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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
IDEA College Prep - Donna is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Donna, TX. It has 788 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% in reading.
Address
401 S 1st St
Donna, TX 78537
Telephone
(956) 464-0203
Website
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IDEA College Prep - Donna Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
22 responses
Average ACT
24
157 responses
AP Enrollment
55%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Median Household Income
$30,066
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$565
National
$949
Median Home Value
$55,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 22 responses
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  • Flex Fridays
    50%
  • Half Days
    27%
  • Game days
    14%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Really wasnt any but we are close so that makes up
    5%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
788
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
35%
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.30 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.30 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.30 responses
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IDEA College Prep - Donna Reviews

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Being a student at IDEA Donna since kindergarten, and now a senior, I have been able to develop great public speaking skills and working skills. In terms of the work IB Program that begins in Junior Year, the rigor has been something that was tough to overcome, but only allowed for all students here to be challenged to work harder and to be fully prepared for college. In terms of the teachers, the majority have been extremely supportive and inspiring. In terms of the social realm at this school, there isn't much diversity or freedom considering its small size. Overall, IDEA is a very good school to attend.
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IDEA College Preparatory Donna is a very prestigious school. It is known to be one of the highest performing schools in the state of Texas. As a public charter school, students are granted the chance to enter the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, getting college credits and developing into well-rounded individuals. Overall, this school is wonderful as it prepares you for college and what is yet to come. Unlike most public high schools, IDEA Donna pushes students to be on the road to a four-year college after their high school graduation and guarantees them a successful career regardless of a student's income.
IDEA College Prep had been a wonderful experience in helping students work during class and during the break. Even though many times it can be tough, there are many opportunities that IDEA gives the students. There are teachers who work with the students when they need help. Students ask questions about any assignment they do not understand. Most part the students and the administration work together as a team and family, which is one of the principles in IDEA.