Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Summary:

Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory is a public charter high school serving grades 6-12 in Weslaco, Texas, with a student population of 749 and a predominantly Hispanic student body. This high-performing school is part of the Idea Public Schools district, which is ranked 380 out of 968 districts in Texas.

Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory consistently ranks in the top 30% of Texas high schools, with particularly strong performance among Hispanic students and English Language Learners. The school outperforms the Idea Public Schools district and the state of Texas in several STAAR test subjects, and it maintains very low dropout rates compared to nearby schools. While the school's four-year graduation rate is not provided, the nearby Idea College Prep Weslaco has a 98.9% four-year graduation rate, which is higher than the state average.

Despite serving a high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory outperforms many nearby traditional public high schools, such as Weslaco East High School and Weslaco High School, on various academic metrics and statewide rankings. However, the school lags behind the highly-ranked South Texas Independent School District (ISD) schools, such as the Science Academy and Health Professions, which have significantly higher test scores and statewide rankings.


Detail:

Public, Charter 6-12

 1000 E Pike Blvd
       Weslaco, TX  78596


(956) 351-4850

District: Idea Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
518th of 1,961 Texas High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,893 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  15.3 Help
Number of students:  749

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
97.7%
White:
1.6%
African American:
0.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.2% Help


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Compare Details Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory ranks better than 75.7% of middle schools in Texas. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 68.52. (See more...)
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Compare Details Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory ranks better than 73.6% of high schools in Texas. It also ranks 7th 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 66.52. (See more...)
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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 (97.7%), White (1.6%), Asian (0.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory is 15.3, which is the 13th best among 27 high schools in the Idea Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory is $11,893, which is the 6th highest among 27 high schools in the Idea Public Schools District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory:

SchoolDigger ranks Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory 566th of 2330 Texas public middle schools. (See Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory 518th of 1961 Texas public high schools. (See Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory 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 Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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Rank History for all middle school students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2017 73.27 385th 2027 81.0%
2018 78.54 308th 2080 85.2%
2019 84.25 248th 2193 88.7%
2021 33.14 1496th 2252 33.6%
2022 63.09 655th 2254 70.9%
2023 68.52 566th 2330 75.7%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.27 33rd 1376 97.6%
2019 87.23 77th 1445 94.7%
2021 54.58 501st 1592 68.5%
2022 73.47 232nd 1643 85.9%
2023 79.97 179th 1720 89.6%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.53 574th 1597 64.1%
2021 22.83 1590th 1712 7.1%
2022 33.87 1210th 1757 31.1%
2023 58.85 457th 1815 74.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 88.31 96th 2039 95.3%
2019 91.29 65th 2073 96.9%
2021 38.57 1356th 2172 37.6%
2022 74.54 310th 2220 86.0%
2023 79.78 234th 2251 89.6%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 73.76 382nd 2008 81.0%
2019 81.17 262nd 2047 87.2%
2021 38.61 1299th 2151 39.6%
2022 62.53 642nd 2221 71.1%
2023 65.69 588th 2241 73.8%
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Rank History for middle school At Risk students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.68 92nd 2008 95.4%
2019 92.00 72nd 2058 96.5%
2021 48.24 923rd 2118 56.4%
2022 72.26 330th 2182 84.9%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.34 283rd 2030 86.1%
2019 83.86 238th 2069 88.5%
2021 27.78 1605th 2168 26.0%
2022 60.80 712th 2228 68.0%
2023 68.63 555th 2245 75.3%
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Rank History for middle school Hispanic students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.90 147th 1895 92.2%
2019 89.47 118th 1935 93.9%
2021 39.28 1225th 2043 40.0%
2022 71.31 384th 2077 81.5%
2023 77.47 284th 2116 86.6%
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Data source: test scores: Texas Education Agency, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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Rank History for all high school students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 58.47 683rd 1861 63.3%
2022 67.98 440th 1876 76.5%
2023 66.52 518th 1961 73.6%
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Rank History for high school English Language Learner students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.39 117th 1113 89.5%
2019 95.30 36th 1136 96.8%
2021 60.30 287th 1195 76.0%
2022 76.22 135th 1278 89.4%
2023 78.57 137th 1371 90.0%
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Rank History for high school Special Education students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.13 420th 1347 68.8%
2019 36.73 839th 1357 38.2%
2022 20.73 1275th 1418 10.1%
2023 47.06 638th 1478 56.8%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.09 145th 1794 91.9%
2019 91.47 61st 1818 96.6%
2021 62.60 484th 1848 73.8%
2022 73.23 241st 1847 87.0%
2023 71.39 300th 1897 84.2%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.20 444th 1781 75.1%
2019 80.66 177th 1798 90.2%
2021 57.87 705th 1815 61.2%
2022 62.93 534th 1841 71.0%
2023 65.15 535th 1891 71.7%
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Rank History for high school At Risk students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.20 89th 1784 95.0%
2019 89.66 76th 1810 95.8%
2021 50.69 711th 1829 61.1%
2022 66.37 337th 1837 81.7%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.83 267th 1803 85.2%
2019 87.76 95th 1824 94.8%
2021 55.82 692nd 1840 62.4%
2022 69.72 366th 1853 80.2%
2023 65.69 502nd 1913 73.8%
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Rank History for high school Hispanic students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools TX State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 74.64 263rd 1691 84.4%
2019 88.09 89th 1714 94.8%
2021 63.07 483rd 1743 72.3%
2022 71.88 286th 1762 83.8%
2023 70.67 333rd 1820 81.7%
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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 Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 2 0 1 116 0 0 0 0 119
2016 4 0 0 243 0 0 0 0 247
2017 8 0 0 364 0 0 0 0 372
2018 8 0 2 476 0 0 1 0 487
2019 9 0 3 574 0 0 1 0 587
2020 10 0 3 650 0 0 1 0 664
2021 12 0 1 739 0 0 1 0 753
2022 13 1 3 719 0 0 1 0 737
2023 12 2 2 732 0 0 1 0 749

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 Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 119 7.0 17.0 83.2
2016 247 11.0 22.4 88.7
2017 372 17.0 21.8 89.5
2018 487 27.9 17.4 85.6
2019 587 n/a n/a 84.5
2020 664 40.4 16.4 80.3
2021 753 41.6 18.0 83
2022 737 48.9 15.0 81.7
2023 749 48.6 15.3 83.2

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 Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 119 7.0 17.0 83.2
2016 247 11.0 22.4 88.7
2017 372 17.0 21.8 89.5
2018 487 27.9 17.4 85.6
2019 587 n/a n/a 84.5
2020 664 40.4 16.4 80.3
2021 753 41.6 18.0 83
2022 737 48.9 15.0 81.7
2023 749 48.6 15.3 83.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $1,393 (12.7%) $9,610 (87.3%) $11,003
2020 $1,579 (13.9%) $9,768 (86.1%) $11,347
2021 $1,698 (14.3%) $10,195 (85.7%) $11,893

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 248th of 2193 Middle schoolsRanks 566th of 2330 Middle schools
 13%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade Reading (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)4262
 20%
   6th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)4053
 13%
   6th Grade Reading (Texas)3550
 15%
6th Grade Mathematics (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)6439
 25%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Idea Public Schools)5239
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4537
 8%
7th Grade Reading (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)6359
 4%
   7th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)5458
 4%
   7th Grade Reading (Texas)4752
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)6440
 24%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Idea Public Schools)5443
 11%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Texas)4135
 6%
8th Grade Reading (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)6875
 7%
   8th Grade Reading (Idea Public Schools)6462
 2%
   8th Grade Reading (Texas)5356
 3%
8th Grade Science (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)7147
 24%
   8th Grade Science (Idea Public Schools)6341
 22%
   8th Grade Science (Texas)4945
 4%
8th Grade Social Studies (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)5846
 12%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Idea Public Schools)5036
 14%
   8th Grade Social Studies (Texas)3531
 4%
End of Course Algebra I (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)6033
 27%
   End of Course Algebra I (Idea Public Schools)7044
 26%
   End of Course Algebra I (Texas)6245
 17%
End of Course Biology (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)8571
 14%
   End of Course Biology (Idea Public Schools)7963
 16%
   End of Course Biology (Texas)6357
 6%
End of Course English I Reading (Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)7676
   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 Weslaco Pike College Preparatory)7378
 5%
   End of Course English II Reading (Idea Public Schools)7067
 3%
   End of Course English II Reading (Texas)5156
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students587749
 27.6%
African American02
American Indian00
Asian32
 33.3%
Hispanic574732
 27.5%
Pacific Islander00
White912
 33.3%
Two or More Races11
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients84.5%83.2%
 1.3%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 749 students attended Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory.

Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory ranks 518th of 1961 Texas high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Idea Weslaco Pike College Preparatory are 98% Hispanic, 2% White.


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