Life School is an excellent school. The principal definitely leads by example. The tally system works well and is an effective filter for those with discipline problems that would distract educational time from other students. Some teachers are young, but I would rather my child be with a teacher that is young and energetic and eager to teach my child, than a seasoned teacher that is just trying to make it to retirement. I can't say enough about this school. It may not be perfect, but it is definitely working to get there. Good job!
The majority of teachers are too young, the classrooms are too small and there are far too many children in each class. I haven't found classes this big anywhere but the Houston ISD. I do like the classroom management of the teachers, and I love that the majority of the teachers really love what they do. I wish that there were better programs for kids that need tutoring and there needs to be an improved physical education program. The administration seems unqualified at best. My kids deserve the best! We will look elsewhere.
I am pleased with the overall quality of Life School Red Oak. I think that they should offer extracurricular activities for the younger children. I also think that the class size are to large.
Life Charter is a learning institution that is in place to support or enhance what is being taught at home. We as parents should set educational standards at home. Life Charter s staff is not the friendliest nor do I receive a warm and fuzzy when I approach the principle during PTA, nevertheless Life Charter remains an exceptional place for higher education, socialization and diversification.
6th grade was good, 7th grade was bad, 8th grade is so-so. Not real impressed at this point because my child received a tally for not turning in her progress reports that we received on a Thurday and had to have back in by Friday a.m. and did not know. I was not through reviewing them therefore I feel the tally is not fair, besides 8th graders should not receive such an elementary dicipline especially when she had no control over when I was ready to sign them. I also feel that this school has lowered their standard in the last 2 years. This will probably be our last year at this school because of the direction we feel the school is going.
Life School is wonderful! We actually job transfered & moved to the Red Oak area in hopes of attending LSRO. After a short wait for enrollment, our children have shown tremendous growth both in knowlegge and character. The teacher/parent involvement is amazing and it is encouraging to know there is a school that cares more about the quality of students they have than the test scores they produce. Not to mention LSRO has incredible test scores to boot! A+ all the way!
I recommended Life School Red Oak to my daughter. I am pleased with the overall quality of this school. As a high school teacher, I tend to be very suspect in evaluating schools. Many leave much to be desired from an academic perspective. Life has our family's stamp of approval. I am astounded at comments my grand daughter has made regarding science. I've received a refresher course on the Solar System from a five year old to boot! The fact that the school makes no difference in children relative to race, creed or ethnicity is also appreciated. In my opinion, Life School Red Oak(though not perfect)is a warm and nurturing environment. It's a great start for any child. If this school keeps its current academic pace, it may well give Highland Park Unified School District a run for its money at a fraction of the cost. At this juncture, well done!
I think Life School Red Oak is making great strides in education, discipline, and leadership characteristics among students.
This school has been a great asset to my child. The academic and extra-curricular programs are great. I love (unlike most public schools) they apply the importance of character building. My son has struggled a little in the classroom. He is the youngest in his class and is easily distracted with having 25 classmates. But, his teacher has spent much of her time working with him one on one. She has committed her time to tutoring him 2 days a week and she committed to that while he still had a B average. She saw him struggling and was concerned with him learning and wanted him to love to read. They took a field trip and 16 parents attended. The parent involvement is amazing. The staff is passionate about kids as well as educating parents to be all we need to be. Overall, this is a great school.
My son has been at LSRO for three years beginning with kindergarten. The teachers and staff are wonderful, caring and talented. PTO has done a wonderful job. Parents are very involved.
Well, the first 2 years were great. This third year there is a decline in the dicipline system. The class sizes have grown to state maximum and are larger than most public schools. We will not be back next year as it is really no different & you spend about $350 per kid in uniforms.
Great school, in need of some updates, but the academic program is excellent. They are phenominal in instrumenting fun into the arts and music cirriculem. Great parent involvement.
I took my daughter out of public school because I had heard so many great things about this school, wrong! This is her second year and it's a little better but we still have some of the same issues we had last year and when you voice your concerns you get their standard response, 'WE'LL CHECK INTO THAT'. They never call you back to let you know if the issue was resolved. Some of their teachers are way too young in my opinion.
My child has been a student since last year. Although it was only his Kindergarten year, I was thoroughly impressed at how much more advanced my child was compared to some of my freinds' children in public schools. He had a first year teacher who was absolutely awesome! Miss Denney did a great job with her class. The school's policy on mandatory parent involvement is a wonderful idea. This school is one big family. The only thing I don't agree with is that siblings aren't allowed to come with you to eat lunch with your child, nor are they to be brought to class parties or field trips. This makes it difficult for some parents to participate. Other than that, it's a wonderful school and my other two children will be attending also.
My daughter has gone to Life School Red Oak for two years. She is now in 2nd grade. I really like the Principal and Superintendent for this school. Their principles are well-grounded and moral.
This school is wonderful. The parents are required to be involved and the kids are better for it. The school teaches the Life School principles and each month highlights a character trait. We don't worry any more about our kids safety or about what they are being exposed to.
Very demanding school. They do not hold the teachers to the high standards that the children and parents are held to. The kids learn that if you are in charge you are exempt from standards. I have had 2 different staff members point out this is voluntary school and if I didn't like something I should take my 2 children out, instead of expressing myself hoping they might try to improve. I am looking for a better school.
This is a great school! Loving and patient Teachers and my children are recieving a great education.
Life School Red Oak is and excellent school to send your child. I have 1 child in Kindergarten there and will be sending my other child in Two years. LSRO has a strong Parental involvement requirement. I like this because you know that the children are there because the familys want them there. LFRO does not tollerate any form of disrespect toward teachers or vulgarity to be used. They do have a corperal punishment system and a tally/detention system before mandatory dismissal. LFSO grooms our children for college. They tell the children every day that they are there to learn and get ready for college. I am so happy with the campus and the quality of education. Please give them a call and set up and appointment with Mr. Mena to see the school. You won't be sorry you did! It's worth you're time and it's a FREE PUBLIC/CHARTER school.
This school is exemplary! My son has been attending since it opened, and he has already surpassed all my academic hopes and expectations. By the time he finished kindergarten he was reading! He is now in the second grade, and his reading and spelling skills have greatly increased, and his math and science knowledge is astounding. I'm not bragging on my son as a mother, I'm bragging about this school as a parent. My son isn't exactly a walk in the park when it comes to learning either. He's not as excited about school as he used to be, but if this school can dance with my little devil, then it is to commended. The staff and faculty are all very understanding and supportive. It's obvious that they are here for the kids, and that they love them and what they do.
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