All the students attending the I Promise School are under-performing in reading, math and other essential academic areas.
Admitted students were randomly selected from a pool of public school children with lower test scores.
A very emotional LeBron joined the students on the first day of school and took to Twitter to express his utmost joy in his greatest achievement ever. The school will also provide services to families, like job placement help and an on-site food bank, according toSBNation.
"All due respect to the Lakers, who handled everything well", Lakers legend Jerry West told Sports Illustrated, "but, as these things go, LeBron was not a tough free-agent signing".
"I think timing is everything".
After spending Monday opening his new, I Promise school, James answered questions about the new steps in his life as a world-class athlete with the Lakers.
Brandi Davis, principal of the new school, says numerous ideas being tried out at I Promise could be adapted to other Akron Public School buildings.
James' comments were an apparent reference to Trump's continued crusade against NFL players who protest during the national anthem. "But it's a championship franchise, and that's what we're trying to get back to and I'm happy to be a part of the culture and be a part of us getting back to that point".
"As a kid from Akron, Ohio myself, I remember walking these streets", he stated during his speech. "Everything these kids are going through, the drugs, the violence, the guns, everything they're going through as kids, I know". On Sunday night, James was understandably nervous about what he called his "first day of school".
Click on the video link above to watch what James has described as one of the greatest moments of his life. "This skinny kid from Akron who missed 83 days of school in the 4th grade had big dreams".
As far as basketball, the 33-year-old superstar said the decision to leave Cleveland again was hard, but he didn't rule out a second homecoming with the Cavaliers.