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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Life Academy is a public school located in Oakland, CA. It has 471 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 33% in reading.
Address
2101 35th Ave
Oakland, CA 94601
Telephone
(510) 534-0282
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
33%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
960
20 responses
Average ACT
21
6 responses
AP Enrollment
20%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$63,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,255
National
$949
Median Home Value
$564,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 12 responses
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  • Trashball tournament
    42%
  • Post session
    25%
  • Point Reyes Trip
    17%
  • Yosemite Trip
    17%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
471
Free or Reduced Lunch
91%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$59,663
Teachers in First/Second Year
27.8%
90%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,338/ year
National
$12,239
33%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
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Life Academy Reviews

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During my 4 years at Life Academy High School , I really enjoyed my time with the teachers and the students. The school challenged others to explore their environment by taking classes on field trips every year. This made the class come closer and bond with one another. The classes also had projects every year integrated with all the classes. All the classes challenged students in different ways by also providing AP classes and internships for students to take advantage of. Not only did they provide extra curricular, but also one on one help with college applications. The school made sure we were thinking abut college by providing field trips to different colleges. They provided a lot of help with college applications especially when it came to writing. They made my experience so much easier and I got into a great college for me. Overall, I had a great experience at Life Academy.
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Life Academy teachers truly care about their students and their future. We are constantly provided with support and motivation. Our school is improving since we now have finals and midterms. Life Academy is not a textbook focused school, we learn straight from the teachers curriculum and lectures. Life Academy allows students to easily create their own clubs or organizations on campus as long as they have an adult ally, approval from the principal, and a group of students interested in joining.
As a student, going to a small high school has allowed me to be connected to my teachers and peers. Since Life Academy is a small high school, it is also limited in resources and activities Life Academy has to offer. In terms of college, the teachers do prepare students for college readiness and how to apply to programs, internships, college apps, etc.