School Details

Lighthouse Charter School

2718 Frontier Drive, San Antonio, TX 78227
(210) 674-4100
5

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-12 247 students 13 students/teacher (TX avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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79%

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69%
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72%
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46%
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71%

TX00194

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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
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72%
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73%

TX00194

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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
67%
71%
71%
71%
74%
67%
67%
71%

TX00194

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% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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77%
93%
93%
84%
80%
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67%
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63%

TX00194

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About this school

Lighthouse Charter School is a charter high school in San Antonio. The principal of Lighthouse Charter School is MARY SALINAS, who can be contacted at maryvsal@yahoo.com. 247 students go to Lighthouse Charter School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 26% of the Lighthouse Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." 85% of the 247 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 90% have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lighthouse Charter School is 13:1. Jay High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 89%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
Multiracial 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 90%
Limited English proficiency 26% 26%
Economically disadvantaged 85% 85%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My step daughter has been going here since ..the 3rd grade ..never had a problem ..good school ..very understanding staff and teachers and one on one with the students ..I recommend this school ..and free after school day care is so great since her dad and I worl full time ..

  • (1 year ago)

    The Pre-K system is great except there are 33 students. Pre-K attends school all day with free after school care if needed. Although the charter school is free it would be convenient if transportation was provided. The test scores for this school is not up to par. If you want a colleged prepped kid I would recommend transferring to another school like Harmony Science Academy from K-12.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a parent of 2 little girls that go to that school. My husband was military and they have been to several schools. The last school my oldest daughter cried everyday because the kids where teasing her she's a small girl. But when we moved them to Lighthouse after relocating back to San Antonio she is excited everyday. The teachers are super sweet and very understanding. My kids are excited to learn and I have a few friends that kids go to regular public schools that are transferring there kids over because of he one on one attention and the zero tolerance policies that they ACTUALLY ENFORCE!! There are 14 kids in each of my girls classes so it makes for a smaller family style learning where kids get the one on one attention they need and deserve. And the teachers generally care for there students. My oldest daughters teacher even comes to my daughters karate tournaments to support her! I have never had that type of loyalty and caring from any other school they have went to! Strongly Recommend!

  • (3 years ago)

    I would have to agree with the comment on Sept 2nd regarding second grade. Both of these two teachers are in their first year of teaching this year. However I must praise the pre-k kindergarten and first grade teachers. I have also been impressed with the 4th grade teacher team. I cannot honestly report on the third or 5th through 8th grade teachers though. The school doesn't have a GT program and for this reason I would transfer my students out once they complete the 1st grade.

  • (3 years ago)

    My kids are new to this school and I already don't like it that much. My second greader hasn't done any thing so far the teacher's don't really want to talk to the parent's. To me it feels like I'm just dropping them off at daycare and picking them up at the end of the day. Thinking about home schooling next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    I used to attend this school an I had not a great experience there. Most of the teachers would point accusations at students or rare times make fun of them. An some teachers acted like students instead of teachers I was there for my 7th an 8th grade year I felt from my point of vewie that only two teachers who actualy cared for the students an for there grade they would do there best to help them if they needed the school has changed alot an I don't recommend it if you have honor students they wount keep there attention just give them more work they did that to my little brother and there special education program isn't that good as well the students don't learn at all with the program my own experianc in the program it's self

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is by far one of the best schools i could have ever chosen for my kids. It all starts with the wonderful young staff from the office to the classroom. The principal is on top of everything and they do have a 0 tolerance policy that is excellent. The three young ladies in the office are very helpful inviting and might i add very beautiful to look at. Overall I would give this school an A +

  • (5 years ago)

    This is an excellent charter school. The curriculum is identical to Alamo Heights ISD and quite honestly a better learning environment. I am stationed at Lackland AFB and have sent my child to various schools overseas and stateside. This school is by far the best my child has ever attended. Everyone is doing a terrific job in educating my child. So thank you!

  • (5 years ago)

    I would not recommend this school to anyone wanting a fair unbiased staff to leave your children with for 7 hours a day.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is by far one of the best schools i could have possibly enrolled my children in. They are excited about learning now and they were not excited like that before. The staff is amazing starting from the superintendent to the teachers and other staff members. The schools curriculum is identical to northside but my kids learn so much more there.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is excellent. The teachers really know what they are doing and my kids love it there. Their academics are better than that of any public school around. They will definitely be returning next year. The faculty is very supportive and the two ladies in the office are two angels. My son is absolutely in love with the young one she is such a beautiful person.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a parent of a child who attends LCS and let me tell all of you out there DO NOT enroll your child there. The school has NO structure at all some of the teachers can't even teach and just don't care. It all starts from the top of the chain with Superintendent to the Principle they let students get away with all kinds of stuff. The punishment that students are given for behaviors is unacceptable get to sit in office for half a day doing nothing in school suspension or slap on hand and return to class. Middle School students have no respect for any of the teachers what so ever and they don't respect themselves either. If the school would get some kind of structure and stick by the rules they put in writing then maybe it would be a better place. I will be withdrawing my child.

  • (6 years ago)

    Enrolled our 7th gd. son in Lighthouse last yr after pulling him out of a NISD school. At the NISD he had far too great an attraction to gang kids and other destructive influences he thought cool. Our son always scored high on TAKS and GT. He however had trouble focusing/was restless due to ADHD. He never did anything illegal but we were constantly disciplining for talking goofing off poor effort. Requests to hold him accountable but help him with organization etc were met with 'we are not going to baby him'. Now at Lighthouse everyone from the Principal to the great (young) teachers are invested. They have high standards but will do whatever it takes to help a child who is willing to try - make it. They have 7d a wk tutoring small classes and encourage every child to excel. Our son know loves to learn - feels supported

  • (6 years ago)

    I was really worried my son would miss out on the expereance of starting middle school with his friend. I was wrong me and my spouses desion in putting school first was perfect for him. He has made friends and is loved by hie peers as well as his teachers. he is doing great thanks to the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    I took my child out of a school that really didn't care about there students... Rather how much money can we get from the gov... for them.. and then I thought I put him in a better smaller classroom school . We haven't even made it a year and we have had many run in's with it... From my child being bullied to being accused of something not even capable of.. to insults and teasing...older children are being allowed to bully and tease lower classmen.... with a slap on the hand they are doing it over and over... when will todays officials say enough is enough and stop the bad from hurting and stopping the good....I understand not every child is an angel but when it gets physical and mental something needs to be done....NOW before its too late and your staring at the news watching yourselves.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school would be a much better place if Dr. Castillo would leave it. He is the most terrible superintendent ever. As far as Mr. Albert Herrera he knows his stuff! Ms. Murphy well lets just say she is a trader. She will say and make promises just to get on peoples good side but she dont really mean it. The teachers are wonderful they do so well with the childern. The school would not be what it is if it werent for the school secretary Mrs. Benavides. she has heart.

  • (7 years ago)

    It is really good the teachers have helped us alot.They are very nice and they help us one on one.Mrs.Murph is a great principal she talks with us and helps us with are problems she really knows how to run a shcool

  • (7 years ago)

    At first sight I really liked the ideals behind this school. However now I have enrolled my daughter and the teachers do not challenge her. She never has homework so I can see how she is doing and all in all I am very disappointed. In 5th grade she is learning her vowel sounds? She has always been an honor student and this is unacceptable to me. I am currently looking for a way out of this school. Also the older kids need to be reigned in. I visit and see 7th graders running class and cursing a lot?

  • (7 years ago)

    My child went there after having a bad experience with Lackland city and overall we've been ok but she could be learning more I'm not sure what' she is learning never has homework. It seems to be a paced class.

  • (8 years ago)

    my daughter is in pre-k and she never wanted to learn now 6 months in she has learned so much my son has learned to get along with other children and other adults the staff is really there for the children if your children attend this school the will always let you know about the projects and all the assignments and teachers let you have apart of you children school work and it is just great.

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