Life School News

Eddie Berumen and LHSW Basketball Team

LHSW Basketball Coach Berumen Reaches 400-win Milestone

On Thursday, November 30th, the Life High School Waxahachie Boys Varsity Basketball team achieved a significant victory, beating Ennis by a score of 77-39. The momentous win also marked Coach Eddie Berumen's 400th win as the Head Varsity Coach.

4-Day School Week May Yield Mental Health Benefits for Life School Students and Families

Over the past few years, Texas school districts have seen an increase in demand for new approaches to learning. In 2023, Life School was one of a few districts to have made the switch to a 4-day school week. Among the motivators was a goal to attract experienced teachers during an ongoing Texas teacher shortage. Teachers are known to be one of the biggest contributors to overall student success in the classroom. While 4-day did make an impact on average years of experience among teachers, it also made a big impact elsewhere. Parents repeatedly emphasize its effect on childrens’ mental health and overall well-being.

Life School October Coach Spotlight

Life School Athletics Names November 'Coaches Spotlight' Honorees

During November 'Coaches Spotlight,' Life School's athletic department recognized Welton Johnson and Kyle McCalla for their sacrifice of time and passion for Life School athletics.

Life School Receives Top Fiscal Accountability Rating

Life School Earns Highest Fiscal Accountability Rating

Life School officials announced that the district received an “A” rating for “Superior Achievement” under Texas’ 2022-2023 Charter FIRST financial accountability rating system.

Randall Mays

Randall Mays, from Alumnus to Board Member

Twenty-five years ago, Life School was one of the first charter schools to begin operating in Texas. Shortly thereafter, in 1999, Randall Mays's parents determined that transferring the then 5th grader to Life School was the best option for their son.

LifeLeader Newsletter

The LifeLeader - November 2023 Newsletter

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LMSOC Band Director & Dallas Winds Representative

Life Middle School Oak Cliff Receives Generous Donation from Dallas Winds

 Life Middle School Oak Cliff (LMSOC) is delighted to announce that it has received a significant donation from the prestigious organization, Dallas Winds. This donation includes a variety of instruments, including flutes, alto and tenor saxophones, trumpets and trombones.

Life High School Waxahachie Volleyball Players

Life High School Waxahachie Girls Volleyball Celebrates Record-breaking Season, Heading to Area Round of Playoffs

The Life High School Waxahachie Volleyball Team is making waves and leaving their mark on the 2023 high school volleyball season. With an impressive season record of 16-12-3, they've not only solidified themselves as a formidable force on the court, but also made school history by winning their first playoff game against Dunbar High School with a score of 3-1. Now, they head to the Area round of the playoffs on November 3, 2023, against Van Alstyne.

Life High School Waxahachie Boys Cross Country Team, State Qualifiers

Life High School Waxahachie Boys Cross Country Qualifies for State Meet

The Life High School Waxahachie (LHSW) Boys Cross Country team has triumphed at the regional level and is now gearing up for the UIL Cross Country State Championships on November 4, 2023.

The athletes and coaching staff at Life High School Waxahachie have demonstrated exceptional dedication, discipline, and resilience, and their hard work has paid off with their qualification for the State Meet.

The Life High School Waxahachie Boys Cross Country Team, led by Head Coach Daniel Dagen, had a great start to the season with three first-place wins. Then, the boys clinched an impressive first-place win in the District 10-4A Championship, followed by a second-place victory at the recent 4A Regional Championships.

Coach Dagen expressed his excitement by saying, “From the beginning of the summer, these guys knew their goals would only be accomplished through a total team effort. I'm so proud of this group of guys and the heart they ran with all season. They are a class act in District 10 and Region 2-4A.”

The UIL Cross Country State Championships will be held on November 4, 2023, at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. The Life School community is eager to see their best efforts at the state meet as they showcase their talent and strive for victory.


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.

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Life School Students

Life School Achieves Record Enrollment of 5,797 Students

Life School, a leading K-12 school district committed to providing exceptional education and fostering student success, announced a groundbreaking milestone: a record-breaking enrollment of nearly 5,800 students. This unprecedented achievement is attributed to the implementation of the innovative 4-day school week, which has garnered significant praise from students, parents, and educators alike; along with a continued focus on character development.

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Teacher Incentive Allotment

87 of 100 (B Rating)
Texas Education Agency

Gold Medalist
Dallas Morning News Peoples' Choice

Texas Charter First Financial Accountability