Welcome to IDEA Rio Grande Valley

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Our Impact

Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing family of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States. IDEA serves nearly 26,000 students at 39 schools across the Rio Grande Valley, continues to rank among the best charter schools in the state and nation, and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. More than 2,400 IDEA alumni are currently in, or have graduated from, 150 colleges and universities across the country.

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SCHOOLS

Our tuition-free public schools are open to all students. We will grow to 43 schools in the Upper and Lower Valley in 2019.

26,000

STUDENTS

We serve Pre-K to 12th grade students at Academy and College Prep campuses.

100%

COLLEGE BOUND

Since IDEA's first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.



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    Personalized Learning
    Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 



    Expert Teachers
    Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.



    Family Partnership
    Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

    Work at IDEA

    We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in the Rio Grande Valley. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

    View open positions in our Upper Valley and Lower Valley schools.

    Regional Leadership


    Jill Dominguez

    Executive Director of Schools, Lower Valley, RGV

    Jill.Dominguez@ideapublicschools.org


    Cassandra Flores

    Senior Vice President of Schools, RGV

    Cassandra.Flores@ideapublicschools.org


    Lisa Garza

    Executive Director of Schools, Upper Valley, RGV

    elizabet.garza@ideapublicschools.org


    Israel Ybarra

    Senior Vice President of Schools, RGV

    Israel.Ybarra@ideapublicschools.org