Disable all preview features

Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Teton Science Schools

Connecting people, nature, place, and education through six innovative programs in one amazing place

four stars

90.70

700 Coyote Canyon Road Jackson, WY 83001
tel: (307) 733-1313   Web Site
EIN: 83-0219163

Board Leadership
Joohee Muromcew
Chair

CEO
Chris Agnew
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.70 four stars
  Financial 92.80 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Teton Science Schools have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Six innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. Our programs include educational programs for people of all ages, a graduate program, the Teacher Learning Center, Journeys School, Conservation Research Center, and Wildlife Expeditions.

Teton Science Schools have been teaching about the natural world and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 1967. The organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and its extension, place-based education. Six innovative programs serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world. Our programs include educational programs for people of all ages, a graduate program, the Teacher Learning Center, Journeys School, Conservation Research Center, and Wildlife Expeditions.

Impact Information

Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, Classy, and GlobalGiving, to display impact-related information for rated nonprofits. However, not all rated nonprofits have provided impact information yet. Each of these partners has supplied Charity Navigator with the impact information they receive directly from nonprofits. Submissions must be made on our partner's websites and we plan to update the display of this information regularly.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. Note, this is simply an indication of your interest.

Financial

four stars

92.80

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 09/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
86.6%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.15
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.14
  Program Expenses Growth 3.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 7.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teton Science Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Teton Science Schools on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teton Science Schools (WY) 90.70 four stars
Beyond Pesticides (DC) 90.35 four stars
Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation (TX) 95.05 four stars
Green America (DC) 88.87 three stars
The Conservation Foundation (IL) 93.62 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,498,421
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $90,414
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $113,965
Total Contributions $3,702,800
   Program Service Revenue $10,671,673
Total Primary Revenue $14,374,473
   Other Revenue $786,594
TOTAL REVENUE $15,161,067
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $12,777,029
   Administrative Expenses $1,294,708
   Fundraising Expenses $711,097
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,782,834
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $378,233
   
Net Assets $49,903,402

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Journeys School $7,029,476 55.0%
Field Studies $3,462,631 27.1%
Wildlife Expeditions Programs $1,531,321 12.0%

Ratings History
Teton Science Schools has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-05 09/01/2018 90.70 four stars
2016-05 12/01/2017 93.19 four stars
2015-05 11/01/2016 96.66 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 96.66 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 94.72 four stars
2013-05 09/01/2014 95.65 four stars
2012-05 10/01/2013 96.66 four stars
2011-05 08/01/2012 83.11 three stars
2010-05 10/01/2011 89.44 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 89.08 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 10/01/2010 93.41 four stars
2008-05 10/01/2009 91.75 four stars
2007-05 06/01/2009 92.60 four stars
2006-05 08/01/2007 98.42 four stars
2005-05 06/01/2006 97.63 four stars
2004-05 07/01/2005 94.96 four stars
2003-05 11/01/2004 94.89 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 83-0219163
Name in IRS Master File TETON SCIENCE SCHOOLS
NTEE Code C60
NTEE Classification Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date July, 1974
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
  • May, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$188,900 1.27% Chris Agnew Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Teton Science Schools (WY) 90.70 four stars
North Carolina Coastal Federation (NC) 94.34 four stars
LightHawk (CO) 85.58 three stars
Ecology Center (MI) 98.21 four stars
Conservation Lands Foundation (CO) 94.44 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

Teton Science Schools
700 Coyote Canyon Road
Jackson, WY 83001
tel: (307) 733-1313
fax: (307) 733-7560
EIN: 83-0219163

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Joohee Muromcew
Chair

CEO

Chris Agnew
Executive Director

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.