Good Foundations Academy

Summary:

Good Foundations Academy is a public charter elementary school located in Riverdale, UT, serving 431 students in grades K-6 and part of the Weber District, which is ranked 22 out of 100 in Utah and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Good Foundations Academy consistently outperforms the state average in proficiency rates across various RISE assessments in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. For example, in 2022-2023, the school's 4th-grade proficiency rates were 63.1% in ELA (vs. 44.2% state) and 74% in Math (vs. 50.1% state). The school also has a more diverse student population compared to the nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic (23.9%) and Pacific Islander (2.55%) students. Additionally, Good Foundations Academy has a lower percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients (31.55%) compared to the nearby schools, which range from 39.27% to 51.12%.

When compared to the nearby schools, Good Foundations Academy stands out for its consistently strong academic performance, particularly in 4th-grade ELA and Math proficiency rates, which are significantly higher than the surrounding schools. While the school has a higher student-teacher ratio of 21.5 compared to the nearby schools, which range from 16.2 to 21.9, it appears to allocate its resources effectively, as evidenced by its strong academic outcomes and lower per-student spending of $6,682 in 2018-2019 compared to the nearby schools, which range from $7,614 to $10,422 per student.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-6

 5101 S 1050 W
       Riverdale, UT  84405


(801) 393-2950

District: Good Foundations Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
129th of 561 Utah Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,682 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  21.5 Help
Number of students:  431

Racial breakdown:

White:
67.7%
Hispanic:
23.9%
Two or more races:
3.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  31.6% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Good Foundations Academy ranks better than 77% of elementary schools in Utah. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (67.7%), Hispanic (23.9%), two or more races (3.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 31.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Good Foundations Academy is 21.5. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Good Foundations Academy is $6,682.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Good Foundations Academy was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

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SchoolDigger ranks Good Foundations Academy 22nd of 100 Utah school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Good Foundations Academy

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Rank History for all students at Good Foundations Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 32.50 372nd 509 26.9%
2015 33.56 385th 537 28.3%
2016 28.40 403rd 533 24.4%
2017 32.07 376th 526 28.5%
2018 46.49 290th 528 45.1%
2019 45.47 325th 572 43.2%
2021 50.64 294th 559 47.4%
2022 75.42 116th 551 78.9%
2023 73.55 129th 561 77.0%
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Rank History for White students at Good Foundations Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools UT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 59.58 166th 435 61.8%
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Data source: test scores: Utah State Board 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: Utah State Board of Education

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Enrollment information for Good Foundations Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 263 8 4 14 0 5 11 0 305
2012 345 4 5 42 0 0 16 0 412
2013 369 2 6 40 0 5 21 0 443
2014 386 9 8 42 1 8 14 0 468
2015 370 9 6 67 1 11 20 0 484
2016 385 7 12 55 2 10 20 0 491
2017 379 9 12 54 2 3 28 0 487
2018 365 9 13 76 2 3 35 0 503
2019 344 8 9 95 1 4 27 0 488
2020 335 7 10 97 1 3 34 0 487
2021 291 3 9 80 1 1 25 0 410
2022 283 0 11 87 1 5 15 0 402
2023 292 1 9 103 1 11 14 0 431

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 Good Foundations Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 305 17.6 17.2 11.8
2012 412 20.3 20.2 27.4
2013 443 23.3 18.9 39.3
2014 468 23.3 20.0 20.3
2015 484 n/a n/a 29.3
2016 491 n/a n/a 30.1
2017 487 23.3 20.8 32.9
2018 503 n/a n/a 33.6
2019 488 25.7 18.9 32.2
2020 487 25.0 19.4 33.3
2021 410 n/a n/a 31.2
2022 402 21.0 19.1 26.4
2023 431 20.0 21.5 31.6

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 Good Foundations Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 305 17.6 17.2 11.8
2012 412 20.3 20.2 27.4
2013 443 23.3 18.9 39.3
2014 468 23.3 20.0 20.3
2015 484 n/a n/a 29.3
2016 491 n/a n/a 30.1
2017 487 23.3 20.8 32.9
2018 503 n/a n/a 33.6
2019 488 25.7 18.9 32.2
2020 487 25.0 19.4 33.3
2021 410 n/a n/a 31.2
2022 402 21.0 19.1 26.4
2023 431 20.0 21.5 31.6

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 Good Foundations Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $410 (6.1%) $6,272 (93.9%) $6,682

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Good Foundations 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 325th of 572 Elementary schoolsRanks 129th of 561 Elementary schools
 33.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)54.552.3
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)54.552.3
 2.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Utah)46.846.2
 0.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)51.547.7
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)51.547.7
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Utah)50.249
 1.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)4163.1
 22.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)4163.1
 22.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.344.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)49.274
 24.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)49.274
 24.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Utah)49.350.1
 0.8%
4th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)62.376.1
 13.8%
   4th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)62.376.1
 13.8%
   4th Grade Science (Utah)51.149.6
 1.5%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)41.848.1
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)41.848.1
 6.3%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)47.949
 1.1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)33.367.3
 34%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)33.367.3
 34%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Utah)4945.3
 3.7%
5th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)48.567.3
 18.8%
   5th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)48.567.3
 18.8%
   5th Grade Science (Utah)51.951.2
 0.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)3951.9
 12.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Good Foundations Academy)3951.9
 12.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Utah)48.945.3
 3.6%
6th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)19.540.4
 20.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Good Foundations Academy)19.540.4
 20.9%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Utah)39.235.4
 3.8%
6th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)64.361.6
 2.7%
   6th Grade Science (Good Foundations Academy)64.361.6
 2.7%
   6th Grade Science (Utah)57.755.5
 2.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students488431
 11.7%
African American81
 87.5%
American Indian11
Asian99
Hispanic95103
 8.4%
Pacific Islander411
 175%
White344292
 15.1%
Two or More Races2714
 48.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients32.2%31.6%
 0.6%


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Students at Good Foundations Academy are 68% White, 24% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races, 3% Pacific Islander, 2% Asian.

In the 2022-23 school year, 431 students attended Good Foundations Academy.

Good Foundations Academy ranks 129th of 561 Utah elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Utah State Board of Education.

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