Fresno Christian Schools

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Summary

Small classes, Bible-centered curriculum, and a friendly Christ-centered community.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Fresno Christian Schools
7280 N. Cedar Ave.
Fresno, CA 93720

Website: fresnochristian.com

Phone: 559-299-1695

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 942415182

CEO/President: Jeremy Brown, Superintendent

Chairman: Jeremy Vanderlinden

Board size: 10

Founder: Pastors and Educational Leaders

Ruling year: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our Philosophy:

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is the basis for teaching the faith, giving direction to one's life, and training a person in right living. (II Timothy 3:16)

Therefore, on this basis the philosophy of Fresno Christian Schools is grounded in the following beliefs:

The home, church and school should complement each other in promoting the student's spiritual, academic, moral, psycho-social and physical growth.

At school, the teacher represents the extension of authority and discipline as an agent of the parent.

God has given differing abilities to each student. It is the teacher's responsibility to challenge each student according to this ability and seek to develop the student's full potential.

The student's home, church and school experiences and training should be a preparation for a life of fellowship with God and of service to others.

Students should be encouraged to become spiritually mature and grow into Christ-likeness.

Learning involves interaction between people, and that a well-rounded education involves exposure to a variety of cultures, ideas, and issues, all of which are to be interpreted by the light of God's Word.

Every teacher should participate in professional growth for the purpose of improving the program of the school while fulfilling its mission.


Mission statement

The mission of Fresno Christian Schools is to equip young people for life and service for Jesus Christ through biblical foundations, Christ-like character development, and academic preparation in partnership with the home and local church.


Statement of faith

We Believe:

The Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God;

There is one God, eternally existent in three (3) persons: the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit;

In the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His Lordship over all of life, and His personal return in power and glory;

In the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation, that the Holy Spirit indwells the believe;

In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation;

In the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating87 of 10342 of 40
Fund acquisition rating9 of 10365 of 40
Resource allocation rating486 of 103616 of 40
Asset utilization rating153 of 10347 of 40

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
13%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
3%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
13%36%15%21%26%31%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
3%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
87%64%85%79%74%69%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%83%82%83%84%83%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
96%85%105%105%104%109%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%70%87%87%87%91%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
4%15%-5%-5%-4%-9%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%87%-182%-66%-36%-52%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
15%17%18%17%16%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.421.051.611.861.711.55
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.122.083.373.483.483.91
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.492.185.426.465.946.07
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
3.111.390.850.590.650.66
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.320.721.171.681.541.50
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.401.54-0.39-1.27-1.10-1.00
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
40%79%96%88%81%75%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
14%40%58%39%37%37%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%20%3%7%11%16%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$1,798,830$876,775$748,199$842,513$806,771
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$817,947$153,325$231,751$230,503$168,778
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,616,777$1,030,100$979,950$1,073,016$975,549
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,826,100$2,429,158$2,424,071$2,560,155$2,746,498
Other long-term assets$0$9,516$9,933$95,602$96,358
Total long-term assets$2,826,100$2,438,674$2,434,004$2,655,757$2,842,856
Total assets$5,442,877$3,468,774$3,413,954$3,728,773$3,818,405
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$140,469$87,703$84,427$79,050$8,877
Other current liabilities$1,740,680$1,121,625$1,565,624$1,578,296$1,458,121
Total current liabilities$1,881,149$1,209,328$1,650,051$1,657,346$1,466,998
Debt$2,166,509$2,011,466$1,346,466$1,377,666$1,407,866
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$241,108$99,978$0$1$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,407,617$2,111,444$1,346,466$1,377,667$1,407,866
Total liabilities$4,288,766$3,320,772$2,996,517$3,035,013$2,874,864
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$956,419$3,783$273,183$532,853$800,951
With donor restrictions$197,692$144,219$144,254$160,907$142,590
Net assets$1,154,111$148,002$417,437$693,760$943,541
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$2,401,991$788,742$1,286,141$1,622,567$1,664,925
Program service revenue$4,153,346$4,388,960$4,619,582$4,303,991$3,620,588
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$25$100$138
Other revenue$166,616$136,175$150,971$199,239$154,341
Total other revenue$4,319,962$4,525,135$4,770,578$4,503,330$3,775,067
Total revenue$6,721,953$5,313,877$6,056,719$6,125,897$5,439,992
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$4,734,877$4,605,411$5,258,916$5,331,367$4,930,855
Management and general$980,967$977,901$1,074,126$1,044,311$995,152
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$5,715,844$5,583,312$6,333,042$6,375,678$5,926,007
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$1,006,109($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)($486,015)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,006,109($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)($486,015)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeremy BrownSuperintendent$119,720

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2021


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History

Fresno Christian Schools has been a valuable part of the Christian community for almost 40 years. The dream for a quality Christian school for Fresno began in 1970 when pastors and educational leaders met with a common vision to consider the possibility of establishing a Christian school. Seven churches in the Fresno area agreed to set aside denominational differences to support the vision for a school that would not compromise God's word or settle for anything less than the pursuit of excellence in the classroom. Classes began in 1977 with 135 students in grades K-6.


Program accomplishments

Fresno Christian Schools has been recognized nationally as an example of how Christians can cooperate to provide a quality Christian school for their community.


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