IDEA Walzem

Proudly serving the students and families of San Antonio.

Who we are

IDEA Walzem 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.

  • 2014 Year Founded
  • 1504 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Walzem is located at:

IDEA Walzem, 6445 Walzem Rd., San Antonio, TX 78239

6445 Walzem Rd.
San Antonio, Texas 78239
(210) 239-4600


Campus Leaders

Crystal Arreola

Principal, IDEA Walzem Academy

Crystal Arreola was born and raised in McAllen, TX. She graduated from IDEA Donna College Prep in 2007, where she was part of the first graduating class of IDEA Public Schools.

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Norma Mendoza

Principal, IDEA Walzem College Prep

Norma Mendoza was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley. After graduating from Texas Woman’s University, she began her career at Grand Prairie High School, Texas. There she taught English classes and coached the dance team. Upon returning to her hometown, Mission, she continued to teach in underserved communities like La Joya Independent School District, and later at Pharr San Juan Alamo ISD (PSJA).

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I. Benavides

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Walzem

I am so excited to be a part of the Walzem Operations family! I have actively been involved in the field of education since 2014 after moving to San Antonio from Laredo, Texas. My career in education has evolved. I began as a substitute teacher, then became a co-teacher, teacher, and finally, an Assistant Principal of Operations

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