New Foundations Charter School

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (215)624-8100
  • New Foundations Charter School serves 1,363 students in grades KG-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the PA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 32%.
  • New Foundations Charter School operates within the New Foundations Charter School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1363 students has grown by 48% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has grown by 40% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 1,363 students
New Foundations Charter School Total Students (2001-2015)
Gender % New Foundations Charter School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 69 teachers
New Foundations Charter School Total Teachers (2001-2015)
Students by Grade New Foundations Charter School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has increased from 19:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.25. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (PA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 15:1
New Foundations Charter School Student Teacher Ratio (2002-2014)
Asian
4%
4%
New Foundations Charter School Asian Students (2001-2015)
Hispanic
16%
10%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2015)
Black
14%
15%
New Foundations Charter School Black Students (2001-2015)
White
65%
68%
New Foundations Charter School White Students (2001-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
New Foundations Charter School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
1%
3%
New Foundations Charter School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2015)
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.
0.54 0.25
New Foundations Charter School Diversity Score (2001-2015)
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.
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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.
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New Foundations Charter School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2006-2014)

District Comparison

  • New Foundations Charter School District's student population of 1,363 students has grown by 48% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $11,001 in this district is less than the state average of $13,538. The district revenue/student has declined by 10% over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,831 is less than the state average of $13,526. The district spending/student has declined by 10% over four years.
School District Name New Foundations Charter School District
Number of Schools
Managed
1
3
Number of Students Managed 1,363 1,497
New Foundations Charter School District Students Managed (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue $12 MM $20 MM
New Foundations Charter School District District Total Revenue (2001-2015)
District Spending $12 MM $20 MM
New Foundations Charter School District District Spending (2004-2015)
District Revenue / Student $11,001 $13,538
New Foundations Charter School District District Revenue / Student (2001-2015)
District Spending / Student $10,831 $13,526
New Foundations Charter School District District Spending / Student (2004-2015)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, PA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

5  11/28/2014
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.
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