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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory is a highly rated, public, charter school located in Brownsville, TX. It has 788 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
Address
2800 S Dakota Ave
Brownsville, TX 78521
Telephone
(956) 541-2002
Website

IDEA Frontier College Preparatory Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1030
83 responses
Average ACT
23
129 responses
AP Enrollment
48%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$34,255
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$644
National
$949
Median Home Value
$83,800
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
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
71%
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 36 responses
Report
  • College Signing Day
    36%
  • College visits
    28%
  • Field Lessons where we travel & visit universities
    22%
  • My favorite events at school are our Pep-rallies.
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    6%

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
87%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$25,167
Teachers in First/Second Year
53.5%
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
44%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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I had an amazing experience in my high school by having the help that I need. Administration in this school never says no to low income students eager to learn and have a bright future. If one as a student does not have enough requirements met to go to college, then you will be offered an infinite amount of resources by your teacher to increase your test scores and grades. Teachers on this campus, make sure every single student is learning and on track to college. Since we have small classes compared to the district schools, we have more attention from our teachers and counselors. Finally, IDEA can probably improve in the amount of tasks or homework given to students. They can improve this by coming to an agreement with a decent amount of work.
I love that Idea really wants to prepare us for college and push us over our limits to the point where I, myself, have found new boundaries I could reach. Idea Frontier is family oriented like my class of 2020 we are a very tight little family who always got each others back. The only thing I wish though is I want more clubs and after school activities. My school kinda lacks at it because no one will sponsor. And we need to show appreciation for our sport teams when they win. Idea is a ghost when it comes to the need for more actives and opportunities for students looking to join something. And the thing is when we do have UIL for some reason they lack to notify students. And by the time they want to sign up it's too late. And for me,a junior. Suffering from anxiety has trouble speaking up about this. I really want to join and be a part of something but it's hard when there really isn't anything to do.