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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
IDEA College Prep - Pharr is a public, charter school located in Pharr, TX. It has 676 students in grades 6-11 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 74% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% in reading.
About IDEA College Prep - Pharr...
Address
600 E Las Milpas Rd
Pharr, TX 78577
Telephone
(956) 283-1515
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
74%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1030
7 responses
Average ACT
23
46 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$36,501
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$706
National
$949
Median Home Value
$73,600
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.
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  • Field lessons
    63%
  • Pep rallies
    25%
  • Playing basketball
    13%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
676
Free or Reduced Lunch
98%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$25,167
Teachers in First/Second Year
62.4%
33%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
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
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I like how much the school pushes AP classes, but many students are simply not ready for the intensity of such classes and as a result many people fail. Furthermore, many AP classes like physics and Calculus are pushed to students without them actually having previous knowledge in those subjects, leading to most of the students failing these classes. Also, traditional elective classes are not available, leaving many students frustrated as there are no subjects that they enjoy, nor do they see any motivation in staying school. Many students just wait to graduate, get into community college for two months, and then drop out.
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IDEA has shaped my views on education, leadership, and service to others by giving us wonderful teachers who are there to guide you towards your path to college. Not only are the teachers and faculty there to help you whenever you are faced with a challenge but they do whatever is possible to help you achieve your dreams and we can lean on them for moral support. The teachers prepare us specifically to be College ready because they want us to excel in the real world.
The school's clubs have allowed students to build strong bonds with others. For instance,the National Honors Society is an organization that recognizes high school students that demonstrate scholarship, leadership, character, and service. High School students develop these skills through their involvement in school activities and community service and I was able to be a part of it.
My experience in IDEA Pharr has been the utmost. I had been studying in this facility since seventh grade and my involvement has provided me abundant knowledge within the academic field. Furthermore, this school has provided me a joyful, rigorous, high school experience, that i would never trade for anything else.