Accountability rating (2018-2019)

B

Life School: B

Total students

942

Avg. teacher experience

8.5 years

Life School: 7.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Four-year graduation rate

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 90%

Life H S Waxahachie is a charter high school in Red Oak, TX, in the Life School school district. As of the 2019-2020 school year, it had 942 students. 38.3% of students were considered at risk of dropping out of school. 3.9% of students were enrolled in bilingual and English language learning programs. The school received an accountability rating of B for the previous school year.

In the Class of 2019, 100% of students received their high school diplomas on time or earlier. The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 was 0.1% during the 2018-2019 school year.

The average SAT score at Life H S Waxahachie was 1007 for 2018-2019 graduates. The average ACT score was 19.4.

As of the 2019-2020 school year, an average teacher's salary was $50,603, which is $6,488 less than the state average. On average, teachers had 8.5 years of experience.

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Contact information

Website

www.lifeschools.net

Address

132 E Ovilla Rd Ste A
Red Oak, TX 75154

Office phone number

(469) 708-4444

Higher Ed Outcomes

Students in Life H S Waxahachie are part of the Texas Education Agency’s Region 10. Students who started eighth grade in 2008 in this region had a college graduation rate of 22.1 percent. View a more comprehensive breakdown of the higher education outcomes in Region 10.

Demographics

Race and ethnicity

Total students

942

African American

416 (44.2%)

Life School: 45.8%

Statewide: 12.6%

American Indian

2 (0.2%)

Life School: 0.2%

Statewide: 0.4%

Asian

3 (0.3%)

Life School: 0.2%

Statewide: 4.6%

Hispanic

263 (27.9%)

Life School: 38.5%

Statewide: 52.8%

Pacific Islander

1 (0.1%)

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

231 (24.5%)

Life School: 12.6%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

26 (2.8%)

Life School: 2.7%

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

44.2%

American Indian

0.2%

Asian

0.3%

Hispanic

27.9%

Pacific Islander

0.1%

White

24.5%

Two or more races

2.8%

Risk factors

A student is identified as being at risk of dropping out of school based on state-defined criteria. A student is defined as "economically disadvantaged" if he or she is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch or other public assistance.

At-risk students

38.3 %

Life School: 50%

Statewide: 50.6%

Economically disadvantaged

44.5 %

Life School: 64.3%

Statewide: 60.3%

Limited English proficiency

4 %

Life School: 9.6%

Statewide: 20.3%

At-risk students

38.3%

Econ. disadvantaged

44.5%

Limited Eng. proficiency

4.0%

Enrollment by program

A look at the percentage of students enrolled in certain programs offered at schools for the 2019-2020 school year. A student can be enrolled in more than one program.

Bilingual/ESL

3.9 %

Life School: 9.4%

Statewide: 20.6%

Career and Technical

91.1 %

Life School: 24.5%

Statewide: 27.6%

Gifted and Talented

6.5 %

Life School: 4.6%

Statewide: 8.1%

Special Education

11.8 %

Life School: 11.1%

Statewide: 10.5%

Bilingual/ESL

3.9%

Career and technical

91.1%

Gifted and talented

6.5%

Special education

11.8%

Academics

Accountability ratings

Texas assigns ratings to districts and campuses that designate their performance in relation to the state's accountability system.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the state waived accountability ratings for the 2019-2020 school year. All Texas public school districts and campuses received the label “Not Rated: Declared State of Disaster.” Our schools explorer shows the accountability ratings from the 2018-2019 school year.

Overall

B

Life School: B

Student achievement

B

Life School: B

School progress

B

Life School: B

Closing the gaps

C

Life School: C

The overall grades are based on three categories: student achievement (how well students perform academically), school progress (how well students perform over time and compared to students in similar schools) and closing the gaps (how well schools are boosting performance for subgroups such as students with special needs).

For a detailed explanation of this year’s accountability system, see the 2020 Accountability Manual.

Four-year graduation rates

The percentage of students who started ninth grade in 2015-2016 and received a high school diploma on time — by Aug. 31, 2020. Learn more about how four-year graduation rates are defined.

All students

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 90%

African American

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 86.2%

American Indian

N/A

Life School: N/A

Statewide: 87.3%

Asian

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 96.4%

Hispanic

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 88.2%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 88%

White

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 93.7%

Two or more races

100 %

Life School: 100%

Statewide: 91.4%

African American

100.0%

American Indian

N/A

Asian

Masked

Hispanic

100.0%

Pacific Islander

Masked

White

100.0%

Two or more races

100.0%

Dropout rates

The dropout rate for students in grades 9-12 during the 2018-2019 school year. It is calculated by dividing the number of dropouts by the number of students who were in attendance at any time during the school year.

All students

0.1 %

Life School: 0.1%

Statewide: 1.9%

American Indian

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 2.5%

African American

0 %

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 3%

Asian

Masked

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 0.6%

Hispanic

0.3 %

Life School: 0.2%

Statewide: 2.3%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 2.1%

White

0 %

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 1%

Two or more races

0 %

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 1.7%

College readiness

AP/IB participation

The percentage of students in grades 11 and 12 taking at least one Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in any subject during the 2018-2019 school year.

All students

23.4 %

Life School: 21.8%

Statewide: 25.2%

African American

21.1 %

Life School: 18.3%

Statewide: 16.2%

American Indian

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 19.4%

Asian

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 60.5%

Hispanic

27.9 %

Life School: 25.1%

Statewide: 23%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 21.2%

White

22 %

Life School: 21.4%

Statewide: 27%

Two or more races

25 %

Life School: 25%

Statewide: 28.4%

AP/IB performance

The percentage of test-taking students in grades 11 and 12 who passed at least one AP or IB exam in the 2018-2019 school year. A passing score on the AP exam is a 3, 4 or 5. On an IB exam, it is a 4, 5, 6 or 7.

All students

15.6 %

Life School: 19.6%

Statewide: 51%

African American

4.9 %

Life School: 3.5%

Statewide: 29.2%

American Indian

N/A

Life School: N/A

Statewide: 53.5%

Asian

N/A

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 75.1%

Hispanic

23.5 %

Life School: 32.2%

Statewide: 39.2%

Pacific Islander

Masked

Life School: Masked

Statewide: 48.6%

White

22.2 %

Life School: 22.2%

Statewide: 64.5%

Two or more races

16.7 %

Life School: 16.7%

Statewide: 64.3%

SAT

The average SAT score for students graduating in 2018-2019, with critical reading, writing and mathematics results combined. The maximum score is 2400. For the small percentage of students who took the redesigned SAT with a maximum score of 1600, their scores were converted to the equivalent scores on the previous SAT using College Board concordance tables.

Avg. SAT score

1007

Life School: 978

Statewide: 1027

ACT

The average ACT composite score for students graduating in 2018-2019. The maximum score is 36.

Avg. ACT score

19.4

Life School: 18.8

Statewide: 20.6

College-ready graduates

A graduate is considered college ready in Reading or Math if he or she has met or exceeded the college-ready criteria on the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSIA) test, the SAT or the ACT test. These figures are for students graduating in 2018-2019.

Reading

78 %

Life School: 78.6%

Statewide: 60.7%

Math

65.4 %

Life School: 66.3%

Statewide: 48.6%

Reading + Math

56.5 %

Life School: 58.2%

Statewide: 44.2%

Reading

78.0%

Math

65.4%

Reading + Math

56.5%

Staff

Teacher ethnicities

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent (FTE) as of the 2019-2020 school year.

Total teacher FTEs

65

African American

3.9 (6.1%)

Life School: 23.1%

Statewide: 10.8%

American Indian

1 (1.5%)

Life School: 0.6%

Statewide: 0.3%

Asian

1 (1.5%)

Life School: 1.1%

Statewide: 1.8%

Hispanic

5.9 (9.1%)

Life School: 12.9%

Statewide: 28.1%

Pacific Islander

0 (0%)

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 0.2%

White

49.3 (75.8%)

Life School: 60.2%

Statewide: 57.7%

Two or more races

3.9 (6.1%)

Life School: 2.2%

Statewide: 1.1%

Highest degree held by teachers

These figures are expressed as a percentage of the total teacher full-time equivalent.

No degree

0 (0%)

Life School: 0%

Statewide: 1.3%

Bachelor's

44.4 (68.2%)

Life School: 72.4%

Statewide: 73.4%

Master's

18.7 (28.7%)

Life School: 26.8%

Statewide: 24.5%

Doctorate

2 (3%)

Life School: 0.8%

Statewide: 0.7%

Students per teacher

The total number of students divided by the total full-time equivalent count of teachers for 2019-2020.

Students per teacher

14.5

Life School: 15.7

Statewide: 15.1

Teacher experience

This figure for the 2019-2020 school year refers to tenure — the number of years a teacher has been employed in any district, whether or not there was an interruption in service.

Avg. teacher experience

8.5 years

Life School: 7.3 years

Statewide: 11.1 years

Teacher salaries

The average salaries listed here are for regular duties only and do not include supplemental pay. For teachers who also have nonteaching roles, only the portion of time and pay dedicated to classroom responsibilities is factored into the calculation.

Base average

$50,603

Life School: $53,097

Statewide: $57,091

Beginner

$48,731

Life School: $52,462

Statewide: $49,868

1 to 5 years

$47,741

Life School: $50,825

Statewide: $52,823

6 to 10 years

$51,905

Life School: $53,928

Statewide: $55,756

11 to 20 years

$52,687

Life School: $55,966

Statewide: $59,308

20+ years

$59,488

Life School: $59,202

Statewide: $65,449

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