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Liberty Pk Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 647 students

 
 

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Posted January 26, 2014

I only have a child in this school who is developmentally delayed and would be considered "special needs". My child spends most of his time in the Learning Lab program classroom of the school with one head teacher, four aides and about six other kids. He goes into his regular classroom for about 30 minutes a day total and participates in PE with his regular class. While the Learning Lab teachers are very good he is not being mainstreamed with his peers during the majority of the day and I have been told this is not is his best interest even though every study ever done on children with special needs stresses the importance of the child being with their typical peers in the regular classroom as the preferred and best way to teach kids with special needs. I do not understand why a school or school system of this caliber is still teaching children with special needs in a self contained class instead of in the least restrictive environment with their typically functioning peers, like most good schools are doing now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2013

If you have a child with special needs I strongly encourage you to run as fast as you can from this school and this school system. We have a child with Down syndrome who is in the second grade and is very loved by his classmates and SOME of the teachers at LP. In Kindergarten we were blessed with a teacher who had a background in special education and she went beyond the requirements of her job to ensure that our son was included in the regular classroom activities. In the two years since kindergarten our son has been mainstreamed into in his regular second grade classroom educational activities for less than TWENTY MINUTES A DAY! The rest of the day he spends in a class with seven other children with various special needs, almost all non verbal. Our son can read, can write his name, knows his colors and shapes, etc...He is a human being with rights and protections from the federal government! This week I realized that both my husband and I had been removed over a month ago from our son's teacher's email list because our son "really isn't even a part of the second grade classroom. HIS OWN SECOND GRADE CLASSROOM!!!! I beg you to run way from this cesspool of discrimination.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2012

Good school, amazing parent involvement, this is our first year, and we couldn't be happier we chose this school for our child. We have some concerns here and there, but we'll be able to comment more about it towards the end of the school year. We definitely feel very welcome, and our child's teacher is good and caring. The Principal is new, but what I have seen so far, he is very involve with the school and any issue that may arrise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

Great school, great teachers and outstanding community involvement. I have one daughter in the school and I cannot wait for my younger one to go there too. High standards and great principal. Lots of family participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

All 3 of my kids go here and we love it more than anything!! I have a fifth grader and he doesn't want to leave for middle school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2009

2 children in this school and its wonderful. I am very happy with the leadership at the school and the teaching staff. Bravo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

I've used this school for 7 years. It is the most private public school I've ever heard of. Parent involvement is exceptional. Teacher quality is high because of the active parents. The principal has an open door policy and it is used. Diversity is a little low since all students are socioeconomically the same. The facilities are only 8 years old but have been added on to twice already. The neighborhood feel is tremendous and driven by the school and its activities. Our teachers lack very little. Money, equipment, and supplies are not a problem here. The standards and expectations are high but the support is there. Most of the students walk or ride bikes. We are now building an adjoining middle school to open August 2008.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2007

I am a former teacher and now a parent. I could not be more pleased with Liberty Park Elementary. The academics are incredible, the teachers are plugged-in and effective, and the principal is awesome. This mama is very pleased and looking forward to more great years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

We have been very pleased with Liberty Park Elementary. My daughter has excelled this year. When she broke her arm, her teacher personally came to our house to visit her. I can not say enough about the academics. I think the test scores speak volumes. Parent interaction is encouraged. I rank the school an overall 10/10.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 85% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
100%
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 85% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
100%

2009

 
 
97%
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 91% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
98%
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 Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant95%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty95%

Reading

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant99%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty99%
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%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White96%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant96%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students97%
Female96%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant97%
Povertyn/a
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%
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 80% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%

2009

 
 
93%
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 Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligiblen/a
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General population100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Povertyn/a
Non-poverty98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 58%
Black 3% 35%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 1%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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17051 Liberty Parkway
Vestavia Hills, AL 35242
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