Lift for Life Academy
|Lift For Life Academy|
Lift For Life Academy
|1731 S Broadway
St. Louis, Missouri
|Motto||Failure Is Not An Option|
|School district||St. Louis City Public School|
|Faculty||31.0 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||11.2:1|
|Color(s)||Red, Black, Gold|
|Slogan||Where Learning Comes Alive|
|Team name||Lift For Life Hawks|
The idea for the Academy grew out of Cohen's other nonprofit organization, Lift For Life Gym which was once a garage, an after-school center for at-risk children located on the north side of St. Louis, 14th & Cass. Begun in 1988 as a gym for inner-city youth, the organization has since expanded to offer a variety of educational and recreational programs and activities.
The Lift For Life Academy building was originally a bank, built in 1903. Marshall Cohen later bought the building to start the first charter school with his goal to start a school so that children could have a future to look up to. Lift For Life Academy opened in 1998 starting with 88 students; it was led by JoAnn Perkins, the first principal. It eventually expanded to a high school in the year of 2008-2009.
Southeast Missouri State University sponsor Lift For Life Academy. Every year the LFLA counselors take many students to SEMO to show what college life looks like. 78% of the students at Lift For Life Academy High plan on attending SEMO for their college years.
JoAnn Perkins: 1999-2003.. Anthony Taylor: 2003-2005.. Katrice Noble: 2005–2012.. David Lemay: 2012-present.. Dean of Students: Chandra Palmer
Middle School Number of Students
6th Grade: 81.. 7th Grade:79.. 8th Grade:89..
High School Number of Students
Freshman:85 Sophomore:77 Junior:77
LFLA Students Record
Student Enrollment:485.. White Students:27.. African American:453.. Hispanic:3.. Asian:1.. Females:263.. Males:222..
This is lift For Life Academy 4th year of having athletic strong young minded students. 320 students are active in the 9 different sports that are played each season. Cross Country.. Cheerleading.. Volleyball: (won 2 out of 7 games).. Basketball.. Football..(won 1 out of five games): Head coach:Gary johnson Track:(Qualified for states two times).. Soccer.. Wrestling .. Tennis..
Students who are called the leaders of the school that represent and show great character.
- Participate in many community services