Foundation Academy

Summary:

Foundation Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 460 students in grades K-8 in Mansfield, Ohio. The school is part of the Mansfield City school district, which is ranked 630 out of 835 districts in the state and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Foundation Academy has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with a higher percentage of African American (32.39%) and multi-racial (17.17%) students, the school's academic performance is significantly lower than state and local averages. For example, in 5th grade science, Foundation Academy's proficiency rate was just 21.3%, compared to the state average of 63.9%. The school has also struggled with high chronic absenteeism rates, reaching as high as 64.9% in the 2020-2021 school year, which is much higher than the state average and nearby schools like Stingel Elementary and Mansfield Spanish Immersion School.

Despite having a relatively low student-teacher ratio and per-student spending that is comparable to nearby schools, Foundation Academy consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Ohio elementary schools, with a ranking between 1,110 and 1,402 out of over 1,600 schools in recent years. The persistent racial achievement gaps and the school's struggles with chronic absenteeism suggest that the challenges faced by Foundation Academy may not be solely due to a lack of resources, but rather a need to re-evaluate its educational strategies and practices to better serve its diverse student population.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 1050 Wyandotte Ave
       Mansfield, OH  44906-1939


(419) 526-9540

District: Foundation Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
1276th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,206 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  20.0 Help
Number of students:  460

Racial breakdown:

White:
47.0%
African American:
32.4%
Two or more races:
17.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  94.6% Help


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Compare Details Foundation Academy ranks worse than 79.9% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 18.13. (See more...)
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Compare Details Foundation Academy ranks worse than 72% of middle schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.84. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Foundation Academy is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (47%), African American (32.4%), two or more races (17.2%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Foundation Academy is 20. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Foundation Academy is $9,206.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

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SchoolDigger ranks Foundation Academy 1276th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Foundation Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Foundation Academy 755th of 1048 Ohio public middle schools. (See Foundation Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks Foundation Academy 630th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Foundation Academy

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 16.68 1436th 1662 13.6%
2011 20.67 1422nd 1686 15.7%
2012 19.62 1460th 1709 14.6%
2013 22.75 1402nd 1701 17.6%
2014 40.50 1197th 1687 29.0%
2015 29.90 1265th 1684 24.9%
2016 36.18 1174th 1678 30.0%
2017 42.38 1110th 1651 32.8%
2018 27.05 1243rd 1636 24.0%
2019 29.26 1264th 1676 24.6%
2021 17.98 1246th 1610 22.6%
2022 26.01 1186th 1588 25.3%
2023 18.13 1276th 1596 20.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Multi-racial students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 5.15 158th 162 2.5%
2023 3.07 181st 183 1.1%
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Rank History for elementary school Special Education students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 27.24 662nd 856 22.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.23 1051st 1465 28.3%
2019 40.11 1003rd 1465 31.5%
2021 22.36 1059th 1404 24.6%
2022 33.30 999th 1419 29.6%
2023 23.38 1133rd 1447 21.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.46 1177th 1518 22.5%
2019 29.71 1134th 1502 24.5%
2021 16.58 1164th 1467 20.7%
2022 23.56 1144th 1488 23.1%
2023 11.15 1282nd 1483 13.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.10 1244th 1536 19.0%
2019 27.59 1182nd 1535 23.0%
2021 12.18 1251st 1499 16.5%
2022 22.55 1160th 1518 23.6%
2023 19.37 1200th 1498 19.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.64 258th 598 56.9%
2019 58.45 218th 605 64.0%
2021 30.05 355th 533 33.4%
2022 33.76 376th 601 37.4%
2023 37.25 361st 610 40.8%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.28 1176th 1309 10.2%
2019 19.26 1120th 1271 11.9%
2021 15.68 1093rd 1249 12.5%
2022 19.66 1082nd 1242 12.9%
2023 8.47 1138th 1215 6.3%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Foundation Academy

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Rank History for all middle school students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 18.83 763rd 895 14.7%
2011 15.65 799th 925 13.6%
2012 44.56 690th 989 30.2%
2013 28.44 784th 1001 21.7%
2014 22.90 816th 1008 19.0%
2015 41.63 672nd 1035 35.1%
2016 45.17 639th 1050 39.1%
2017 42.78 649th 1038 37.5%
2018 27.82 732nd 1010 27.5%
2019 25.17 773rd 1050 26.4%
2021 17.40 806th 1037 22.3%
2022 20.03 788th 1017 22.5%
2023 27.84 755th 1048 28.0%
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Rank History for middle school Special Education students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 26.84 472nd 590 20.0%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 37.25 639th 924 30.8%
2019 32.75 690th 945 27.0%
2021 20.80 717th 923 22.3%
2022 24.93 723rd 947 23.7%
2023 35.03 659th 974 32.3%
See the entire list of Best Ohio Elementary Schools for Low Socio Economic Status Students!

Rank History for middle school Female students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.76 701st 897 21.9%
2019 25.11 708th 917 22.8%
2021 12.52 762nd 910 16.3%
2022 14.25 777th 925 16.0%
2023 17.51 762nd 943 19.2%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.37 690th 916 24.7%
2021 14.66 742nd 924 19.7%
2022 15.70 772nd 946 18.4%
2023 23.65 732nd 963 24.0%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.10 242nd 384 37.0%
2019 45.49 210th 405 48.1%
2021 23.94 301st 385 21.8%
2022 30.64 269th 413 34.9%
2023 28.64 304th 436 30.3%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Foundation Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.95 566th 781 27.5%
2019 11.97 721st 796 9.4%
2021 16.49 680th 781 12.9%
2022 12.58 726th 809 10.3%
2023 21.69 672nd 805 16.5%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Friday, January 21, 2022

Open Quote My kid grade's very low. and staff very rude unconcern about what you have to say as parents..Think my kid can do better at another school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Foundation Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 55 79 0 2 0 n/a n/a 22 158
2009 78 68 0 1 0 n/a n/a 29 176
2010 110 90 0 1 0 n/a n/a 24 225
2011 146 94 0 17 0 0 32 0 289
2012 171 103 0 14 0 0 43 0 331
2013 197 130 1 18 3 0 39 0 388
2014 186 135 1 15 2 0 37 0 376
2015 179 157 1 9 1 0 28 0 375
2016 181 173 0 5 1 0 46 0 406
2017 159 181 1 6 2 0 61 0 410
2018 160 171 0 5 1 0 61 0 398
2019 169 167 0 4 0 0 64 0 404
2020 199 173 0 10 0 0 80 0 462
2021 212 164 0 9 1 0 85 0 471
2022 221 164 1 9 0 0 78 0 473
2023 216 149 2 14 0 0 79 0 460

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Foundation Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 158 7.0 22.6 n/a
2009 176 11.0 16.0 98.6
2010 225 11.0 20.4 100
2011 289 14.0 20.6 89.6
2012 331 13.0 25.4 86.7
2013 388 21.0 18.4 83.5
2014 376 21.1 17.8 88
2015 375 n/a n/a 92.8
2016 406 21.0 19.3 94.6
2017 410 23.0 17.8 n/a
2018 398 23.0 17.3 n/a
2019 404 24.0 16.8 n/a
2020 462 23.0 20.0 n/a
2021 471 24.0 19.6 n/a
2022 473 21.0 22.5 n/a
2023 460 23.0 20.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Foundation Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 158 7.0 22.6 n/a
2009 176 11.0 16.0 98.6
2010 225 11.0 20.4 100
2011 289 14.0 20.6 89.6
2012 331 13.0 25.4 86.7
2013 388 21.0 18.4 83.5
2014 376 21.1 17.8 88
2015 375 n/a n/a 92.8
2016 406 21.0 19.3 94.6
2017 410 23.0 17.8 n/a
2018 398 23.0 17.3 n/a
2019 404 24.0 16.8 n/a
2020 462 23.0 20.0 n/a
2021 471 24.0 19.6 n/a
2022 473 21.0 22.5 n/a
2023 460 23.0 20.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Foundation Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $6,595
2022 $8,896
2023 $9,206

Data source: Ohio Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Foundation Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1264th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 1276th of 1596 Elementary schools
 4.5%
Ranks 773rd of 1050 Middle schoolsRanks 755th of 1048 Middle schools
 1.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)57.141.7
 15.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)57.147.9
 9.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)5025
 25%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)37.527.3
 10.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%
5th Grade Science (Foundation Academy)51.221.3
 29.9%
   5th Grade Science (Ohio)6563.9
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)58.121.3
 36.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)62.556.6
 5.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)48.846.8
 2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)69.867.4
 2.4%
6th Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)5025
 25%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)60.150
 10.1%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)18.827.5
 8.7%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)56.155
 1.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)32.37.9
 24.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.547.6
 9.9%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)38.750
 11.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)67.764.8
 2.9%
8th Grade Science (Foundation Academy)52.254.5
 2.3%
   8th Grade Science (Ohio)68.264
 4.2%
8th Grade Mathematics (Foundation Academy)47.840.9
 6.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)57.346.4
 10.9%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Foundation Academy)30.436.4
 6%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)58.357.5
 0.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students404460
 13.9%
African American167149
 10.8%
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic414
 250%
Pacific Islander00
White169216
 27.8%
Two or More Races6479
 23.4%


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Foundation Academy ranks in the bottom 20.1% of Ohio elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 460 students attended Foundation Academy.

Students at Foundation Academy are 47% White, 32% African American, 17% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.


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