2020-21 Campaign Partner


About Us

IDEA Public Schools believes that each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.

IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves more than 63,000 college-bound students in 120 schools across Texas and Southern Louisiana and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college.


Mission & Vision


IDEA Public Schools prepares students from under-served communities for success in college and citizenship.


To ensure students reach their potential, IDEA Public Schools will become the region’s largest creator of college graduates.


Diversity & Equity

As Chief Diversity Officer Phillip Garza ensures IDEA Public Schools is the most diverse, equitable, inclusive high-performing organization, period.

Teacher Salaries and Benefits

Average IDEA Public Schools Teacher yearly pay in the United States is approximately $53,161, which is 43% above the national average.


Our Recruitment


IDEA teachers represent a diversity of backgrounds and experience. We look for and hire the best candidates for our students. Here are some of the most important criteria we look for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution; State certification preferred but not required
  • Experience in a classroom setting, preferably experience working with low-income students; preferred but not required
  • Proven track record of success in a professional setting
  • Unwavering belief that a college education is possible for all children, and a commitment to developing a school-wide culture that fosters a productive, enthusiastic learning environment
  • Openness to observation and critical feedback with a desire to continuously learn and increase effectiveness as a teacher
  • Excitement about working for a school system that is changing the status quo of education in the United States


Equal Opportunity Employer

We believe……

It is the policy of IDEA Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

2115 W. Pike Blvd., Weslaco, Texas 78596

(956) 377-8000