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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
IDEA College Prep - Mission is an above average, public, charter school located in Mission, TX. It has 779 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 79% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
Address
1600 S Schuerbach Rd
Mission, TX 78572
Telephone
(956) 583-8315
Website

IDEA College Prep - Mission Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
79%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
22
119 responses
AP Enrollment
47%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,094
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Median Home Value
$81,400
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Pep rally
    36%
  • Varsity games
    24%
  • Core Values
    16%
  • Class Meeting
    12%
  • Pep rallies
    12%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
779
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$25,167
Teachers in First/Second Year
56.9%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 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
$8,785/ year
National
$12,239
62%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
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IDEA College Prep - Mission Reviews

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Attending IDEA Mission exposed me to become more aware of the benefits of attending college. The school as well offers the opportunity to explore universities since 6th grade so that students can have a sense of what a college environment is like. Additionally, they start exposing their students to college life since their freshman year by sending them to summer programs at universities free of charge. What i loved most is that IDEA guarantees your acceptance into college and they make sure you are on track to achieving your academic goals. With the guidance of an amazing staff that guides your way and offers their time to help students who are willing to be helped offers the immense amount of support that is needed by a student. Although i admit the amount of work is rigorous i can guarantee that it is all worth it at the end. All in all students are prepared to succeed for their bright futures.
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Our previous principal made no effort to get to know the students personally. However, our new principal has changed the entire atmosphere of the school for the better. He knows most students by name, has provided many opportunities for family involvement, encourages students to be their best, and always makes himself available to students. This makes the school a more personal and close knit community. I enjoy the many opportunities that IDEA Mission has given us, such as yearly field lessons throughout the U.S. (to tour universities). In the past 3 years, I traveled to Louisiana, New York, Washington D.C., and more. I also appreciate that the district pays for all student AP exams. Overall, IDEA College Prep Mission is a place for students to grow and excel academically and socially.
Idea Mission and ultimately every other Idea is structured around the mission of college. This path is certainly beneficial and leads to success in life however it is not the most fitting for all students. The unyielding attitude of college enrollment is effectively a double edged sword. For kids who know that college is a goal they legitimately want to pursue, they will be aided by the small class size, counselors, and program funding availability. Kids who are not invested in college will not do so well, they may find themselves off of the academic shortlist and have little alternatives within the school with a lack of dual enrollment, vocational classes, and developed athletic programs. Students who fall in the gray area between these two characterizations will find success nonetheless, however, if their athletic inclination is phenomenal or they do not want to go to college, consider alternatives.