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Posted May 19, 2010

School is preparing my child for college and they are always focus on student development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My kid attend this school about two years ago and she make a big improvement copmare to bisd public school and I'm a employeer with BISD. And my Ex-wife work with the Idea in Edimburg and we notice a big improvement in my kid that she still attending the Idea in Edimburg you realy got a excellent program for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2007

A very good school, probably the best school in the world. The quality of academic programs is superb. 10/10. The availability of music, art and sports is average. Although we don't have much extracurricular activities, one we have the new building, we will have a vast majority of activities. The level of parent involvement is Excellent. 9/10. This is the best school in Brownsville and in whole Texas. I really recommend your child to go there, you will be surprised at his/her attitude change. Satisfaction guaranteed. Overall Score: 10/10
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
100%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female98%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic96%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education96%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students98%
Female98%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)96%
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education92%
Limited English proficient (LEP)77%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students97%
Female93%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education83%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education100%
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)94%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant97%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic98%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)93%
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant98%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female88%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic93%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students84%
Female76%
Male90%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic85%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)87%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant84%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Female73%
Male74%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)70%
Proficient in English73%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted73%
Bilingual71%

Math

All Students53%
Female54%
Male50%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education51%
Limited English proficient (LEP)44%
Proficient in English52%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant53%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted53%
Bilingual45%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students51%
Female50%
Male52%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special education33%
Not special education52%
Limited English proficient (LEP)33%
Proficient in English51%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant51%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted51%
Bilingual38%

Math

All Students35%
Female29%
Male42%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Special education17%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)19%
Proficient in English35%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted35%
Bilingual21%

Writing

All Students68%
Female66%
Male70%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Special education33%
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)55%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted68%
Bilingual60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students65%
Female72%
Male55%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special education50%
Not special education66%
Limited English proficient (LEP)38%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant65%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted65%
Bilingual49%

Math

All Students75%
Female74%
Male75%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education78%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English75%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted75%
Bilingual63%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male57%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education25%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant55%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted55%
Bilingual41%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Exemplary".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Exemplary".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 97% 52%
White 2% 29%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 2%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 58%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 35%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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  • DORA VILLEGAS
Fax number
  • (656) 541-5561

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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