New Foundations Charter School

Tel: (215)624-8100
Grades KG-12
1,247 students
New Foundations Charter School serves 1,247 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 31%.
New Foundations Charter School operates within the New Foundations Charter School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1247 students has grown by 128% over five years.
The teacher population of 70 teachers has grown by 125% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,247 students
New Foundations Charter School Total Students (2001-2014)
Gender % New Foundations Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 70 teachers
New Foundations Charter School Total Teachers (2001-2014)
Students by Grade New Foundations Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.24. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
New Foundations Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2014)
Asian
4%
3%
New Foundations Charter School Asian Students (2001-2014)
Hispanic
14%
9%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2014)
Black
16%
15%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2014)
White
66%
69%
New Foundations Charter School White Students (2001-2014)
All Ethnic Groups New Foundations Charter School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown PA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.52 0.24
New Foundations Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
38%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
18%
5%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,247 students has grown by 128% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,307 is less than the state average of $12,967. The district revenue/student has grown by 18% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,109 is less than the state average of $12,300. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name New Foundations Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,247 1,514
New Foundations Charter  School District Students Managed (2001-2014)
District Total Revenue $7 MM $21 MM
New Foundations Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2001-2010)
District Spending $7 MM $20 MM
New Foundations Charter  School District District Spending (2002-2010)
District Revenue / Student $12,307 $12,967
New Foundations Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2001-2010)
District Spending / Student $12,109 $12,300
New Foundations Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2002-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Lincoln High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Meehan Austin Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Brown Joseph H School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaBrown Joseph H School
    0.6 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 534 students3600 Stanwood St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5650
    0.6KG-6534
  • PhiladelphiaForrest Edwin School
    0.7 miles | Grades: PK-6 | 1127 students7300 Cottage St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5652
    0.7PK-61127
  • PhiladelphiaLincoln High School
    1.2 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 1614 students3201 Ryan Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5653
    1.29-121614
  • PhiladelphiaDisston Hamilton School
    1.3 miles | Grades: KG-8 | 848 students6801 Cottage St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19135
    (215)335-5661
    1.3KG-8848
  • PhiladelphiaMeehan Austin Middle School
    1.3 miles | Grades: 7-8 | 550 students3001 Ryan Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19152
    (215)335-5654
    1.37-8550

School Reviews

I have been attending New Foundations Charter School for over 8 years now and can honestly say this is one of the best schools to be at. The teachers want to see you achieve and do their best to help you in any way. Is the school strict? Yes. If your child is getting detentions and such then that is on them for not behaving. It is far from the teacher's fault. The school has a friendly environment and many opportunities for the students, this including academics and extracurricular.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 11/28/14

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