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Expansion and Growth

Welcome to IDEA Public Schools



IDEA Public Schools is a growing network of tuition-free Pre-K - 12 public charter schools serving more than 30,000 students in 51 schools throughout Rio Grande Valley, Austin, and San Antonio.


IDEA will open five new campuses in 2017-18:
IDEA Rio Grande City in Rio Grande City, IDEA Tres Lagos in Edinburg, IDEA Ewing Halsell in San Antonio, IDEA Brackenridge in San Antonio, IDEA Harvey E. Najim in San Antonio.


IDEA Rio Grande City
IDEA Tres Lagos
IDEA Ewing Halsell
IDEA Brackenridge
IDEA Najim

By 2022, IDEA will operate 173 schools in five regions educating a hundred thousand students on their road to and through college.

This will put us on track to become the largest producer of low-income college graduates in the RGV. This phase of growth will increase the number of low-income graduates in the RGV and Central Texas by 50%, fundamentally changing the economic landscape for our communities.

San Antonio, TX

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Rio Grande Valley, TX

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El Paso, TX

Coming Soon

Baton Rouge, LA

Coming Soon

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