New Foundations Charter School

Grades: KG-11

1,067 students

New Foundations Charter School serves 1,067 students in grades KG-11.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 30%.
New Foundations Charter School operates within the New Foundations Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 1067 students has grown by 107% over five years.
The teacher population of 57 teachers has grown by 103% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-11
Total Students 1,067 students
New Foundations Charter School Total Students (2001-2013)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
New Foundations Charter School Total Teachers (2001-2013)
Students by Grade New Foundations Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 17:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 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 19:1 15:1
New Foundations Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2001-2013)
American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
New Foundations Charter School Asian Students (2001-2013)
Hispanic
13%
9%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2013)
Black
16%
16%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2013)
White
67%
70%
New Foundations Charter School White Students (2001-2013)
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.
0.51 0.24
New Foundations Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2013)
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.
44%
36%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2013)
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.
17%
5%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,067 students has grown by 107% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $11,517 is less than the state average of $12,476. The district revenue/student has grown by 23% over four years.
The district spending/student of $11,866 is less than the state average of $11,944. The district spending/student has grown by 32% over four years.
School District Name New Foundations Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,067 1,528
New Foundations Charter  School District Students Managed (2001-2013)
District Total Revenue $6 MM $21 MM
New Foundations Charter  School District District Total Revenue (2001-2009)
District Spending $7 MM $20 MM
New Foundations Charter  School District District Spending (2002-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,517 $12,476
New Foundations Charter  School District District Revenue / Student (2001-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,866 $11,944
New Foundations Charter  School District District Spending / Student (2002-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

Nearby 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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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • PhiladelphiaBrown Joseph H School
    3600 Stanwood St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5650
    0.6 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 538 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaForrest Edwin School
    7300 Cottage St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5652
    0.7 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 1088 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaLincoln High School
    3201 Ryan Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19136
    (215)335-5653
    1.2 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 1817 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaDisston Hamilton School
    6801 Cottage St
    PhiladelphiaPA 19135
    (215)335-5661
    1.3 mi | Gr. KG-8 | 874 students                      
  • PhiladelphiaMeehan Austin Middle School
    3001 Ryan Ave
    PhiladelphiaPA 19152
    (215)335-5654
    1.3 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 575 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended November 28, 2014 - 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

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