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Liberty Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1151 students

 

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Posted July 20, 2010

Excellent school!! My our family transferred here to madison last year from England. We put our daughter in Liberty and she loved it! She even forgot it was a public school because she hated it because she was in a private school there. All the teachers are really great and i am really satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

My oldest child spent three years at Liberty, and my middle child is in his first year there. We have not had any issues at all. At one point my oldest was slipping behind in language so a meeting with two teachers, a counselor, and a special needs teacher was scheduled. That meeting went really well, we all expressed concerns and appropriate actions were put in place. On the other hand, my child that just started exceeds standards in all areas. One of his teachers actually took the time to send a 'snail' mailed postcard to our home to complement this child. So, all around I would recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2008

My child had attended a wonderful charter school from K-6th grade. I was apprehensive about sending him to middle school but it has turned out to be a wonderful experience. So far, the teacher he has had are all great and most are very communicative. The office staff and principal are very nice and helpful. I love LMS and so does my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Having experienced all 4 of my children attend a carefully selected Christian private school and one of my 4 children, the deciding factor of choosing this enviroment, let me say the smartest move I have made in their education was moving them to LMS. At this point, I was faced with making the most critical and difficult decision in my life. My oldest son who suffers from Asperger's Autism, which is the reason why we chose private school and why we left private school (reason: due to bullying) I removed him from private school in 6th grade and home schooled him until 9th. I was then blessed with the faculty of LMS & Ms. Linda Johnson. They in one year made a unconfident child, a whole new child. I would recommend LMS to any family without a hesitation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2007

This school does seem really good on paper. The school's standings was the highest contributing factor in our decision to move to this area. However, overall a little disappointed. Teacher quality: very few truly concerned teachers (ineffective). However, my child did get two great math teachers. Principal leadership: Principal seems to dictate to parents versus discussing. Good Extracurricular activities. Good parental involvement for a middle school. Good Safety and discipline. But I do agree with some others, much too much favoritism/elitism going on in this school. I can only recommend Liberty in contrast to the other schools in district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2007

While on paper the school appears to be top-notch I found it very different after we enrolled our children there. The class sizes are terrible, the entire school system is overcrowded -yet there are no plans for expansion. I ended up pulling both our kids from this school to ensure they would receive a higher academic education. The children are treated as though they are troub;le from day one, limited privledges and less than supportive staff. My children felt taht they were being told they would fail before they had a chance to try. I would not recommend this school for families moving to the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2006

I was so happy to be able to transfer my children out of Madison City Schools. I would not recommend this school to any family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2005

We found Liberty Middle School to be an excellent school. The faculty and staff are top notch and, for those who want to learn, provide a quality educational experience. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2004

We have found Liberty Middle School to be a very positive experience for our child. While no school is ever perfect, we have found that Liberty has worked with us when problems arose and in fact is working to improve the environment for all of the student body. Many changes have taken and are in the process of taking place, all of which should only serve to make Liberty an even more enriching experience for the students, parents and administration. The school boundries have recently been changed in the city and many families are very disappointed to be changing schools. I would highly reccomend Liberty Middle School to any family coming to Madison...Welcome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2003

This school is all about the faculty and administration. It's most obvious that students come second and have extremely limited privileges. There is much too much favoritism towards certain students while certain others are found to be at 'fault' instead of being seen as having a 'problem.' This shows extreme immaturity in this school's faculty and administration. The office help is the same way as the latter. We have transferred our child to another middle school in Madison as the situation had become intolerable and caused extreme stress to our child. I do not recommend this school district (Liberty Middle School) to anyone who is looking for a home in Madison.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

413 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

379 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students87%
Female89%
Male86%
Black67%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligible73%
Special education36%
General population91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty64%
Non-poverty93%

Reading

All Students93%
Female97%
Male90%
Black82%
Asian/Pacific Islander88%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible80%
Special education54%
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students96%
Female97%
Male94%
Black91%
Asian/Pacific Islander98%
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible85%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education68%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Poverty85%
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic92%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible83%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education64%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Poverty84%
Non-poverty97%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2012.

416 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black66%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Special education39%
General population86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty55%
Non-poverty90%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 64% 58%
Black 24% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Hispanic 2% 5%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Nelson Brown
Fax number
  • (256) 430-0282

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
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281 Dock Murphy Dr
Madison, AL 35758
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