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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
IDEA College Prep - San Benito is an above average, public, charter school located in San Benito, TX. It has 710 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.
About IDEA College Prep - San Benito...
Address
2151 Russell Ln
San Benito, TX 78586
Telephone
(956) 399-5252
Website

IDEA College Prep - San Benito Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
98 responses
AP Enrollment
100%
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Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$26,736
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$586
National
$949
Median Home Value
$54,400
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
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Field lessons
    36%
  • College Signing Day
    31%
  • Playing sports
    18%
  • Pep rallies
    10%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
710
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$25,167
Teachers in First/Second Year
39.6%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 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
70%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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IDEA College Prep - San Benito Reviews

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All IDEA campuses have one goal and that is to get every scholar to and through college. However, IDEA College Prep in San Benito specifically stands out from the rest. With a campus so small, only having no more than 110 students in each grade level, we are able to interact and create unforgetable bonds. Friendships grows throughout all grade levels creating new ideas between all ages. Every scholar is welcomed and safe in the hands of the staff which has made my experience at IDEA unforgettable. In the near future I hope there is a change. Not in academics or teachers, but in the students to realize how privileged they are to attend a school with ambition.
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This school is focused on preparing kids for college and becoming successful adults. The work is not easy and most of the time kids have homework over the weekend and stay up very late. However, this pays off for all who attend because they have assistance from college counselor, the teachers, and the staff. Most high schools never help their kids when applying to college; IDEA Campuses are an exception. I'm so glad that I had the chance to be with IDEA since the 7th grade, because it has helped me learn how to manage my time and helps me know how much work in college that I have. They even take the students onto trips to visit College campuses in and out of state. I hope that overtime, the school will invest more in engineering opportunities, dual enrollment, and clubs. I also hope that the school will grow and gain more resources.
I loved the family that was created by going through such a difficult school and how most of us came out of the other side with new people next to us than when we began. I could tell you every single person I graduated with because we had such a tight nit family and over seven years we’ve all developed a bond that is stronger than any other group I’ve ever been a part of. This bond will help me make connections at my college, especially with the help of my Alumni Manager. I am thankful for all that Idea has done for me and will continue to do for me, the next 4 years in college will be as successful and enjoyable as Idea had prepared me for. I am ready. The one thing that could probably be improved would be the food. I will never look back on my time at Idea in reminisce, but I will always take what I have learned with my time there and pay those skills forward to becoming a well rounded adult who gives back to their community.