New Foundations Charter School

8001 Torresdale Ave,

Philadelphia, PA, 19136

Tel: (215)624-8100
Grades: KG-10

915 students

New Foundations Charter School serves 915 students in grades KG-10.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the PA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
New Foundations Charter School operates within the New Foundations Charter School District.

Overview

The student population of 915 students has grown by 33% over five years.
The teacher population of 49 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
School Type Charter School
Grades Offered Grades KG-10
Total Students 915 students
New Foundations Charter School Total Students (2001-2012)
Gender % 48% Male / 52%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 49 teachers
New Foundations Charter School Total Classroom Teachers (2001-2012)
Students by Grade New Foundations Charter School Students 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 less than the state average of 0.83. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 14:1
New Foundations Charter School Student : Teacher Ratio (2001-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
3%
New Foundations Charter School Asian (2001-2012)
Hispanic
12%
8%
New Foundations Charter School Hispanic (2001-2012)
Black
14%
16%
New Foundations Charter School Black (2001-2012)
White
68%
71%
New Foundations Charter School White (2001-2012)
All Ethnic Groups New Foundations Charter School Sch Ethnicity New Foundations Charter School Sta Ethnicity
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 0.83
New Foundations Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2012)
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.
41%
34%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Free Lunch (2006-2012)
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%
6%
New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 915 students has grown by 67% over five years.
School District Name New Foundations Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 915 1,682
New Foundations Charter  School District Number of Students Managed (2001-2012)
District Total Revenue $6 MM $21 MM
District Spending $7 MM $20 MM
New Foundations Charter  School District Spending (2002-2009)
District Revenue / Student $11,517 $12,476
New Foundations Charter  School District Revenue / Student (2001-2009)
District Spending / Student $11,866 $11,944
New Foundations Charter  School District Spending / Student (2002-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (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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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Philadelphia Brown Joseph H School
    3600 Stanwood St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19136
    (215)335-5650
    0.6  mi  |  559  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Philadelphia Forrest Edwin School
    7300 Cottage St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19136
    (215)335-5652
    0.7  mi  |  1160  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Philadelphia Lincoln High School
    3201 Ryan Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19136
    (215)335-5653
    1.2  mi  |  1858  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Philadelphia Disston Hamilton School
    6801 Cottage St
    Philadelphia , PA , 19135
    (215)335-5661
    1.3  mi  |  826  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Philadelphia Meehan Austin Middle School
    3001 Ryan Ave
    Philadelphia , PA , 19152
    (215)335-5654
    1.3  mi  |  601  students  |  Gr.  7-8

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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Philadelphia, PA public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.02, which is lower than the Pennsylvania average of 0.25. The most diverse school in Philadelphia is Rhawnhurst School. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Pennsylvania or national school diversity statistics.