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: info@fresnochristian.com


Organization details

EIN: 942415182

CEO/President: Jeremy Vanderlinden

Chairman: Jeremy Vanderlinden

Board size: 7

Founder: Pastors and Educational Leaders

Year founded: 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.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating77 of 9382 of 28
Fund acquisition rating22 of 9407 of 28
Resource allocation rating529 of 94015 of 28
Asset utilization rating35 of 9382 of 28

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
17%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
12%15%21%26%31%36%
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
88%85%79%74%69%64%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%82%83%84%83%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
97%105%105%104%109%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%87%87%87%91%76%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
3%-5%-5%-4%-9%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-182%-66%-36%-52%24%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%18%17%16%17%19%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.411.611.861.711.551.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
3.373.373.483.483.913.10
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.395.426.465.946.073.58
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
2.820.850.590.650.660.97
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.361.171.681.541.501.04
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
3.59-0.39-1.27-1.10-1.00-0.12
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
30%96%88%81%75%67%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
12%58%39%37%37%33%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
163%3%7%11%16%29%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$876,775$748,199$842,513$806,771$1,137,033
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$153,325$231,751$230,503$168,778$249,725
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,030,100$979,950$1,073,016$975,549$1,386,758
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,429,158$2,424,071$2,560,155$2,746,498$2,849,640
Other long-term assets$9,516$9,933$95,602$96,358$68,288
Total long-term assets$2,438,674$2,434,004$2,655,757$2,842,856$2,917,928
Total assets$3,468,774$3,413,954$3,728,773$3,818,405$4,304,686
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$87,703$84,427$79,050$8,877$208,709
Other current liabilities$1,121,625$1,565,624$1,578,296$1,458,121$1,226,665
Total current liabilities$1,209,328$1,650,051$1,657,346$1,466,998$1,435,374
Debt$2,011,466$1,346,466$1,377,666$1,407,866$1,439,756
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$99,978$0$1$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$2,111,444$1,346,466$1,377,667$1,407,866$1,439,756
Total liabilities$3,320,772$2,996,517$3,035,013$2,874,864$2,875,130
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,783$273,183$532,853$800,951$962,005
With donor restrictions$144,219$144,254$160,907$142,590$467,551
Net assets$148,002$417,437$693,760$943,541$1,429,556
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$788,742$1,286,141$1,622,567$1,664,925$1,892,281
Program service revenue$4,388,960$4,619,582$4,303,991$3,620,588$3,466,855
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$25$100$138$2,225
Other revenue$136,175$150,971$199,239$154,341($48,307)
Total other revenue$4,525,135$4,770,578$4,503,330$3,775,067$3,420,773
Total revenue$5,313,877$6,056,719$6,125,897$5,439,992$5,313,054
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$4,605,411$5,258,916$5,331,367$4,930,855$4,033,455
Management and general$977,901$1,074,126$1,044,311$995,152$935,119
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$5,583,312$6,333,042$6,375,678$5,926,007$4,968,574
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)($486,015)$344,480
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($269,435)($276,323)($249,781)($486,015)$344,480

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeremy BrownSuperintendent$118,241

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/16/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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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