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Life School Lancaster

Charter | K-6 | 655 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2012

I agree with the previous comments as well. My daughter has attended Life School Lancaster for two years and this will also be her last year!!! I was hoping things would improve this year is the only reason she returned. Things have gotten worse. Our public elementary schools, her home school in the neighborhood has higher test scores and ratings than Life Lancaster. I personally have nothing nice to say about this school. Please reconsider.....The Teachers, Principle, and staff need more training or somthing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2012

I am taking my children out now. The teacher turnover is awful and the current teachers are not trained at all. And the curriculum is not up to public school's. The students are afraid of the principal and all the AP cares about is whether or not shirts are tucked in. The admin rolls over for parents who complain. The principal spends more time in his office instead of building up the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

This school should be called Life School "NO talking". My children go to this school. All I ever hear is "NO talking" you can't talk at lunch, in bathroom, or dismissal. Cafeteria is small seats are so close. They have a new play ground now it's like they don't because recess gets taken away all the time. School is so hung up on discipline that they don't have time to teach. Younger grades are "OK" from K-4th. 5th & 6th grade is awful. I'm so glad this is my last year dealing with this school. 5th and 6th grade teachers are a joke. Assign all these projects have you go & buy expensive stuff for them spend your whole weekend doing them & and they don't even send home a grade for it. The classes are crowded it's like 30-1 the teachers in 6th grade spend so much time getting on to students it takes 30min of the class time. With so many students if your child gets behind they will be left behind they don't have time to stop & help them. The teachers in 6th grade do not communicate with the parents on what is going on except for this cheesy news letter every week which does not help. It's just a low level school specially 6th grade teachers are horrible and I'm glad I'm done with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

This should be a Military school the way it's ran. The computer teacher is so mean to students. 6th grade teachers don't have a clue one teacher gives project after project and does not keep parents up to speed on what is required. She sends home way to much homework with no directions. You have to hunt her down to get her to explain the project if you don't understand how to help your child. Math teacher spends most of his time on his cell phone texting or on facebook & has terrible communication with parents he does not know how to talk to parents at all. But he talks good in emails, the other seems to have it together but does not communicate to parents much. When I talk with other 6th grade parents they are unhappy with their experience with Life school in general and the whole 6th grade I don't blame them. The PE coaches are mean there are minimal academics. There are fights almost everyday the 6th grade program is just very disappointing. I have never in my life seen a school that is so hung up on discipline they can't even teach. Kinder-1 teachers are petty about every little thing. Way to many students in one class the lunch food is gross. Take your child somewhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2012

Sadly, I would have to agree with the previous comment regarding academics. My daughter has attended Life School Lancaster for two years and this will definitely be her last. The educational quality of the curriculum is poor, homework and tests are exceedingly easy and after hoping things would improve this year, they haven't. Add to that the fact that the public elementary school my neighborhood is zoned to has higher test scores and ratings than LSL. The parents who send their children to the local elementary school speak highly of their children's campus and that is something that I have never experienced from other Life School Lancaster parents, who have mostly echoed the same dissatisfaction with the school that I have. I want my daughter to have a more stimulating and challenging environment in which to learn and Life School Lancaster fails to provide that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I was really surprised when my son first went to Life (after having been at Duncanville). The homework seemed very easy. He was rarely having to study and he was acing everything. (He's always been an A/B student but I'd never seen anything come so easily to him). I then discovered that lots of other parents told me the same thing. Happy as I am for my son, the academics here are EXTREMELY weak! If you're thinking about this school for you child, ask them about TAKS scores and more importantly, ask them about SAT/ACT scores and about how many students are going on to college. You'll be surprised that the numbers are no better than nearby schools. I would absolutely put my son back at Duncanville if he weren t a senior, as the academics were much stronger there. The kids at Life School are good kids, but they re getting a very mediocre education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2011

We are in our 5th year at Life School and we love it. They require self discipline from every student. Academics as well as character building are a daily objective at this school. As for the "tally" program for bad behavior they also commend children every day for doing the right things. The entire staff is consistently working toward the same objective. I have found them to be involved and concerned with each student's progress. I get emailed updates from teachers and a website that I can check my child's daily work. Parents are required to participate through a "parenting point" system which is easy to meet. We had one problem in 5 years, met with the teacher and assistant principle and it was taken care of immediately. You will never go in to the school and hear teachers yelling or classes being disruptive. My child loves Life School and they have been a God send. You can be the smartest person in the world but if you have no character is all for naught as the headlines today prove. In highschool they have a free program where your child can graduate WITH two years of college credit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

I like this school for the continued efforts at making improvements to the facility and the quality of education. By comparison, it is the best option in the Lancaster/ Desoto area. My concern is the horrible traffic control system for both drop-offs and pickups. There is the opportunity to reduce the traffic headache by making simple adjustments. I am hoping that the school takes into consideration the inconveniences caused to parents and makes these adjustments. in my view, having a single line that wraps around the school is just not the smart way to go when there is the option of having two or three lines simultaneously
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2011

Life school is the BEST! I have a Kindergarten and 4th grader there. I see this school as really focused on learning. Unlike my son's previous school in the Desoto area, he does not have to deal with behavior issues from other kids or disruptions in the class room. They are there to learn. Not only that, I hear from their teachers every week through e-mail and very informed about what they are learning that week. Any questions regarding their homework can be asked on the paper and gone over. Not only that...they are setting goals in the 4th grade. I did not know anything about goals until high school. It been an eye opener about what public schools could really be like. For the first time my kids are loving school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2011

This school adminstration is very unprofessional. It is a very wise decision that child remains in the public school system not impressed with Life School of Lancaster. Give great consideration before you make a major changechild in your child's education. The first impression is always a lasting with the first person of any establishment you inquire. This school has alot of negative reviews.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2011

I am already impressed and the school year has not even started...my child is starting K with Life School and his teacher called saying she is excited to meet him and have him in her class. Ooooh Yeah...I am loving this school already. Ms. McCoy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

Based on the school in my area Life Charter School is at the top of my list. The staff make time for our kids and you can't ask for anything better.....Parent participation is a requirement I love that ...so when you rate a school understand that its only so much they can do as a Charter school and can't please everybody WE AS PARENTS NEED TO pick OUR battles...If the homework is to easy look at your kids TAKS test scores it works. We want our kids to be all they can be but we honestly need to pull back some and let them be children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2011

This is my daugthers first year at Life and I must say I'm impressed. Her teacher is great and the staff to assist her with her additional class are above standard. The kids learn so fast and the school keeps them focus and makes learning fun..As far as the disciplinary that's what our kids need in todays world. Our kids are so out of control in the public school it 's sad. But we complain when our children are expected to be on time be on there best behavior. As far as diversity PLEASE. The priority here is our childrens education not the teachers and staff race. SO HATS OFF TO THE PRINCPAL AND STAFF AT LIFE SCHOOL OF LANCASTER. Keep up the good work...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2010

I have two children that attend Life School Lancaster. When my kindergartner entered this campus and the Life School system on last year I was certain this could be home at least through fourth grade. I was looking for a great elementary start to my children's education career. Being an educator myself I know how valuable those early years are. As my last two years have progressed at Life, their goals and values of character education, academics, and leadership appear to be of excellence only on the surface. I truly believe what Life School System as a whole lacks is diversity on all levels of staff personal to reflect its diverse group of students!! Maybe it's not a top priority for those administrators at the top. However, to proclaim and appear to be so well versed in your methodologies of the studies of education, how can it not be a priority!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

My three children attend Life School Lancaster and I can definetly say they will not be attending next year. This school is so worried about the tallie system that they loose focus on the academics. My children are not behavioral kids never had any problems with them at other schools, but here they get a tally if the get up in cafeteria to get a napkin, (its happen). Also the school has no cafeteria so the food is brought in on a daily basis and my kids always complain there food is cold. There discipline is like military for the kindergarten classes, these are children who are still getting the hang of things. If you do not want your 5 year old hating school I wouldnt consider this school. Also wants your child gets one tally they label him for the remainder of the school year. Student teacher ratio 25:1
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2010

I will not allow my child to attend this school next year. I was not pleased on how they handle disciplinary for the younger kids. The administrative staff seems too busy to meet with you and unconcerned. They changed there discipline rules for kindergartens during the last two months of school. I am not pleased of how the year is ending.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

I withdrew my child from this school. They run it like a military camp. I was not impressed with the Pre-K work that the kindergarteners were working on. The staff is very un-friendly!!!! There are no windows in the classroom, no library and they play on concrete at recess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

My daugther has went to Life School Lancaster for three the day they open Shakayera was there. I love the school it is the best school for my daughter I love the teachers as well as the staff. I am aiso a teacher for Head Starrt and want only the best for my cbild and this school is the best for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

My son has been at Life School Lancaster for 2 years now and so far I am pleased. The only thing that I wish they had was cheaper uniforms, talented and gifted program, gymnasium, library, and playground. Besides that they are a good school and parent participation is required.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2008

Amazing school! This is how school is suppose to be. Teachers and staff are very caring and go above and beyond. Behavior is kept under control and academics are far superior to public schools in the area. I can't say enough about this school. My children truly enjoy going to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 85% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 90% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 82% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 87% in 2011.

87 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 84% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2011.

77 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female91%
Male86%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students91%
Female89%
Male95%
Black or African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Black or African American87%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White89%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students95%
Female94%
Male97%
Black or African American93%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Writing

All Students99%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited English proficient (LEP)86%
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant99%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students93%
Female96%
Male89%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
White100%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students85%
Female90%
Male78%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Science

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black or African American84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students91%
Female95%
Male85%
Black or African American94%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%
Gifted/talentedn/a

Math

All Students90%
Female88%
Male91%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic87%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education91%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant90%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 72% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
85%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 77% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 73% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 71% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Female74%
Male83%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant78%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students60%
Female58%
Male62%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Multiracial80%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Special educationn/a
Not special education60%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant60%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted58%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted77%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students73%
Female77%
Male68%
Black or African American72%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special educationn/a
Not special education75%
Limited English proficient (LEP)64%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant73%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Writing

All Students83%
Female88%
Male77%
Black or African American85%
Asiann/a
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited English proficient (LEP)73%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students88%
Female89%
Male85%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Not special education90%
Limited English proficient (LEP)100%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant88%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black or African American97%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education94%
Limited English proficient (LEP)83%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Science

All Students66%
Female60%
Male75%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Special educationn/a
Not special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)67%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant66%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Non-Gifted64%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students79%
Female78%
Male81%
Black or African American78%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education79%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant79%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted76%
Bilingualn/a

Math

All Students80%
Female80%
Male82%
Black or African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic78%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant80%
Gifted/talented100%
Non-Gifted78%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 70% 13%
Hispanic 19% 50%
White 9% 31%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mr Dewayne Parker
Fax number
  • (972) 274-7991

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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950 S I-35 E
Lancaster, TX 75146
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Phone: (972) 274-7950

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