Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rich School, Poor School: A Comprehensive List of How Much Money PTAs Raise

This is a followup to a January 4, 2013 "Rich School, Poor School" post on fundraising and spending of PTAs at 14 popular elementary schools.  The last section of that post contains information on how to find financial information about school PTA/PTOs.

How much money can PTAs raise?

As the charts below show, the amount PTAs raise is not just a matter of parent involvement. It's also determined by the number of families who have money to give.























The association between the percentage of white students and amount raised is not surprising. As the table below shows, white families in San Francisco are much more affluent than other racial and ethnic groups.

Median annual income of families with children under 18 in San Francisco

Race Median annual income
White 119k
Asian 77k
Latino 48k
African American 28k
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010 American Community Survey (Table B19125)


How much SFUSD Elementary School PTA/PTOs raised in 2011-12


SCHOOLS THAT RAISED OVER $50K  IN 2011-12

The list below is ordered by the amount raised per student. The information is based on tax documents submitted to the IRS. Only schools that filed a Form 990 with the IRS are listed. You can click on the tax ID for a link to the Form 990s.

School and Tax ID Amt raised per student Total amt raised  Net
assets
(reserve funds) 
Number of students % Free and reduced lunch
1. Peabody PTA*
71-1004773
$813 206k 141k 254 29%
2. Grattan PTA*
94-2967138
$791 306k 336k 387 19%
3. CIS at DeAvila PTA
94-3216902
$770 178k 133k 231 16%
4. Miraloma PTA
94-6184034
$757 272k 374k 359 15%
5. Alvarado PTA
94-6171208
$754 388k 432k 515 41%
6. Clarendon
JBBP**
94-2783933
2nd Community
94-3205047

$748

202k

226k

603k

424k

572


16% 
7. Sherman PTA
94-3351039
$697 288k 147k 413 42%
8. New Traditions PTA
94-3220822
$649 156k 91k 240 36%
9. McKinley PTA
13-4317995
$627 215k 278k 343 29%
10. Webster PTA
94-6174741
$538 131k 128k 244 60%
11. Argonne PTO*
aka Council of Empowerment
94-3344282
$523 222k 137k 425 38%
12. CommodoreSloat Parents Club Organization/School Fund*
94-1677648
$508 197k 163k 388 44%
13. Lilienthal
Lilienthal PTA
schoolwide
94-2954256
SFKIEA
46-0698926 - filed with IRS but not active in 2011-12

$487




333k

<$50k


259k




684




22%



14. Parks
Parent Teacher and Community Council (PTTC) of the JBBP
03-0436102
Parks PTA, schoolwide
90-0350703

$470 JBBP students

?
Gen Ed

88k




<50k

215k

187
JBBP



391
school
60%
15. Starr King PTA
13-4317993
$450 161k 42k 359 45%
16. Alice Fong Yu Parents Association
77-0439991
$447 249k 397k 558 32%
17. Rooftop PTA
23-7349936
$404 238k 280k 591 38%
18. Yick Wo PTO
94-3204138
$376 102k 90k 271 57%
19. West Portal Parents Club
94-3069763
$364 211k 366k 578 40%
20. Feinstein PTA*
71-1015710
$342 166k 151k 485 29%
21. Alamo
Alamo PTA
94-2605294
Friends of Alamo
94-3255075
$332
49k

121k

58k

73k

511

42%
22. Ortega PTA
94-3190930
$301 91k 69k 302 57%
23. Jefferson PTA
94-6172271
$299 150k 204k 501 40%
24. Sunnyside PTA
94-6174545
$280 102k 51k 365 49%
25. Sunset PTA*
91-1812161
$274 109k 119k 398 28%
26. Lafayette PTA
94-6172049
$259 138k 70k 533 30%
27. Lakeshore PTA
94-3042896
$250 134k 72k 534 53%
28. SF Community
Project Olé

94-3379867
$248 70k 129k 284 69%
29. Marshall PTA
54-2173518
$245 60k 20k 244 87%
30. Flynn PTA
56-2587473
$237 113k 66k 478 71%
31. Fairmount PTA
23-7038038
$210 81k 157k 386 63%
32. Milk
Friends of Harvey Milk*
20-5481914
Parent Faculty Club
94-0461700 - no tax info in IRS database or guidestar yet
$185



$47k




120k



253


45%


33. Stevenson PTA
94-6174525
$170 80k 113k 468 54%
34. Ulloa PTA
94-3281678
$167 85k 138k 508 60%
35. Lawton PTA
13-4265192
$163 99k 110k 610 54%
36. Buena Vista PTA
94-3033872
$163 99k 234k 610 68%
37. McCoppin PTO***
90-0896394 - no tax info in IRS database or guidestar yet
PTA terminated 2012
94-6184085


$137


37k


19k


266


65%
38. Key PTA*
94-2569531
$133 71k 74k 534 48%
39. Hillcrest PTA
37-1540114
$124 57k 32k 455 90%
40. Monroe PTA
26-0084079
$121 62k 60k 512 76%
41. Longfellow PTA
94-6172144
$102 62k 51k 612 80%
*     Excludes fees for before/afterschool programs.
**   2010-11 tax info, student enrollment and %free/reduced lunch used.
*** 2009-10 tax info, student enrollment and % free lunch info used.

SCHOOLS THAT RAISED LESS THAN $50K IN 2011-12

Nonprofit organizations that raise under $50,000 a year may file a Form 990-N, or e-postcard 990, stating this. No additional financial information is given. The following schools filed Form 990-Ns.

School and Tax ID Number of students
2011-12
% Free & reduced lunch
2011-12
1. Carmichael PTA
94-3322533Tax ID listed on their webpage is not the PTA's tax ID. 
672  80% 
2. Carver PTA**
90-0850574.
249 88%
3. Cleveland PTA*
94-2668584 Last filed 2011-12.
338 91%
4. Garfield PTO
27-2142608. Last filed 2009-10, at risk of having their nonprofit status revoked.
249  72% 
5. Guadalupe PTA* 
94-6172237.
482 78%
6. Gordon J Lau Parents Club**
94-3196467No PTA/fundraising webpage
666 91%
7. Malcolm X PTA* 
90-0904044
104 93%
8. Muir
68-0634751 
236 89%
9. Revere PTA
94-3127176
421 75%
10. Serra PTA
94-3115659
282 89%
11. Spring Valley PTA
90-0630140
343 83%
12. Sutro PTA
94-3078190
240 67%
13. Taylor PTA**
94-6174619. No PTA webpage.
665 81%
 * No school website
** No PTA/fundraising webpage

SCHOOLS WITH NO PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION OR NO TAX INFORMATION FOUND FOR THEIR PTO.

 
School Number of students
2011-12
% Free & reduced lunch
2011-12
1.Bryant PTO
no tax ID found
23888%
2. Chavez PTO**
no tax ID found. 
48090%
3. Chin
no PTA/PTO found.
25185%
4. Dr. William Cobb Parent Teacher Club*
94-2939994 - nonprofit status revoked 1/2013 by IRS. 
19679%
5. Drew**
no PTA/PTO found.
27485%
6. El Dorado*
no PTA/PTO found.
30477%
7. Glen Park PTO
26-4665571 - nonprofit status revoked 12/2012 by IRS, in the process of being reinstated and filing 990s, per email from PTO president 9/25/13.
34578%
8. Harte PTA*
56-2587475 - terminated 2012. 
21595%
9. Moscone Parent Club**
no tax ID found.
33591%
10. Parker PTO
no tax ID found.
29286%
11. Redding Parent Teacher Club*
no tax ID found.
31591%
12. Sanchez College Prep PTA*
90-0578778 - terminated 2012. 
28084%
13. Sheridan Parent Teacher Club
no tax ID found
21087%
14. Tenderloin*
no PTA/PTO found.
38993%
15. Visitacion Valley*
94-3134102 -nonprofit status revoked 11/2011 by IRS. 
45788%
*No school website
**No PTA/PTO or fundraising webpage.

Sources:
IRS Form 990s: guidestar.org Create a free account to view the Form 990s.
IRS Form 990-Ns:  http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Search-for-Forms-990-N-Filed-by-Small-Tax-Exempt-Organizations
PTAs in SF (PTOs not included): http://www.sfpta.org/Default.aspx?pageId=1521756
Free/reduced lunch enrollment: http://sfusdfood.org/freereduced.html

Post updated 8/2014 to reflect 2011-12 data for all PTAs/PTOs that submitted Form 990s. At the time of the original post, some schools had not yet submitted their 2011-12 Form 990s, and 2010-11 data was used instead. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gateway High School has *new* October 4th application deadline

This week SFGate reported that Gateway High School  moved its application deadline for next year’s ninth graders to October 4th.  This change was not announced publicly and will catch many high school applicants by surprise.  Any eight graders interested in that school should check the Gateway HS website for application materials ASAP.


Rachel Norton also has a two-part story on her blog beginning here.

Are you a Gateway family? Do you want to be a Gateway family? How do you feel about this?