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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
4400 S Rl Thornton Frwy
Dallas, TX 75224
Telephone
(214) 376-8200

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None
From Life School - Oak Cliff

You know your child better than anyone, and you should have the freedom to choose the school that is the best fit for your child.

Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school system, and our dedicated teachers are ready to partner with you to help your child reach their maximum potential. Through innovative reading and writing methods, engaging scientific exploration, and creativity through the arts, we want to help you put your child on the path to success.

You can learn more about our academic approach online and through our video library. Or sign up for our email list, schedule a tour of our campus, or apply online. Applying online is easy, and it will allow our friendly representatives to help walk you through the process.

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Life School - Oak Cliff Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
950
83 responses
Average ACT
20
10 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$26,510
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$877
National
$949
Median Home Value
$65,703
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
64%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Football Games
    24%
  • Sports especially basketball
    20%
  • Basketball games and NHS activities
    11%
  • I also love going to soccer games
    9%
  • Pep rally's
    9%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Softball , Golf, track and soccer
    7%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,599
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    77%
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
    88%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
    82%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    14:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    28.6%
    81%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B-
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    Expenses Per Student
    National
    $12,239
    55%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.22 responses
    27%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.22 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.22 responses

    Life School - Oak Cliff Reviews

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    I have been enrolled in Life School since Kindergarten and I'm currently a Junior at Life Oak Cliff - Secondary. I have enjoyed the teachers, staff and have had a great academic experience. The teachers are qualified and know their subject area content. The teachers really care about their students and their overall academic success. I have been able to receive and attend dual credit classes at Mountain View Community college since I was in the tenth grade. I feel that I will more than prepared to continue my education at the college level. My counselor has supplied me with tools to apply for academic scholarships and I'm aware of my current grade point average and class rank for the 2019 graduating class. I'm excited about my upcoming senior year and the events planned for the graduating class of 2019. I'm on track with my credits needed to graduate and my STAAR scores. I know that I will graduate with Honors and a two year Associate Degree!

    Sincerely,
    Isaac Blake Durham
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    During my time at Life School Oak Cliff, I had a very good experience. The school has many opportunities for students to get a head start college wise with its dual credit classes, they can get certified for many things, and so much more. The teachers and coaches are very kind, supportive, and compassionate to the students. The students are very kind as well, loyal, and dependable. Overall the school is like a huge loving and supportive family. I enjoyed my three years there very much, and would definitely recommend for potentially students.
    I believe my school taught me how to grow as a person. They showed me that no matter what happens never give up. Through the bad times I always had support as well as the good. Life School tries to help students better themselves as one so when it’s time for the real world you can be ready. Life school teaches leadership, Responsibility at an early age. I been with life school since second grade and they have always tried to enforce discipline.