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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C

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Grades
K-12
Students
1,539
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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
28%
Percent Proficient - Math
19%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
950
91 responses
Average ACT
20
10 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$29,968
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$65,781
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
  • Football Games
    22%
  • Sports especially basketball
    20%
  • Basketball games and NHS activities
    10%
  • I also love going to soccer games
    10%
  • Pep rally's
    10%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Softball , Golf, track and soccer
    6%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,539
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    83%
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
    89%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    28.6%
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    C+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Average
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    Expenses Per Student
    National
    $12,239
    57%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.23 responses
    30%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.23 responses
    52%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.23 responses

    Life School - Oak Cliff Reviews

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    I have been at Life school since second grade. I met my best friend and all my friends at Life school. I had the best teachers in elementary, and they made learning so exciting. In fourth grade through sixth grade they took us to a lot of colleges like Baylor and Texas A&M. Those was the best times, we hung out with our friends and learned a lot about the different schools. The best part about elementary is the unbreakable friendships I made. Middle school was all about finding who you are and fingering out who you are going to be life. In seventh grade I start playing sports like volleyball, basketball, and track & field. I was really bad in the academic part but since I didn't really pass my classes I could not play. My eighth grade year was no better in the beginning I was playing around with my grades ,then sports started to slip off the table for my high school year. I had to get my grades together and I did so I got to play my whole track&field season. I feel really for now.
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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!

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    Isaac Blake Durham
    Life school is tremendous for students to attend. This school is a big family everyone gets to know one another. With it being a 3A it makes class sizes small that lets the teacher know the student. Teacher customized lessons to make sure everyone can understand and always have tutoring hours. The school facilities are not the best or are the administrative team. This school also has a sister school that most money goes to. With the bad comes well they offer an extremely well duel credit program that is fully paid for student. When you finish school students can have an associate's degree and a high school diploma.