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Welcome to IDEA Toros


1000 East Owassa Road
Pharr, Texas 78577



Campus Leadership

Brad Scott

Principal, IDEA Toros

With a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a Master’s in Education Leadership from Columbia University-New York, Brad began his career in education at Ringgold Primary as a Kindergarten...

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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.