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Lighthouse Charter School

Enlightening Hearts and Minds

aka Lighthouse Charter School   |   San Antonio, TX   |  http://lighthousesa.org

Mission

The mission of Lighthouse Charter School is to develop learners who are competent, confident, productive and responsible you adults, who posses the habits, skills, and attitudes needed to success in high school, post-secondary education and obtain satisfying employment.

Ruling year info

2002

Superintendent

Dr. Donald Mills

Main address

2718 Frontier Dr

San Antonio, TX 78227 USA

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EIN

74-3016634

NTEE code info

Charter Schools (B29)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

IEF, through their work as Lighthouse Public Schools aims to meet the educational needs of at-risk students in Bexar County in San Antonio, Texas in traditionally underrepresented and underserved communities serving majorly minority populations.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Lighthouse Public Schools

Aid in the educational improvements of at-risk students in pre-kindergarten 3 through twelfth grades living in the Bexar County, San Antonio, Texas area.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
At-risk youth

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Texas Public Charter School Association 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of teachers retained after 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Lighthouse Public Schools

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We revamped our programs in 2020 and added our high school program. So this skews the data as we added teachers and had to replace teachers that did not have the correct certifications or licenses,

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Improve the livelihood of our scholars through education and academic preparedness so they can have a better life and future through education.

Improve the academic programs of LPS in order to meet the needs of our scholars regardless of their future goals for themselves including entering college, entering the workforce or joining the armed forces.

We continue to improve the academic programs of our schools while maintaining accreditation through the United States Department of Education and the Texas Education Agency.
We continue to operate a strong financially accountable budget.
We continue to offer breakfast and lunch free of charge to all students.
We continue to add to and expand all educational programs at all grade levels.

We have continued to qualify for an additional 10 year contract via the Texas Education Agency through 2029.
We have continued to receive financial accreditation through the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) program of the Texas Education Agency.
We continue to show academic program improvements through acquiring certified, dedicated teaching staff. Meeting state accountability standards through academic growth. Qualifying for the states Teacher Incentive Allotment with 26% of our teachers.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Lighthouse Charter School

Board of directors
as of 11/13/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Antonio Leiva

Imagine Education Foundation

Term: 2017 - 2020

John Orona

San Antonio Community Colleges

Dora Snedeker

HealthCare

Juan Jasso

Retired

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/11/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/11/2023

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.