IDEA Frontier College Preparatory is an above average, public, charter school located in Brownsville, TX. It has 781 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 39 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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IDEA Frontier College Preparatory Reviews
Idea offers the IB curriculum, thus if you are looking for a more rigorous education that could potentially give you college credit, this school offers. Overall, academic wise, Idea tends to stay strong in its stats and is very well at living up to its name. "College Preparatory". Teachers here, for the most part, are very passionate and creative in their structure(Im speaking High School here). The community is very uplifting and feels like family. However, this school is not diverse in its athletics, clubs, or classes. The classes are chosen for a student, and every student for that grade receives the same classes, except for a few electives here and there. Students there almost always leave school with homework, even on weekdays. Especially in high school. It is a very time consuming commitment. All in all, Idea is a good choice.
I came to Idea in 9th grade and it has completely changed my life. I would not consider myself a top student, but Idea makes me a top student. It is a school that believes in their core values, and sets up success for all of their students. They make sure that all of their students are on track to go to and through college. Their staff and teachers are committed to what they love, which is education. There is a reason students at Idea have a high success rate, it is because of the dedication and love for education and for college. Idea is dominating expectations and statistics in the valley.
IDEA Frontier College Preparatory is good school, although sometimes I felt otherwise due to the rigorous curriculum . The classes I took not only helped me meet educational needs, I also obtained time knowledge skills that will better prepare my future demands. These demands include time management and responsibilities to help me better prepare for future challenges. It may sound like a cliche, but I wouldn't change anything about my IDEA experience . That being said , perhaps a little bit more variety might be something that would add a different dimension to learning, similar to public school curriculums . The students would have exposure to a diverse learning experiences and that may or may not be something worth while.