Life School Established
Life School was established in Oak Cliff by Dr. Tom Wilson with a total of 266 students. It now consists of elementary, middle and high schools. Dr. Wilson's vision was to provide quality education and give parents an educational choice regardless of their ability to pay. After enactment of charter legislation in 1995, Dr. Wilson realized that a charter school was the avenue to fulfill that vision.
Life Middle School Oak Cliff Est.
Oak Cliff Middle School opened in 1999. District enrollment grew to 569 students.
Life High School Oak Cliff Est.
Oak Cliff High School opened in 2000. District enrollment grew to 708 students.
Oak Cliff Secondary Participates in UIL Activities
In 2001, Life School began participating in UIL activities.
Enrollment Milestone: 1,000 Students
In 2003, enrollment surpassed 1,000 students.
Life School Red Oak Est.
Life School Red Oak Elementary was established, bringing enrollment up to 1,250.
Life School Celebrates First Graduation
In 2004, Life High School Oak Cliff celebrated its first graduating class with 26 seniors.
Enrollment Milestone: 2,000 Students
In 2005, Life School grew to more than 2,000 students. The district also added competition venues for football and softball.
Life School Lancaster Est.
Life School Lancaster Elementary was established, bringing enrollment to 2,829.
Enrollment Milestone: 3,000 Students
In 2008, Life School enrollment increased to 3,000 students. Life School also received the highest rating for FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas). The rating continues today.
Life Middle School Waxahachie Est.
Life Middle School Waxahachie was established in 2009, bringing total enrollment to 3,434.
Life School Cedar Hill Est.
Life School Cedar Hill Elementary was established in 2010, bringing total enrollment to 3,705 students.
Dr. Brent Wilson Becomes Superintendent
In 2010, Dr. Brent Wilson became Superintendent of Life School.
Enrollment Milestone: 4,000 Students
In 2012, Life School enrollment increased to 4,000 students.
Life School Mountain Creek Est.
Life School Mountain Creek Elementary was established in 2013, bringing total enrollment to 4,644.
Enrollment Milestone: 5,000 Students
In 2014, Life School enrollment increased to 5,000 students. Life School also became the first charter school to access the Permanent School Fund (PSF).
Life High School Waxahachie
Life High School Waxahachie was established in 2013, bringing total enrollment to 5,364.
Life School Carrollton Est.
Life School Carrollton Elementary was established in 2013, bringing total enrollment to 5,604.
4-Day School Week Announced
Board approves 4-day school week to begin August of 2023.
Life School Celebrates 25th Anniversary
Continuing the legacy of serving students and families in the Dallas area.