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Quick Facts:  Orenda Education

FoundedAugust, 1995       

Type of Organization: Private 501 © 3 Not-for-Profit Corporation
 
The Need:To enhance our American public education system through improved teaching, innovation in instructional methods, integration of technology to personalize learning and more engaged students.

Our Mission:To create new and innovative school choice opportunities in Texas for families seeking an alternative to the large, more traditional public school system.
 
Our Vision: To be a leader in the school choice movement, providing life-changing academic instruction to students who may not reach their academic and human potential in the large, more traditional public school system. 

Our Purpose: The Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. Orenda Education is also the not-for-profit sponsoring entity for the Orenda Charter School District, an “open- enrollment charter school” district. A charter school is a public school sponsored by a private, not-for-profit organization.
 
Charter School NameOrenda Charter School District
 
Charter Awarded 2001Generation 7                                                   
Annual Operating Budget: $12.5 Million
Total Employees: 135
Total School District Enrollment: 1,700 (SY 2016-17)
Average State and Federal Funding Recieved Per Student: $6,800                   
Average Annual Local Tax Revenues:  Zero. Publc charter schools do not have taxing authority in Texas.                        
              
Orenda Charter School District owns and operates the following schools:
  • Gateway College Prep School - Georgetown, TX
  • Gateway Tech School - Georgetown, TX
  • New Horizons School - Goldthwaite, TX
  • Nolan Creek School - Belton, TX
  • Kingsland School - Kingsland, TX