Founders Academy

Founders Academy serves 134 students in grades 6-8.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 15-19% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 28%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 36%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Founders Academy placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Rhode Island for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Rhode Island state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Rhode Island state average of 42% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

Founders Academy's student population of 134 students has grown by 204% over five school years.
The teacher population of 11 teachers has grown by 175% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students134 students
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Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
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School Comparison

Founders Academy is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 287 schools in Rhode Island (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Founders Academy is 0.56, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.60. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (RI)
Overall Testing Rank
#230 out of 287 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
28%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
15-19%
36%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:113:1
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American Indian
1%
1%
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Asian
2%
3%
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Hispanic
16%
25%
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Black
8%
9%
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White
64%
58%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
9%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.560.60
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Eligible for Free Lunch
34%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
6%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBeacon Charter School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, RI Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Founders Academy is Beacon Charter School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Woonsocket Middle @ Villa Nova (0.5 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Rise Prep Mayoral Academy (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Woonsocket Rise Prep Mayoral Academy Charter School
    Grades: K-2 | 161 students
    0.0 miles
    1 Social Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 765-5127
    0.0 K-2 161
  • Woonsocket Beacon Charter School Charter School
    Grades: 9-12 | 235 students
    0.1 miles
    320 Main Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 671-6261
    0.1 9-12 235
  • Woonsocket Harris School
    Grades: K-5 | 450 students
    0.2 miles
    60 High School Street
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 767-4856
    0.2 K-5 450
  • Woonsocket Woonsocket Middle @ Villa Nova
    Grades: 6-8 | 619 students
    0.5 miles
    240 Florence Dr.
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 235-6125
    0.5 6-8 619
  • Woonsocket Woonsocket Middle At Hamlet
    Grades: 6-8 | 663 students
    0.6 miles
    60 Florence Dr.
    Woonsocket, RI 02895
    (401) 235-6110
    0.6 6-8 663

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