Quick Facts: Orenda Education
Founded: August, 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 Central 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 Name: Orenda Charter School District
Charter Awarded 2001: Generation 7
Annual Operating Budget: $19 Million
Total Employees: 180
Total School District Enrollment: 1,900 (SY 2019-2020)
Average State and Federal Funding Received Per Student: $6,800
Average Annual Local Tax Revenues: Zero. Public 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