Total students

29,334

Students per teacher

22.9

Statewide: 15.1

Avg. teacher experience

2.2 years

Statewide: 10.9 years

Four-year graduation rate

99.8 %

Statewide: 89.1%

Idea Public Schools is a charter school district in Weslaco, TX. As of the 2016-2017 school year, it had 29,334 students. The school received an accountability rating of “met standard.” 50.7% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 33.7% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs.

An average teacher's salary was $46,786, which is $5,739 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 2.2 years of experience. The average SAT score at Idea Public Schools was 1377. The average ACT score was 20.3. In the Class of 2016 , 99.8% 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

29,334

African American

925 (3.2%)

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

22 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

208 (0.7%)

Statewide: 4.2%

Hispanic

27,258 (92.9%)

Statewide: 52.4%

Pacific Islander

12 (0%)

Statewide: 0.1%

White

878 (3%)

Statewide: 28.1%

Two or more races

31 (0.1%)

Statewide: 2.2%

African American

3.2%

American Indian

0.1%

Asian

0.7%

Hispanic

92.9%

Pacific Islander

N/A

White

3.0%

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

50.7 %

Statewide: 50.3%

Economically disadvantaged

88.6 %

Statewide: 59%

Limited English proficiency

34.1 %

Statewide: 18.9%

At-risk students

50.7%

Econ. disadvantaged

88.6%

Limited Eng. proficiency

34.1%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2016-2017 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

33.7 %

Statewide: 18.8%

Career and Technical

3.8 %

Statewide: 25%

Gifted and Talented

0 %

Statewide: 7.8%

Special Education

4.8 %

Statewide: 8.8%

Bilingual/ESL

33.7%

Career and technical

3.8%

Gifted and talented

N/A

Special education

4.8%

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 2017 Accountability Manual.

Accountability rating

Met standard

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2012-2013 who received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2016. (Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.)

All students

99.8 %

Statewide: 89.1%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 85.4%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 87.4%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 95.7%

Hispanic

99.8 %

Statewide: 86.9%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

100 %

Statewide: 93.4%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 90.8%

African American

Masked

American Indian

N/A

Asian

100.0%

Hispanic

99.8%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

100.0%

Two or more races

Masked

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%

American Indian

Masked

Statewide: 2.7%

African American

0 %

Statewide: 3%

Asian

0 %

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.1 %

Statewide: 2.4%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 2.6%

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

90.4 %

Statewide: 25.5%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 17.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

100 %

Statewide: 59.3%

Hispanic

90.1 %

Statewide: 23.1%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 25.1%

White

100 %

Statewide: 27.9%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 29%

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

55.5 %

Statewide: 49.5%

African American

Masked

Statewide: 28.2%

American Indian

N/A

Statewide: 47.6%

Asian

61.5 %

Statewide: 72.9%

Hispanic

55.5 %

Statewide: 37.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Statewide: 48%

White

48.4 %

Statewide: 63.3%

Two or more races

Masked

Statewide: 60.1%

SAT

The average SAT score for the Class of 2016, 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

1377

Statewide: 1375

ACT

The average ACT composite score for the Class of 2016. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

20.3

Statewide: 20.3

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 2016.

English

70.8 %

Statewide: 50.6%

Math

69.6 %

Statewide: 44.6%

English + Math

61.8 %

Statewide: 38.7%

English

70.8%

Math

69.6%

English + Math

61.8%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

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

Total teacher FTEs

1,279.3

African American

63.8 (5%)

Statewide: 10.2%

American Indian

3 (0.2%)

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

15.2 (1.2%)

Statewide: 1.5%

Hispanic

1,004.8 (78.5%)

Statewide: 26.6%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Statewide: 0.4%

White

190.5 (14.9%)

Statewide: 59.8%

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

125.2 (9.8%)

Statewide: 1.2%

Bachelor's

961.5 (75.2%)

Statewide: 74.5%

Master's

188.6 (14.7%)

Statewide: 23.6%

Doctorate

4 (0.3%)

Statewide: 0.6%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2016-2017.

Students per teacher

22.9

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2016-2017 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

2.2 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

$46,786

Statewide: $52,525

Beginner

$42,777

Statewide: $46,199

1 to 5 years

$48,376

Statewide: $48,779

6 to 10 years

$50,541

Statewide: $51,184

11 to 20 years

$52,774

Statewide: $54,396

20+ years

$63,215

Statewide: $60,913

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