Idea College Prep Weslaco

Summary:

Idea College Prep Weslaco is a public charter high school serving grades 6-12 in Weslaco, Texas, with a student population of 762 that is predominantly Hispanic (over 96%). The school is part of the Idea Public Schools district, which is ranked 380 out of 968 districts in Texas and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Idea College Prep Weslaco consistently achieves high academic outcomes, with a 4-year graduation rate of 100% in 2020-2021 and 2019-2020, significantly outperforming nearby traditional public high schools like Weslaco High School (94.9% in 2021-2022) and Weslaco East High School (90.7% in 2021-2022). The school also maintains very low dropout rates, ranging from 0.0% to 0.4% in recent years, compared to 1.7% at Weslaco High School and 2.4% at Weslaco East High School.

Idea College Prep Weslaco consistently outperforms the Idea Public Schools district and the state of Texas in STAAR test proficiency rates, especially in English Language Arts. In 2022-2023, the school had 83% proficiency in English I Reading and 80% in English II Reading, compared to the Idea Public Schools district at 64% and 67%, and the state at 54% and 56% respectively. The school's strong performance extends to various student subgroups, including Hispanic students, English Language Learners, and students from low socioeconomic backgrounds.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 2931 E Sugar Cane Dr
       Weslaco, TX  78599


(956) 351-4100

District: Idea Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
642nd of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,278 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  17.0 Help
Number of students:  762

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
96.7%
White:
2.6%
American Indian:
0.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  86.7% Help


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Compare Details Idea College Prep Weslaco ranks worse than 58.6% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.97. (See more...)
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Compare Details Idea College Prep Weslaco ranks better than 67.3% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 15th among 27 ranked high schools in the Idea Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 61.79. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Idea College Prep Weslaco freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (96.7%), White (2.6%), American Indian (0.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 86.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Idea College Prep Weslaco is 17. 24 high schools in the Idea Public Schools District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Idea College Prep Weslaco employs 44.7 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Idea College Prep Weslaco is $10,278. 23 high schools in the Idea Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Idea College Prep Weslaco:

SchoolDigger ranks Idea College Prep Weslaco 1366th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Idea College Prep Weslaco in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Idea College Prep Weslaco 642nd of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Idea College Prep Weslaco in the ranking list.)

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Idea Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Idea Public Schools 380th of 968 Texas school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Rank History for all middle school students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 67.27 566th 1973 71.3%
2014 68.34 570th 1987 71.3%
2015 51.82 1035th 2043 49.3%
2016 73.32 450th 1987 77.4%
2017 60.77 642nd 2027 68.3%
2018 61.15 630th 2080 69.7%
2019 71.54 455th 2193 79.3%
2021 56.96 821st 2252 63.5%
2022 64.75 611th 2254 72.9%
2023 40.97 1366th 2330 41.4%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.25 151st 1376 89.0%
2019 81.35 123rd 1445 91.5%
2021 82.33 104th 1592 93.5%
2022 75.04 208th 1643 87.3%
2023 55.61 584th 1720 66.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 30.74 1212th 1597 24.1%
2022 37.35 1063rd 1757 39.5%
2023 29.59 1427th 1815 21.4%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 72.35 330th 2039 83.8%
2019 82.10 167th 2073 91.9%
2021 72.17 344th 2172 84.2%
2022 71.52 371st 2220 83.3%
2023 49.78 1040th 2251 53.8%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.99 571st 2008 71.6%
2019 68.36 508th 2047 75.2%
2021 57.41 789th 2151 63.3%
2022 65.59 561st 2221 74.7%
2023 44.96 1204th 2241 46.3%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.13 440th 2008 78.1%
2019 76.47 221st 2058 89.3%
2021 79.74 169th 2118 92.0%
2022 77.36 241st 2182 89.0%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.53 727th 2030 64.2%
2019 71.47 423rd 2069 79.6%
2021 55.89 828th 2168 61.8%
2022 63.53 642nd 2228 71.2%
2023 38.97 1361st 2245 39.4%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.80 406th 1895 78.6%
2019 78.10 261st 1935 86.5%
2021 67.40 455th 2043 77.7%
2022 72.30 362nd 2077 82.6%
2023 47.92 1024th 2116 51.6%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.84 260th 1673 84.5%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Rank History for all high school students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.78 301st 1857 83.8%
2021 54.72 774th 1861 58.4%
2022 77.27 249th 1876 86.7%
2023 61.79 642nd 1961 67.3%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.07 78th 1113 93.0%
2019 80.43 115th 1136 89.9%
2021 71.90 162nd 1195 86.4%
2022 87.76 76th 1278 94.1%
2023 68.74 238th 1371 82.6%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.79 1310th 1347 2.7%
2019 40.71 736th 1357 45.8%
2021 34.03 920th 1382 33.4%
2022 52.23 499th 1418 64.8%
2023 71.90 222nd 1478 85.0%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.84 279th 1794 84.4%
2019 79.55 167th 1818 90.8%
2021 63.05 477th 1848 74.2%
2022 81.08 146th 1847 92.1%
2023 65.14 421st 1897 77.8%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.75 654th 1781 63.3%
2019 69.63 404th 1798 77.5%
2021 51.30 850th 1815 53.2%
2022 78.33 202nd 1841 89.0%
2023 58.25 693rd 1891 63.4%
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Rank History for high school At Risk students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.27 199th 1784 88.8%
2019 83.16 133rd 1810 92.7%
2021 60.27 500th 1829 72.7%
2022 79.09 163rd 1837 91.1%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.95 490th 1803 72.8%
2019 75.05 284th 1824 84.4%
2021 56.38 681st 1840 63.0%
2022 72.92 317th 1853 82.9%
2023 61.36 593rd 1913 69.0%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.40 378th 1691 77.6%
2019 76.36 226th 1714 86.8%
2021 59.79 555th 1743 68.2%
2022 80.62 162nd 1762 90.8%
2023 67.44 402nd 1820 77.9%
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Rank History for high school White students at Idea College Prep Weslaco

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.69 236th 1539 84.7%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 4 0 2 109 0 0 1 0 116
2013 0 0 3 232 0 0 1 0 236
2014 7 0 2 345 0 0 1 0 355
2015 11 0 3 468 0 0 1 0 483
2016 11 0 2 581 0 0 0 0 594
2017 19 1 1 673 1 0 0 0 695
2018 20 2 0 759 2 0 0 0 783
2019 21 2 0 736 2 0 0 0 761
2020 23 2 0 743 2 0 0 0 770
2021 23 3 1 761 2 0 0 0 790
2022 23 1 0 723 2 0 0 0 749
2023 20 1 1 737 2 0 1 0 762

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 116 4.2 27.4 82.8
2013 236 8.5 27.6 84.3
2014 355 15.2 23.2 83.7
2015 483 22.0 21.9 86.1
2016 594 28.0 21.2 88
2017 695 34.6 20.0 89.1
2018 783 46.4 16.8 93
2019 761 n/a n/a 94
2020 770 44.6 17.2 97
2021 790 38.0 20.7 91.9
2022 749 46.8 15.9 84.9
2023 762 44.7 17.0 86.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 116 4.2 27.4 82.8
2013 236 8.5 27.6 84.3
2014 355 15.2 23.2 83.7
2015 483 22.0 21.9 86.1
2016 594 28.0 21.2 88
2017 695 34.6 20.0 89.1
2018 783 46.4 16.8 93
2019 761 n/a n/a 94
2020 770 44.6 17.2 97
2021 790 38.0 20.7 91.9
2022 749 46.8 15.9 84.9
2023 762 44.7 17.0 86.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Idea College Prep Weslaco

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,574 (14.9%) $8,978 (85.1%) $10,551
2020 $2,130 (20.0%) $8,500 (80.0%) $10,630
2021 $1,815 (17.7%) $8,463 (82.3%) $10,278

Data source: Texas Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Idea College Prep Weslaco

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 455th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 1366th of 2330 Middle schools
 37.9%
Ranks 301st of 1857 High schoolsRanks 642nd of 1961 High schools
 16.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Idea College Prep Weslaco)5359
 6%
   6th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)4053
 13%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Idea College Prep Weslaco)6829
 39%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Idea Public Schools)5239
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Idea College Prep Weslaco)4548
 3%
   7th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)5458
 4%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Idea College Prep Weslaco)5131
 20%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Idea Public Schools)5443
 11%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Idea College Prep Weslaco)5843
 15%
   8th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)6462
 2%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Social Studies (Idea College Prep Weslaco)4620
 26%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Idea Public Schools)5036
 14%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Idea College Prep Weslaco)6938
 31%
   End of Course Algebra I (Idea Public Schools)7044
 26%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Idea College Prep Weslaco)8258
 24%
   End of Course Biology (Idea Public Schools)7963
 16%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Idea College Prep Weslaco)7383
 10%
   End of Course English I Reading (Idea Public Schools)7064
 6%
   End of Course English I Reading (Texas)4954
 5%
End of Course English II Reading (Idea College Prep Weslaco)6880
 12%
   End of Course English II Reading (Idea Public Schools)7067
 3%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%
End of Course U.S. History (Idea College Prep Weslaco)8073
 7%
   End of Course U.S. History (Idea Public Schools)8679
 7%
   End of Course U.S. History (Texas)7571
 4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students761762
 0.1%
African American21
 50%
American Indian22
Asian01
Hispanic736737
 0.1%
Pacific Islander00
White2120
 4.8%
Two or More Races01
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients94%86.7%
 7.2%


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Students at Idea College Prep Weslaco are 97% Hispanic, 3% White.

Idea College Prep Weslaco ranks 642nd of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 762 students attended Idea College Prep Weslaco.


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