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Welcome to IDEA Mesa Hills


405 Wallenberg Dr.
El Paso, Texas 79912

Pre-K-2 & 6-7


Campus Leadership

Patricia Landavazo

Founding Principal, IDEA Mesa Hills Academy

Patricia Landavazo has been in education for 25 years. In July of 2018, Patricia relocated to the Rio Grande Valley to be a PIR at IDEA North Mission. She left her family in El Paso so that she could dedicate 100% of her time to learning...

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Nayeli Velasquez

Founding Principal, IDEA Mesa Hills College Preparatory

Nayeli Velasquez was born in Juarez, Mexico in an impoverished area.  Her parents emigrated to the United States to provide a better future for their 3 children and were very clear that they had sacrificed their life in Mexico to make...

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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.