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Idea Public Schools

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Idea Public Schools is a charter school based in Weslaco, TX that was founded in 2000. As of 2018 they had $422 million in revenue and $893 million in assets.

Idea public schools prepares students from underserved communities for success in college and citizenship by providing educational services to students in grade k (kindergarten) through 12 (twelve). Idea public schools prepares students from underserv...

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Program areas at Idea Public Schools

Idea public schools is a growing network of tuition-free pre-k - 12 public charter schools serving more than 35,595 students in 51 schools throughout the rio grande valley and central Texas. Idea is committed to "college for all children- and has demonstrated this by the 100% acceptance rate of its graduates to the college or university of their choice. Idea public schools has been rated a "met standard" distric by the Texas education agency. In addition, specific needs of those children identified as "at risk" were addressed. (16,331)

Form 990s for Idea Public Schools

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06May 14, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jan 19, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Apr 7, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Feb 8, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Dec 29, 2014990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Idea Public Schools

Total grants, contributions, etc.$421,271,547
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$154,906
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$309,705
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$641,881
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$422,378,039

Vendors for Idea Public Schools

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
KimbiaFundraising software2020-03-03
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2020-03-03
█████████Content management system software2020-03-03
██████ ███ ██████████Audit accounting2019-10-04
█████ ███ ███████Tax accounting2019-03-05
█ ██████ ████████████ ███████Construction$15,815,2012018-06-01
███████ ████████ ███Construction$13,054,2892018-06-01
██████ ████████████Construction$27,849,1212018-06-01
...and three more vendors

Personnel at Idea Public Schools

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Thomas E TorkelsonChief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman$554,060April 19, 2019
Tom TorkelsonFounder Chief Executive Officer / Founder and Chief Executive Officer-Aug. 1, 2019
████ █████Chief Operating Officer$293,693Aug. 1, 2019
█████ █████████Chief Financial Officer$312,123Aug. 1, 2019
█████ █ ██████Chief Administrative Officer$192,966June 30, 2018
███ █████████Chief Advancement Officer$243,237Aug. 1, 2019
███████ ████████Chief Program Officer$240,342Aug. 1, 2019
██████ ██████████Chief Human Assets Officer-Aug. 1, 2019
█████ ███████████Senior Vice President of Finance and Controller-Oct. 8, 2019
██████ ███████Vice President of Community$128,940Aug. 1, 2019
...and 18 more key personnel

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