Top Charter School in Texas – IDEA South Flores – Opens Adjacent to RiverBend Apartment Homes, Neighboring Salem Creek Apartment Homes
IDEA Public Schools are a series of 44 charter schools serving 24,000 students in Austin, San Antonio and the Valley. One of The IDEA Public School's five San Antonio-based charter schools is located within steps of RiverBend Apartment Homes. Since its opening in September of 2015, IDEA South Flores has contributed to the district's unwavering commitment to College For All Children. IDEA Public Schools in Texas was named one of America's top three large charter school systems by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation.
Since its first graduating class nine years ago, IDEA has achieved a 99.9% matriculation rate. “IDEA’s nine-year run of outstanding college matriculation is a testament to the collective focus, hard work, and dogged persistence of our students and their families as well as our dedicated faculty and staff,” said JoAnn Gama, IDEA Public Schools co-founder, president, and superintendent. “But our commitment to these outstanding young men and women does not end after they graduate from IDEA. We continue to support them throughout their college careers to ensure they get on the path to accomplishing their professional goals and becoming productive members of their communities.” The IDEA Class of 2015 was accepted to more Ivy League, Tier One, and Tier Two colleges than ever before.
The White House Initiative on Education Excellence for Hispanics named IDEA Public Schools a Bright Spot in Hispanic Education today. The school has maintained its near-perfect matriculation rate despite experiencing unprecedented growth; it has added 44 schools and nearly 24,000 students since 2000—more than any other charter school in the nation during that time period.
One IDEA opens up a world of possibilities.
The San Antonio Food Bank Helps Close the Meal Gap
This past holiday season, our RIM communities contributed to the donation of over 259,000 meals to The San Antonio Food Bank. The mission of the San Antonio Food Bank is to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education, and advocacy. The San Antonio Food Bank is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides millions of pounds of food to more than 500 charitable organizations. In addition to food distribution, the San Antonio Food Bank provides numerous programs that not only solve the immediate problems of hunger, but help individuals and families gain long-term food security.
Who receives emergency food assistance?
36% of our clients are children, under the age of 18 years old
46% of households include at least one employed adult
67% have incomes below the federal poverty level during the previous month
8% are homeless
About 22% of clients are non-Hispanic white, 7% are non-Hispanic black, 69% are Hispanic, and the rest are from other racial groups