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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Foundation Academy Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Trenton, NJ. It has 1,036 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 58% in reading.

Foundation Academy Charter School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1010
77 responses
Average ACT
22
11 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$27,067
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Median Home Value
$176,034
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.19 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Advisory chant competition
    29%
  • Award ceremonies
    26%
  • Talent show
    21%
  • Movie night
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    2%
  • Pep rallies
    2%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,036
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
30.2%
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
65%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
39%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses
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I am a student that attends Foundation Academy and I can honestly say that the five years that I have been here was amazing. Foundation Academy is a college prep school where 100% of our students graduate and are accepted into colleges. Foundation teaches us to have grit, responsibility, honesty, self-discipline, and respect towards one another. All of are students are hardworking and dedicated about their work and getting into colleges. We are the best school in Trenton, New Jersey so check out out!
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My school strikes the perfect balance between modern education and vintage architecture. The vintage buildings of my school never fail to mesmerize me with their glorious beauty.

However, their vintage architecture does not mean it is out-dated, as it is well-equipped with all the contemporary gadgets. I see my school as a lighthouse of education bestowing knowledge as well as ethical conduct upon us. In contrast to other schools, my school does not solely focus on academic performance. In other words, it emphasizes on the overall development of their students.

Along with our academics, extra-curricular activities are also organized at our school. This one of the main reasons why I love my school as it does not measure everyone on the same scale. Our hardworking staff gives time to each child to grow at their own pace which instills confidence in them.
Foundation Academy Charter School is a school that cares about every student that they have. They begin to teach us at a very young age how to become the most high achieving, the most well rounded, the most hard working students we could be. They demonstrate that they want every student to have the best future they could possibly have. And throughout every single grade level that I've attended, they never failed to prove me otherwise. All the staff is very welcoming, caring, and dedicated to giving us the highest level of education they could possibly give. Overall, this school has shown that they won't stop until we are accepted into college, and even after, many staff members are there to support us after during college as well.