Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Total students

49,480

Avg. teacher experience

4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

98.8 %

Statewide: 90%

Idea Public Schools is a charter school district in Weslaco, TX. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 49,480 students. 49.9% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 36.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year.

In the Class of 2019, 98.8% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.1% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Idea Public Schools was 1076 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 21.1.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $51,491, which is $5,600 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 4 years of experience.

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Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Idea Public Schools are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 01. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.2 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

49,480

African American

2,371 (4.8%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

38 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

392 (0.8%)

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

43,876 (88.7%)

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

38 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

2,396 (4.8%)

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

369 (0.7%)

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

4.8%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.8%

Hispanic

88.7%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

4.8%

Two or more races

0.7%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

49.9 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

86.3 %

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

38.2 %

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

49.9%

Econ. disadvantaged

86.3%

Limited Eng. proficiency

38.2%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

36.7 %

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

6.1 %

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

6.4 %

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

36.7%

Career and technical

6.1%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

6.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Student achievement

B

School progress

A

Closing the gaps

B

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

98.8 %

Statewide: 90%

African American

85.7 %

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

99 %

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88%

White

96 %

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

85.7%

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

99.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

96.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.1 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.1 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

87.5 %

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

87.5 %

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

85.7 %

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

87.5 %

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

86 %

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

48.1 %

Statewide: 51%

African American

9.5 %

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

72.2 %

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

48.6 %

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

38.8 %

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1076

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.1

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

94.1 %

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

94.3 %

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

92.4 %

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

94.1%

Math

94.3%

Reading + Math

92.4%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

2,294.2

African American

171.8 (7.5%)

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

3 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

33.6 (1.5%)

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

1,788.4 (78%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

2.1 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

292.4 (12.7%)

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

2.8 (0.1%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

10.8 (0.5%)

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

1,878.8 (81.9%)

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

396.5 (17.3%)

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

8.1 (0.4%)

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

21.6

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

4 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$51,491

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$51,369

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$50,678

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$52,121

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$54,138

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$62,240

Statewide: $65,449

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