Study Ranks Pasadena ISD Education Foundation 47 Nationally

Study Ranks Pasadena ISD Education Foundation 47 Nationally
Posted on 09/26/2014
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The Pasadena ISD Education Foundation was recently named number 47 in a national Stepping Up study conducted by Dewey and Associates, advocates for K-12 education.

This year’s Stepping Up study opened up the competition to education foundations in the 100 largest school districts by population for the first time, expanding from the previous study’s top 50 largest school districts in 2012.

Each foundation was evaluated on eight key performance categories to determine the rankings; annual revenues, revenues per student, total assets, assets per student, investment income, total program expenses, expenses per student and volunteers. 


Pasadena ISD did well in these categories and landed in the top 50.

“Pasadena ISD is blessed with teachers that think beyond the everyday curriculum. They come to us asking for financial assistance to test new concepts,” Education Foundation President Randy Drake said. “Our funding helps those teachers incubate and refine better ways of teaching. This award just validates the work we do every day.”

The goal of the study is to raise awareness of the importance of education foundations.

“Most parents have never heard of their local K-12 education foundation, yet nearly all children are impacted by the foundation’s work,” said Dewey Caruthers, president of Dewey & Associates and author of the study. “Education foundations enhance public education in many vital ways, for instance, with scholarships that send low-income students to college, arts and music programs that open children’s minds to more than a high stakes test and dropout prevention efforts that keep students from quitting, just to name a few.”

To see the full results of the study please visit