School Details

Life Academy

2101 35th Avenue, Oakland, CA 94601
(510) 534-0282
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 267 students 13 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
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26%
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35%
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62%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
12%
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47%
27%
41%
35%
33%
52%
0%
3%
15%
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37%
54%
16%
22%
46%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
76%
63%
83%
90%
68%
84%

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
29%
48%
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8%
28%
29%
49%
20%
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58%
32%
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50%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Oakland Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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. 267 students attend Life Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 30% of the Life Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 94% of the 267 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers 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
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 35%
Hispanic 80% 37%
Asian 7% 13%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 2% 6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Filipino 1% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Unspecified 0.2% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94% 68%
Limited English proficiency 30% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years 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.

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

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

  • (4 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.

  • (4 years ago)

    the teachers are veryd edicated

  • (6 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.

  • (10 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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Overall score

(based on 5 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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