IDEA SCHOOLS Comments???

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Juan

San Juan, TX

#1 May 23, 2013
Any comments on idea schools thanks
Parent

Mcallen, TX

#2 Sep 26, 2013
Great IDEA school in McAllen. Uniforms a plus.
My kids love it.
mr x

Mcallen, TX

#3 Jul 18, 2014
These schools are a joke! I used to work there, ignorant people get sucked into this mentality that these schools are top notch and this n that, please! Having worked there I know what really goes on. I used to work at IDEA san juan, test scores were bad, they did not outperform schools in the psja district. I thought these schools had rigorous curriculum, and yet they could not outperform psja schools, and whats worse during meetings they used to show the other campuses test results, and they too were not impressive. Fact: IDEA public schools have the WORST teacher turnover in the valley! Just the san juan campus alone from 2012-2014 schhol year lost over 20 teachers!! Every year they need to hire new teachers, why you may ask, because of horrible working conditions and low pay. And thats for every campus, the are constantly hiring new teachers, but that idiot founder ceo tom with that stupid fake smile of his, gave himself a nice raise a few years ago, and yet many campuses have deplorable computers and handed down equipment, and then he comes on TV claiming how 100% of graduating seniors get accepted into college, of course they do, when it's a requirement, in order for an IDEA student to graduate they need to apply and get accepted, or else they are not allowed to graduate.?..seriously people that think these schools, and I've seen people try desperately to get their kids in, as just as stupid for not doing research on these schools
Texan

Mcallen, TX

#4 Aug 1, 2014
mr x,
Though no school is perfect, student test scores reflect a students influences overall. The major influence of a students success is the home environment. If education is not at the top of the priority list at home, then don't blame the school for a students poor performance.
Applying for college should be a requirement before graduating from high school. It is great that IDEA is raising the bar on expectations.
Employee turnover happens in every district. Some employees just don't have what it takes to work at certain school districts so they move on.

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