Life School News and Notes
Life School Improves TEA Accountability Score and Earns Seven Campus Distinctions
On Friday August 12th, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) released new accountability ratings for the 2021-2022 school year. Accountability ratings are based on end-of-year test scores including STAAR and EOC exams. As a district, Life School received a score of 87 out of 100, earning a ‘B’ rating and improving from a score of 81 in 2018-2019. Students across the district saw growth in all grades and subjects. Four campuses earned a cumulative seven distinctions. Overall, Life School students outperformed their peers in many surrounding school districts.
“We are so proud of our students, staff and families for being incredibly resilient and goal-oriented. The COVID pandemic caused students nationwide to experience learning loss and the intentional work of our teams has helped students make gains and reduce gaps in learning,” says Life School Superintendent Dr. Brent Wilson.
Focused primarily on student growth, Life School achieved a score of 89 and 91 in the student growth categories. College, Career and Military Readiness (CCMR) is also a strategic focus for Life School, and the district earned an impressive score of 95 in that category while also maintaining a perfect 100 for the graduation rate.
“We scored very well in the growth categories and that means that spending a year at Life School is a superior choice for families to improve their student’s academic performance,” says Life School Chief Academic Officer Dr. Troy Mooney.
Life School credits student success to having a strong team of people who show up everyday to ensure learning happens. From facilities and technology personnel preparing classrooms, to parents getting students to school on time ready to learn, to teachers delivering meaningful lessons, it takes the work of everyone to prepare students for life.
While TEA ratings provide a baseline for student academic performance, its measures are limited in scope. In addition to these academic measures, Life School is focused on developing students socially and emotionally. The LifeLeader training program not only helps students be successful in the classroom, it also prepares and equips them with valuable skills they can use for the rest of their life.
Life School is a tuition-free, public charter school with campuses in Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Mountain Creek, Red Oak, Oak Cliff and Waxahachie, TX. Life School develops leaders with life skills through strong academics, character training, and partnerships with parents and the community. Its mission is accomplished in part through the financial support of donors who provide scholarships and embrace making students ready to learn, ready to lead and ready for life.