Red Oak Elementary

Press Release - Life School Earns Highest Rating on Comptroller’s Fast Report

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Kristin Welsh
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(Lancaster, TX) January 23, 2014 – Life School, a leading North Texas charter school serving more than 4,600 students, announced today that it has earned the highest rating of five stars from the Texas Comptroller Financial Allocation Study for Texas (FAST) two years in a row.

Life School’s Red Oak and Waxahachie campuses, which house Kindergarten through 12th grade, were also honored with a five star rating for individual campus achievement.

“We’re extremely proud to be recognized by the Texas Comptroller for our successes,” said Brent Wilson, Life School Superintendent. “This demonstrates we’re among the absolute best in Texas at maximizing our public and private dollars to ensure our students receive the best education possible.”

Life School is one of just 55 districts to be named to this year’s Texas Honors Circle, which recognizes school districts and campuses for excellence in resource allocations that contribute to high academic achievement and cost-effective operations. Just 25 districts along with Life School also achieved this ranking last year.

A five-star rating indicates the district is in the top 20 percent of the state in student academic growth and has a spending index of “very low.” Each Texas school district is assigned a FAST rating of one to five stars. The Comptroller’s FAST study also identifies and shares cost-effective practices that could benefit campuses and districts across the state. Please visit www.fastexas.org to learn more.

About Life School

Life School opened as a public charter school in 1998 and has campuses in Oak Cliff, Mountain Creek, Cedar Hill, Lancaster, Red Oak and Waxahachie. The Texas Education Agency in 2013 awarded Life School its highest rating of Superior Achievement. Life School’s mission is to train leaders with life skills for the 21st century by establishing strong academics, character training and a parenting program.

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