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Liberty Traditional Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 449 students

 

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Posted August 18, 2014

This is a great school with caring staff who go beyond my expectations. Everyone seems to really care about student success and it has a great feeling there. I am happy I chose this school and feel that my child is safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

As a staff member of this school for the last two years I can defiantly say I have seen some great changes. Teachers spend a lot of time working with individual students in the classrooms and struggling students get additional support from various intervention programs. State test scores are on the rise from previous years and the academic rigor is beginning to take shape. The front office staff is welcoming and has helped me with any issues that have come up. Administration works hard to make sure teachers and students have what they need to perform at a high level in the classroom. My only knock is I wish I could see newer technology being used in each classroom but I have seen some positive strides in this area. Overall I am very happy working at this campus and would recommend it to any parent looking for a good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2012

Liberty Traditional has incredible teachers and Mr. Parker is great. Teachers work hard to make sure all students are learning and their scores continue to rise. It is a safe school and they really care. GREAT school choice for parents!


Posted October 29, 2012

Liberty Traditional Charter School is a place where teachers work together, not only with their own grade level, but also with grades above and below to make sure that students are receiving consistency as well as the academics they need to succeed. It continues to grow, not only numerically, but in quality. Enjoying the people I teach and those with whom I work has kept me here. I enjoy the family environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 29, 2012

Liberty Traditional Charter School is a friendly and safe place for children to learn. The teachers strive to improve their teaching and help each child to meet their potential academically.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 28, 2012

Started out my children loved this school. Too bad it took less that 2 months for the problem to start. When it comes to handling student discipline, they are quick to blame the parents and children for the failures of the staff. Bullying takes place on a daily basis and if it is reported in confidentiality, let's just say it doesn't stay that way. My children's grades have dropped since they started attending and every day they beg us not to make them go back. I have never seen them so unhappy to go to school as they have always loved school. I will not be sending them back next year. This has been a horrible experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

Liberty Traditional Charter School is a standards based school and has been as long as I've been teaching there.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2008

Liberty is not a standards based school nor do they individualize for each child's instructional levl which most public schools have caught on to nowadays. Charter schools have problems in this are because thye are not under the same guideines as public. Be very careful of Charter schools in general .They are not lal bad, but do your research. To the parent whose child did not not read in third grade? So where were you in k, 1 and 2?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2005

liberty is a small school so you can really work closely with the teacher. They know all students on a first name basis. My daughter wasn't doing well and did not like to attend school when we transfered her there, along with hard work and alot of teacher incouragement, she is now doing very well. I am also impressed on how good citizenship is a number one concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

My daughter has attended LTCS for the last two years. Her first grade experinence impressed me enough to want to continue there for her 2nd grade year. This has led to one disappointment after another. I've been informed that the first quarter of the school year is review of 1st grade, and she's still bringing home spelling words like 'if' and 'she'. The math homework she brings home asks her to count off the tick marks and mark how many there altogether. I'm quite disappointed in LTCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

We pulled our son out of public school at 3rd grade because he couldn't read...he didn't even know the entire alphabet! We chose liberty because we were desperate - and they provide bus service and lunches. Within 2 years, our son was reading at grade level & his self-esteem was 150% better. Thank you so much!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

Liberty did a good job teaching my kids to read in elementary level. Their elementary teaching staff is only satisfactory. The middle school program needs much improvement. The teachers do not handle discipline issues well. What started out to be a great program, I am sad to say, really has taken a turn toward mediocrity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2003

My daughter has been attending LTCS since third grade, she has been there 3 years and going on the fourth. She has not only made huge academic improvement, she loves going to school and being involved with the classroom. Mr Robinson is not only a awesome person, he has taken the extra step to getting the right teachers who care about there students succeeding in life and not just on tests. LTCS is very family oriented, they go to great lengths to make sure there students are safe and comfortable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2003

I was very happy with Liberty Traditional for several years. The elementary portion of the school is excellent. Unfortunately, the middle school leaves much to be desired. Granted, the school is still relatively new, but the students are exposed to an entirely new way of learning, which is good, but the teachers in the middle school lack patience. I found them confrontational and rude. Parent/teacher conferences are done with all the teachers present, and only one teacher speaking. I became very frustrated with the middle school, and filed several complaints. None of which were addressed. I have children attending the elementary school for the rest of the year, but I will remove them from the school before they reach middle school. I truly hope that changes are made at Liberty Traditional Charter School!


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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 69% in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

The state average for Math was 62% in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 58% in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
35%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
84%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
78%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

The state average for Math was 61% in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

2014

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
64%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 "Performing Plus".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing Plus".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Performing Plus".

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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 87% 43%
White 7% 42%
Black 4% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 89%N/A47%
Female 49%N/A49%
Male 51%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4027 N. 45th Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85031
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