IDEA Weslaco

Proudly serving the students and families of Weslaco.

Who we are

IDEA Weslaco 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.

  • 2011 Year Founded
  • 1478 Students Currently Enrolled
  • K – 12 23-24 Grade Levels

Our Campus

IDEA Weslaco is located at:

IDEA Weslaco, 2931 E Sugar Cane Dr., Weslaco, TX 78599

2931 E Sugar Cane Dr.
Weslaco, Texas 78599
(956) 351-4100


Campus Leaders

Cristina Ontiveros

Principal, IDEA Academy Weslaco

Mrs. Cristina Ontiveros brings 11 years of experience in the education field. Mrs. Ontiveros holds a Bachelor of Science with a focus in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University of Kingsville and a Master of Education with a focus in Educational Leadership from UTRGV.

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Leanna Sarinana

Principal, IDEA College Prep Weslaco

Leanna Sarinana has been an educator for over 20 years, serving the communities of San Benito, Laredo and Weslaco, TX. Leanna graduated from Texas A&M University – Kingsville with a BA in Mathematics.

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Meranda Barron

Assistant Principal of Operations, IDEA Weslaco

Meranda Barron was born, raised, and educated in the Rio Grande Valley. She received her Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2018. Meranda has worked in education for ten years in various capacities South Texas College, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, the University of the Incarnate Word and IDEA Public Schools.

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