Idea Frontier Academy



Idea Frontier Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Idea Frontier Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 116
1 119
2 124
3 122
4 113
5 117
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Idea Frontier Academy is a public elementary school located in Brownsville, TX in the Idea Public Schools. It enrolls 711 students in grades 1st through 12th. Idea Frontier Academy is the 1,074th largest public school in Texas and the 7,503rd largest nationally. It has 31.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 711
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 31:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.96
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 7,503rd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Texas: 1,074th out of 4,806
Student/Teacher Rank in Texas: 4,768th out of 4,778
Full Time Teacher Rank in Texas: 3,934th out of 4,778

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Idea Frontier Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 372
(52%)
11,826
(50%)
 Male 339
(48%)
11,700
(50%)

Idea Frontier Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 693
(97%)
22,030
(94%)
 White 10
(1%)
621
(3%)
 Asian 8
(1%)
189
(1%)
 Two or More 0
(0%)
35
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
619
(3%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
19
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
13
(0%)

Idea Frontier Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 560
(79%)
18,545
(79%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 96
(14%)
2,424
(10%)
 Not Eligible 55
(8%)
2,557
(11%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 4,774 ranked schools in Texas, Idea Frontier Academy is ranked 404th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Idea Frontier Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.3%) is significantly higher than the state average of 62.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Idea Frontier Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2006 145
2007 262
2008 488
2009 622
2010 580
2011 686
2012 722
2013 713
2014 703
2015 711

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2006 22.3
2007 22.8
2008 20.3
2009 20.4
2010 20.5
2011 27.4
2012 27.6
2013 27
2014 28.8
2015 31

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2006 0.73103448275862
2007 0.8206106870229
2008 0.87704918032787
2009 0.88745980707395
2010 0.86206896551724
2011 0.87900874635569
2012 0.87534626038781
2013 0.890603085554
2014 0.89046941678521
2015 0.92264416315049

Compare Idea Frontier Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,466.4% 14.7:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
3,100.0% 31.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 55.7%
 
State Average 62.2%
 
This School 92.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Idea Frontier Academy
Brownsville, TX
Public KG - 05 711 31:1  
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Public PK - 05 462 14.8:1 1 miles
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Public PK - 01 414 33.9:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 489 16.6:1 2 miles
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Public 06 - 08 755 12.8:1 2 miles
Aiken Elementary
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Public PK - 05 816 17.9:1 2 miles
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Public PK - 05 676 16.4:1 3 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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