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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
IDEA College Prep - Pharr is a public, charter school located in Pharr, TX. It has 770 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 82% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

IDEA College Prep - Pharr Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
82%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
920
12 responses
Average ACT
22
92 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
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$39,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Median Home Value
$74,800
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.
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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
770
Free or Reduced Lunch
97%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
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
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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As a student that has experienced both a Mexican and American educative system, I can say that being an IDEA Pharr Student has allowed me to reach my full potential and ensure success in my academic path. I have become confident in my future, for our administration team, including counselors attentively care for each and every one of us. Through the availability of excellent extracurricular activities, classmates, teachers and resources, I have become truly excited for college. It is thanks to my experience as an IDEA student that I have learned about scholarships such as this one and other great opportunities. In less words, my experience in this school has been wonderful. As a junior, I am near to closing my high school experience and I am sure that it’ll be a successful and worth remembering one.
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At IDEA Pharr they teach us what university is like and prepare us to enter it and be a good university student. Our teachers teach us study tactics for exams and show us how we should live and organize our time. Idea teaches us to create a family with everyone around us, to work as a team and be united. Idea is a good place where we are taught to work while having fun doing it. The teachers are our friends and they give us advice if we ask for them. Idea is the best place to study.
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.