Accountability rating

B

Total students

42,748

Avg. teacher experience

5.1 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.1 %

Statewide: 90%

Idea Public Schools is a charter school district in Weslaco, TX. As of the 2018-2019 school year, it had 42,748 students. The school received an accountability rating of B. 52.8% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 34.6% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $50,284, which is $3,838 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 5.1 years of experience. The average SAT score at Idea Public Schools was 1118. The average ACT score was 21.3. In the Class of 2018, 99.1% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier.

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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 2007 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

Ethnicity

Total students

42,748

African American

1,740 (4.1%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

27 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

295 (0.7%)

Statewide: 4.5%

Hispanic

38,703 (90.5%)

Statewide: 52.6%

Pacific Islander

33 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

1,706 (4%)

Statewide: 27.4%

Two or more races

244 (0.6%)

Statewide: 2.4%

African American

4.1%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

90.5%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

4.0%

Two or more races

0.6%

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

52.8 %

Statewide: 50.1%

Economically disadvantaged

87.1 %

Statewide: 60.6%

Limited English proficiency

36 %

Statewide: 19.5%

At-risk students

52.8%

Econ. disadvantaged

87.1%

Limited Eng. proficiency

36.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

34.6 %

Statewide: 19.7%

Career and Technical

3.8 %

Statewide: 26.3%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

5.4 %

Statewide: 9.6%

Bilingual/ESL

34.6%

Career and technical

3.8%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

5.4%

Academics

Accountability ratings

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

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 2019 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2014-2015 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2018. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

99.1 %

Statewide: 90%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 86.5%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 85.1%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

99 %

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 86.4%

White

100 %

Statewide: 93.6%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

Masked

American Indian

Masked

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

99.0%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 for the 2017-2018 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 %

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

0 %

Statewide: 2.9%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 2.8%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.5%

Hispanic

0 %

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

0 %

Statewide: 2.7%

White

0 %

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Statewide: 1.6%

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 2017-2018 school year.

All students

91.9 %

Statewide: 25.8%

African American

100 %

Statewide: 17%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 21.9%

Asian

96.4 %

Statewide: 60.9%

Hispanic

91.7 %

Statewide: 23.5%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 20.2%

White

89.1 %

Statewide: 27.8%

Two or more races

100 %

Statewide: 28.9%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2017-2018 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

42.6 %

Statewide: 50.7%

African American

35.7 %

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 51%

Asian

63 %

Statewide: 74.6%

Hispanic

42.2 %

Statewide: 38.4%

Pacific Islander

N/A

Statewide: 52.5%

White

46.3 %

Statewide: 64.8%

Two or more races

100 %

Statewide: 62.8%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2018, 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

1118

Statewide: 1036

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2018. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

21.3

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 the Class of 2018.

Reading

70.9 %

Statewide: 58.2%

Math

69.6 %

Statewide: 46%

Reading + Math

57.2 %

Statewide: 42.1%

Reading

70.9%

Math

69.6%

Reading + Math

57.2%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

1,946.4

African American

131 (6.7%)

Statewide: 10.6%

American Indian

3 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

25.5 (1.3%)

Statewide: 1.7%

Hispanic

1,528.3 (78.5%)

Statewide: 27.7%

Pacific Islander

0.2 (0%)

Statewide: 0.2%

White

251.5 (12.9%)

Statewide: 58.4%

Two or more races

6.9 (0.4%)

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

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

No degree

7.9 (0.4%)

Statewide: 1.4%

Bachelor's

1,664.1 (85.5%)

Statewide: 73.6%

Master's

271.1 (13.9%)

Statewide: 24.3%

Doctorate

3.3 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2018-2019.

Students per teacher

22

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2018-2019 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

5.1 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

$50,284

Statewide: $54,122

Beginner

$49,870

Statewide: $47,218

1 to 5 years

$50,122

Statewide: $50,408

6 to 10 years

$50,525

Statewide: $52,786

11 to 20 years

$50,282

Statewide: $56,041

20+ years

$53,704

Statewide: $62,039

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