New Foundations Charter School

  • New Foundations Charter School serves 1,477 students in grades Kindergarten-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 51% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 46%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 74% (which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 63%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Pennsylvania state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the Pennsylvania state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • New Foundations Charter School's student population of 1,477 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 79 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
Total Students1,477 students
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Gender %This chart display gender of New Foundations Charter School
Total Classroom Teachers79 teachers
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School Comparison

  • New Foundations Charter School's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of New Foundations Charter School is 0.57, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.27. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (PA)
Overall School Rank#1085 out of 2,835 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
63%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio19:115:1
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Asian
4%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
19%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
15%
15%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of Black public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
61%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of White public school students in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in New Foundations Charter School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in PA.
Diversity Score0.570.27
This chart display the diversity score of New Foundations Charter School and the public school average diversity score of Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate90-94%
86%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
50%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
3%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Foundations Charter School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pennsylvania by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameNew Foundations CS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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Amazing school!
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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.
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