Residence for the El Paso region in the last year, Yanira taught at IDEA Edinburg, in addition to managing the GEAR UP program for the entire district, before transitioning to the role of Manager of College Success. She can’t wait to welcome her Academy scholars to IDEA Rio Vista in August 2018.

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Adrian Hernandez

Founding Principal, IDEA Rio Vista College Prep

El Paso native, Adrian Hernandez will be the founding principal at Rio Vista College Prep in August 2018. Adrian began his work with IDEA as a Teach For America Corps Member teaching at IDEA Frontier in 2010.

After several years as a teacher-leader at Frontier, Adrian held the roles of Manager of Alumni Affairs and Director of Alumni Affairs, playing a significant role in improving IDEA’s commitment to supporting IDEA alumni to and through college.  

Adrian then earned his Masters of Education from Stanford University and returned as a Principal in Residence at IDEA Alamo. He is looking forward to returning to his hometown and serving his community. 

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Manny Atencio

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Rio Vista