Skip to Main Content
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
New Foundations Charter School is an above average, public, charter school located in Philadelphia, PA. It has 1,464 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 53% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
8001 Torresdale Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Telephone
(215) 624-8100

New Foundations Charter School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
53%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1050
137 responses
Average ACT
24
17 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
Do You Work at New Foundations Charter School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$39,770
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$943
National
$949
Median Home Value
$147,300
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
77%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Prom
    27%
  • Spirit day
    27%
  • Lunch
    16%
  • Field Trips to Amusement Parks
    14%
  • Sports games
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    2%
  • We don't have many school events.
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,464
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,377
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,887/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
Schools like New Foundations Charter School
More

New Foundations Charter School Reviews

126 reviews
All Categories
I went to the high school from 2014 to 2018. Initially I liked this school, but the newer administration were rude to students. There are lots of electives and AP classes. My younger sisters go to the elementary school and from what I see they are in a much better academic setting than I ever was in elementary school. The middle schoolers also have the opportunity to take some high school level classes such as Spanish 1 and Environmental Science, which gives them the opportunity to take more elctives at the high school. I wish there were more social opportunities for the high schoolers such as more dances and spirit events, but at the end of it all I was just happy to get my diploma.
Start Your Review of New Foundations Charter School
Rate It!
Over the course of the four years that I spent at New Foundations, I have learned many different things. To begin, I learned about the value of friendship. I came into school knowing little amounts of people (besides those that came to the school along with me). I was then able to make some close friends that have been with me ever since ninth grade, and they've helped to shape me to be the young man I am today. The second thing that I was able to do was learn about the value of knowledge. In the United States, we take knowledge very much for granted. Many people around the world, would love to learn to the extent that we learn. We are challenged by those around us to become better versions of ourselves by facing day to day problems by using the power of our minds alone. This power of knowledge alone, is probably the greatest experience of my high school career because knowledge opens doors.
New Foundations is a nice school. Its also very tiny and doesn't have a lot for sports. They don't even have a football field or even a football team. They focus more on academics which are pretty decent. The recent senior classes have been good on getting scholarships and the last principal focused on that. The new principal has been more focused on getting students to be the best they can be. The dean of students isn't that great though. She is a little biased in situations involving female students. Overall, New Foundations is a nice school that can be good for students seeking a good education.