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Liberty High School

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Posted January 7, 2013

My kids love their school. Bookstore and attendance staff very nice. No complaints yet. Looked at several potential campuses and we're happy we chose LIberty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

Kudos to the new principal at Liberty! I have seen many positive changes overnight, such as mailings home, a school facebook page and the amazing Excelling A celebration that included the entire student body. WOW!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

Liberty is an Amazing School! Liberty has figured out the secret to making our children successful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

Horrible experience at this school. My special-needs son spent almost two years here. Some of the teachers are very helpful, caring and supportive; others are not at all. Principal is not genuine, towing the district line instead of being there for the kids, especially special-needs students. DO NOT SEND YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TO THIS SCHOOL! IEP staff are NOT well-versed in IDEA law and will take advantage if you don't know what to ask for. If you want your kid to grow up fast by exposing them to excessive inappropriate behaviors within the student body, this is the school to bring them to. My son came home after the first week and said, "There are SO MANY bisexual and lesbian girls at this school." SERIOUSLY?!! Yes. How would a 14-year-old know this? Because it's tolerated. Students making out in hallways is not uncommon, and the majority of the staff do nothing. However, any other incident, (even a minor one) will be noticed and sent to the principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

We researched high schools in the west valley for two years before our son went into high school and continue to keep tabs on the different schools in the west valley. The result of hours and hours of research is that Liberty is the top high school in the west valley. They probably have set new state records for achieving the most awards and accomplishments (academic and athletic) in the shortest time ever. I'm an AZ native and have never heard of a school accomplishing the things that Liberty has accomplished in such a short time. You'll notice that just about all of the negative reviews on this site are about kids who struggle to keep up. Our son was easily a straight A, honors student in the Dysart School District, but had a rude awakening when he started at Liberty. He has still been able to maintain that honors status, but it has required 10 times more effort than he ever had to put out before. If your child is not willing (or able) to put out that level of effort, Liberty High School is probably not for you. If you want the best of the best of academics and athletics, you will get that at Liberty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2010

I can't wait until my child graduates from this school. She has had to retake math class in 9th and 10thgrade even after going to tutoring. She just didn't get somethings and when she would ask for help the teacher would tell her to pay attention, which would frustrate her because she was but she still didn't understand. In fact I had contacted one of her math teachers and when i asked him his class average, oh my god he started screaming at me telling me it was none of my business and I told him it is my business because my child is in your class and given the fact that on the weekly reports he use to have the class everage which was a D at that time and I noticed he quit putting the class average on his reports that's why i had asked. I will deal with him through the district after she graduates.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

The teachers are not open to tutoring, the football program gets all the attention, students grades are not equal with regards for qualifying for after school events. A student can play football with a D, but for a student to be in drama they must have a 3.0
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

This school is great! The AIM program offers challenging courses and the teachers really are there to help the students. The athletic department? Amazing! We are truely making a name for ourselves and this is just our first year with seniors!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2009

Liberty is a clean school and the teachers, overall, help each and every student grasp accademics as well as prepare them for the real world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2008

Overall, I am very pleased with the high school. The AIM program offers enriching and challenging courses. My son's college counselor has been so helpful, kind, and strategically minded about pursuing scholarships and acceptance into colleges. Our son is happy and motivated. Far more than he ever was at his previous private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2008

Uneven staff - most are very good. Great athletic program. Limited academic offerings, because it is a new school still ramping up. Disciplinary actions are arbitrary, unpredictable and often contradict district policy. Little proactive carreer counselling for Juniors.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I truly believe that this is the best school in the district- All admin staff personal are just wonderful wonderful people. Ali Bridgewater is the best, she is very approachable and she listens, you tell me how many staff admin really listens.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2007

I love this school, there is so much opportunity. the teachers are great and extremely involved. As the school grows I believe it will only get better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

this school is great 1 of the best athletic departmentsi love this school and anyone in the peoriaa school district should swich their child here cause it's that great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2007

As a new school opens or for anything that first opens up, there will be pro's and con's. As for my experience with this new school,I feel there is good staff(willing to help), and the principle has control and I feel that is important with this new era of kids. The sports programs for the first year has been very impressive and I can't wait for next year.I feel any new student thinking of going to a 5a or to another close by school to re-think and make sure they are making the right choose for them.This school will make a Name for its self in coming years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

We have been extremely pleased with the first year at Liberty. Our son has become very active in sports and has a lot of good things to say about the teachers and staff. I have felt very involved since before the school opened. It is a terrific school and I have nothing but praise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

Good principal, good staff; teachers and office workers always willing to help.Need to offer more choices in foreign language. Not everyone wants to learn Spanish. French should be offered, I think they finally are offering German. As we like to travel to Europe this is important for us. No desire to slum it up at Rocky Point and if I had my way phone directories wouldn't give the option of choose #1 for English..Ridiculous!
—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 62% in 2013.

468 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

459 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Excelling".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Excelling".

About the tests


Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 42%
Hispanic 13% 43%
Black 3% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 5%
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 18%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special staff resources available to students Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

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

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  • (623) 773-6540

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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9621 W. Speckled Gecko Drive
Peoria, AZ 85383
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