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About This School

Life Academy is a public high school in Oakland. The principal of Life Academy is Preston Thomas, whose e-mail is preston.thomas@ousd.k12.ca.us. 262 children attend Life Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic, Asian, and Unspecified. 38% of the Life Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 262 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Life Academy is 13:1. Arise High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 79% 37%
Asian 7% 13%
Unspecified 3% 6%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 0.8%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
White, non-Hispanic 0.4% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 43395%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 68%
Limited English proficiency 38% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a alumni here I recently graduated from Life Academy/ Life Academy is an excellent school the teacher really care about their student and their after school program really help keep the student out of trouble. This school might be different from other high school in Oakland because this high school focus on health and bio-science which will lead your son or daughter to explore the medical field. The Principle and staff work really hard to keep the school a safe and learning environment.

  • (3 years ago)

    it works with those in need of so much and the spirit of the school embraces that.

  • (3 years ago)

    Because they are trying to make a difference with a challenging diverse community.

  • (3 years ago)

    The community at this school is amazing. Everyone supports each other and the academic rigor is something that all schools should attain for.

  • (3 years ago)

    the teachers are veryd edicated

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 10th grade student at this school and I've learned a lot not only about the curriculum but about myself and others as well. Also I learned how to communicate with people around me and how to help my community.

  • (9 years ago)

    Is a great school for what they offer. My daughter thrived here but I thought east-coast schools were still superior.

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