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Our Campus

Welcome to IDEA Brackenridge



FOUNDED
2017

LOCATION
5555 OLD PEARSALL RD
San Antonio, Texas 78242

GRADES SERVED
Pre-K-1 & 6th

ENROLLMENT
526

Campus Leadership

Elisha McCardell

IDEA Brackenridge Academy Principal

Ms. Elisha McCardell has been at IDEA for the past two years, helping launch IDEA Eastside Academy as an API, and this year, as a PIR. Prior to arriving at IDEA, Elisha was a high-performing teacher-leader in Houston at both KIPP and HISD....

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Elisha.McCardell@ideapublicschools.org

Zachary Stingl

IDEA Brackenridge College Preparatory Principal

Zachary.Stingl@ideapublicschools.org

What is a Charter School?

Charter schools are tuition-free public schools that use open-enrollment policies and innovative curricula to improve student learning for all types of children.





They receive approximately 75% of their funding from state and federal funds compared to traditional public schools, which typically receive 100% of their funding from these sources. The charter school movement has established a new form of accountability for public schools.

In Texas, charter schools operate under the direction of an appointed (not elected) board of directors.

These schools also have more flexibility in personnel decisions and have the abilitiy to offer services that set them apart from traditional public schools, such as a strong focus on college preparation.

Find out more about charter schools from the Texas Charter Schools Association.