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  • Weslaco, TX
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2000
  • School / School District
  • Primary & Secondary Schools
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)


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 ...

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IDEA Public Schools Reviews

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JoAnn Gama
JoAnn Gama
187 Ratings
Current Employee

"Rigorous Curriculum"

Jan 30, 2023 - Teacher
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO


IDEA aims to be the leader of sending 100% of students to and through college.


Long work hours, Goals that are not alligned and impossible to meet.
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How is diversity at IDEA Public Schools?

...Lack of diversity at regional offices, senior and chief leadership Poor communication among several teams Incompetent senior level leaders...Read More

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IDEA Public Schools Interviews

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Employee Referral5%
In Person4%

  1. English Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    2 hours. Spoke with multiple administrators. Did a sample teach with live feedback in the classroom. They asked me to take a subject test even though I had the state cert subject test and graduated with a 4.0 and honors in the subject matter, so that was weird. But otherwise, not bad. Offered job within 2 days.

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Company Updates

May 1, 2020
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information | 4.2.20 Texas Announcement IDEA Public Schools is preparing to offer distance learning the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. This means our school buildings will remain closed except for meals and childcare. We will continue to monitor the situation throughout the summer and hope to reopen our school buildings in August 2020. This does not change our commitment to hiring outstanding individuals for our 2020-2021 career opportunities. We will continue to review applications every day, request and review video screens, and conduct phone interviews. If you are selected to move forward in the hiring process, you’ll receive personal outreach from one of our dedicated recruiters. We are also converting to final interviews with our hiring teams via video to keep you and our communities safe. Thank you for your patience and email us at if you have any questions.

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What is paid time off like at IDEA Public Schools?

...Good pay, many opportunities for bonus pay, good benefits, decent time off...

January 25, 2023

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Employees rate IDEA Public Schools 3.1 out of 5 stars based on 657 anonymous reviews on Glassdoor.

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Overall, 42% of employees would recommend working at IDEA Public Schools to a friend. This is based on 657 anonymously submitted reviews on Glassdoor.

59% of job seekers rate their interview experience at IDEA Public Schools as positive. Candidates give an average difficulty score of 2.9 out of 5 (where 5 is the highest level of difficulty) for their job interview at IDEA Public Schools.

33% of employees think that IDEA Public Schools has a positive business outlook. This is based on anonymous employee reviews submitted on Glassdoor.

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