Total students

23,525

Students per teacher

22.7

Statewide: 15.2

Avg. teacher experience

2.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.1 %

Statewide: 89%

Idea Public Schools is a charter school district in Weslaco, TX. As of the 2015-2016 school year, it had 23,525 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 49.4% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 34.4% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $46,937, which is $4,954 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 2.4 years of experience. The average SAT score at Idea Public Schools was 1333. The average ACT score was 19.6. In the 2015-2016 class, 99.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate was 0.1%.

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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 2005 in this region had a college graduation rate of 20.6 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher ed outcomes in Region 01.

Demographics

Ethnicity

Total students

23,525

African American

619 (2.6%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

19 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

189 (0.8%)

Statewide: 4%

Hispanic

22,029 (93.6%)

Statewide: 52.2%

Pacific Islander

13 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

621 (2.6%)

Statewide: 28.5%

Two or more races

35 (0.1%)

Statewide: 2.1%

African American

2.6%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.8%

Hispanic

93.6%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

2.6%

Two or more races

0.1%

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

49.4 %

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

89.1 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

34.9 %

Statewide: 18.5%

At-risk students

49.4%

Econ. disadvantaged

89.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

34.9%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2015-2016 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

34.4 %

Statewide: 18.3%

Career and Technical

3.3 %

Statewide: 24.3%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Statewide: 7.7%

Special Education

4.7 %

Statewide: 8.6%

Bilingual/ESL

34.4%

Career and technical

3.3%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

4.7%

Academics

Accountability rating

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state’s academic accountability system. Possible ratings are as follows: Met standard, Met alternative standard, Improvement required, Not rated and Not rated: Data integrity issues.

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2016 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2011-2012 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

99.1 %

Statewide: 89%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 85.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 86.3%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 95.4%

Hispanic

99 %

Statewide: 86.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 88.7%

White

100 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

N/A

Statewide: 92.1%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

99.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

N/A

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2015-2016 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: 2.1%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.8%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.8%

Hispanic

0.1 %

Statewide: 2.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Statewide: 1.1%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.5%

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 2015-2016 school year.

All students

86.7 %

Statewide: 24.9%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 16.6%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 19.6%

Asian

94.1 %

Statewide: 58.3%

Hispanic

86.5 %

Statewide: 22.5%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 25.3%

White

93.1 %

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2015-2016 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

58.1 %

Statewide: 49.1%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 27.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 48.9%

Asian

87.5 %

Statewide: 72%

Hispanic

58.1 %

Statewide: 36.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 51.2%

White

40.7 %

Statewide: 62.9%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 61.7%

SAT

The average SAT score for 2015-2016, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400.

Avg. SAT score

1333

Statewide: 1394

ACT

The average ACT composite score for 2015-2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.6

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in English or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the TAKS exit-level test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for the class of 2015.

English

34 %

Statewide: 42%

Math

30 %

Statewide: 38%

English + Math

28 %

Statewide: 35%

English

34.0%

Math

30.0%

English + Math

28.0%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

1,036.8

African American

38.3 (3.7%)

Statewide: 10.1%

American Indian

3 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

14.4 (1.4%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

797.5 (76.9%)

Statewide: 26%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

182.6 (17.6%)

Statewide: 60.8%

Two or more races

1 (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

54 (5.2%)

Statewide: 1%

Bachelor's

835.2 (80.6%)

Statewide: 74.7%

Master's

143.6 (13.9%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

4 (0.4%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2015-2016.

Students per teacher

22.7

Statewide: 15.2

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2015-2016 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

2.4 years

Statewide: 10.9 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

$46,937

Statewide: $51,891

Beginner

$43,178

Statewide: $45,507

1 to 5 years

$48,483

Statewide: $47,996

6 to 10 years

$51,313

Statewide: $50,459

11 to 20 years

$54,012

Statewide: $53,794

20+ years

$62,467

Statewide: $60,613

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