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K-6
Public district
Scottsdale, AZ
Students enrolled: 591
 

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5125 E. Marilyn Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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(602) 449-6200
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August 27, 2013
My 3 kids have attended this school since kindergarten. We never had a problem when Mr. Davis was the principal. My kids absolutely loved the school. Last year they took away all the good teachers and Mr. Davis and brought in a bunch of new teachers and a new principal, Mrs. Roberson. We were not happy at all! The teachers that all 3 of my kids got were not caring towards my kids and when I spoke to them I was treated rudely. One of the teachers told me my child was depressed, had ADD and too fat and needed to be put in special ed classes. This made me furious! My youngest was bringing home referrals weekly for things that were simply unheard of. Like running home from school or dripping his water bottle on the ground as he was walking home, etc. We decided to move districts completely. My kids are happier now then ever before and their grades are wonderful. Also, my child that liberty told me needed special ed classes has gotten an A on every paper and test so far and told me she is a wonderful student. So, good luck to you all.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
My two children just started this year. My first impression was Meet the Teacher and I liked that Meet the Teacher had access to the classrooms and the ice cream social that was included. Our last PVUSD school had classrooms closed which resulted in jam-packed hallways and overall chaos. On the first day, the specials teachers were assisting with getting the kids where they needed to be and were super helpful. After school, the same teacher saw me wandering aimlessly and even volunteered to go find my kid (she remembered her from the morning) to tell her where to find me. Drop-off is seamless. Pick-up is decent, but could be better if children were more organized on where to stand. I'm not a fan of the 1-3 grade orientations all starting at the same time. I'm having to choose which orientation to go to, because they both start at 6pm on the same night. When I called the office, the admin responded: "I don't know what to tell you, we've split up 1-3 and 4-6 so it was worse last year." Not sure how that helps me. Anyway, overall I like the school and my kids are really enjoying it so I give it four stars.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
Liberty is a wonderful school! The staff, teachers, and principal, Mrs. Roberson are incredible. Our child is challenged, engaged, learning so much, amazing us every day with the things he says and does....and also enjoys the experience and looks forward to school every day. We are in our 2nd year there, and very excited for our other child to be part of the Liberty family next year.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2012
My daughter began attending Liberty after three years at Blessed Pope John XXIII in Scottsdale. I know it is odd going from a private to a public school but she was not receiving the level of support I would have expected based on bullying incidents. Not only did she successfully make the transition, she is thriving. The cirruculum is more difficult than a private school and she is challenged academically every day. She loves her teachers, her new friends and feels safe; everything a parent could ask for in a school. The staff have been incredibly supportive and we have regular communication with them. A great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2012
My children are currently attending Liberty and they really love it. Their teachers are the best and are very attentive to their educational needs. Dr. Davis, our Principal, is leaving and we are very sadden by this news. However, we know that the parents and the outstanding teachers of this school will overcome this sad news and we know this school will remain at its top notch standing because of the parents and the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2012
It was just announced that Dr. Davis is leaving Liberty for a new school near Desert Ridge next school year, which explains a lot. He's obviously been phoning it in all year, and the staff is politicking for the chance to move with him. His lack of dedication to the community he is leaving behind speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2011
My children moved to Liberty last year and I could not be any more pleased or impressed with the experience they are having. Liberty brings together visionary leadership, caring teachers who are skilled in differentiating instruction, and a caring staff and community. An amazing school!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
I attended Liberty from Kindergarten to 6th grade. I am now a Junior in high school and will never forget the memories I made there. Every child should be lucky enough to be a part of a school like Liberty Elementary. The teachers were superb, the field trips were so unique and exhilarating and the school itself was immaculate. I am so grateful to the Dr. C (former principal) and all the teachers for having a part in shaping the person I am today! I'll leave you with the assembly chant i'll never forget........ "We're from Liberty, couldn't be prouder...and if you don't believe us, we'll shout a little louder!"

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2010
My son has had a wonderful experience in Mrs. Wagner's pre-K class. It is an incredible program that has prepared him for Kindergarten in so many ways. I am so glad that we found the program. We like the school so much, we open enrolled him so he can continue there for Kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2010
I have a child in fifth grade and in Kndergarten and I could not be happier. My children are experiencing a healthy and supportive environment. The teachers are very helpful and honest. They love to share my children's strengths and help develop in weaker areas. I make sure to volunteer and all I ever see is enthusiastic children. Every child is encouraged to share. I also like the foundation of their 3 B's, Be Safe Be Respectful and Be Resposible. The children seem to respond and apply this. We have had some issues with aids on the playground, but I use these experiences to teach my children how to deal with authority. I am also impressed with the Administrative Staff, Lisa and Maryann, they deal with the children well and know EVERY child's name! Mr. Davis is well suited at Liberty, he is WONDERFUL with the children and the parents.

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February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 06, 2009
The principal, Drew Davis, is very interested in the students and does a great job motivating them to do their best as well as be mindful of responsibility, safety and being respectful. The teachers are truly caring and the parent involvement is incredible. Despite budget cuts recently, I think the school is doing remarkably well in focusing on the child's overall education. My child has somewhat special needs and I have had nothing but genuine interest, courteousness, and helpfulness from the teachers, counselors, and the nurse. I see great improvement in his learning and amazed at what he does in just starting second grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2009
this is a great school i love this school it is the best of all that i have seen and i have seen like all of them

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
My son completed Kindergarten this year (07-08). We were very pleased with the school. His teacher Mrs. Boyd was phenomenal. We could not have asked for a better experience for him. There is also a very high level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 28, 2008
This school works with children of all levels and helps each one achieve their potential. The parent involvment is exceptional.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2008
I went to Liberty from K-6th Grade between 1979 and 1985. I loved the school and my teachers so much that now I have my son enrolled. He's in Kindergarten (Ms. Carter's class) and he LOVES it! He has learned to read and write just since the beginning of Kindergarten. Awesome! We love you Liberty!

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April 15, 2008
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March 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2008
Both of our children attended Liberty from kindergarten through 6th grade. We loved the teachers, the staff, the community and couldn't have asked for a better experience. We particularly loved Ms. Yelas, Mrs. Boyd, Mrs. Miller and the entire 6th grade team. My children were well prepared to move on to junior high and high school because of the dedication of the staff. I would recommend Liberty to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
I must say, as a single mom of 6, my twins who are in 6th grade are ok with liberty.I was just about to pull my children away from Liberty because of a very aloof Dr.londer who did not take any intrest in my questions about why he had called me to discuss my childrens behaivor, and did not show up twice for a parent meeting with him. But then a very nice pricipal, Mr.Drew Davis showed up. H e is very nice, so my children say. But yesterday my kids told me that one of them had called anothet kid a mean word and that kid had thrown a rock at his foot. My child told me he had gotten yelled at harshly by one of the aids and that a ton of kids get yelled at by recess/playgroun supervisors.Rather than that the learning is great!

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
Liberty is a good school but I am concerned about the class sizes. Although the average class size that is listed on this website match up to other public schools in Arizona, my daughter has 27 children in her class in first grade! I feel that this is far too many children in a class for that age. Not to mention that there are some special needs children in the class to add to the teacher's challenges.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
Liberty is an exceptional school. My daughters have attended for 5 years. The teachers are dedicated and work wonderfully with me and the girls.They are never bothered when I call or stop by and talk to them. The girls are excited about the new things they learn on a daily basis.Our experience has not been traumatic and the girls far exceeded our expectations. Thank You. An Invoved Parent!

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May 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
I couldn't ask for more in public education.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2006
My son, my husband and I love this school. His Kindergarten teacher Ms Ayres was the best and he enjoyed everyday. He was sad to see it end. As family we found Liberty to be the best!

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2005
Liberty Elementary has a lot to offer to its students. Most of the teachers would be considered excellent in my book. Notable standouts include Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Simpson, Mr. Kautenberger, Mrs. Yelas, and Mrs. Scibienski. Besides great educators, Liberty has an exceptional array of extracurricular activities, including chorus, band, and strings, as well as a decent after-school program. The school itself casts an aura of learning that would make anyone proud. Probably the only downside to the school is the front office staff. They are not particularly friendly. Dr. Londer, the principal, also has a tendancy to seem uninterested when potential concerns are brought to his atttention. Honestly, I have not had much to be concerned about, so I can overlook those flaws. Five stars overall.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2005
Great teachers and faculty staff. Wonderful recreational facilities.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
Liberty has great parent involvement. The office staff takes their job to heart and knows most of the students by name. My child has had only positive remarks about her teachers,staff and classmates. All day K gave her the groundwork to become an excellent student who's reading skills are above par. Her first grade teacher stated that she has many students in her class that read very well and she attributes it to the full day K. I do disagree with the principal's 'thumbs up' awards as it is not fair to the child who has a quieter nature vs those who crave attention and only do 'good deeds' when someone is watching them.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2005
Very focused on test scores and their test scores are very good, but not as focused on the child and diverse learning styles as other schools. Although the kids end up learning, I'm not sure the school can create lifelong learners who are motivated to learn on their own with this approach.

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August 08, 2005
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July 15, 2005
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May 16, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
April 02, 2005
Liberty is an excellent public school. I did two years of research before moving to this area based on the schools alone. My daughter does very well at this school, she is a very high acheiver and Liberty helps with programs that specialize towards her and her needs (though only after a voicing a concern that she was being left behind and was not being challenged enough). I do feel however that the faculty could be a bit more helpful in allowing students to organize and follow through with community projects, and the Honor's Classes here, well quite frankly, needs to be geared back to the academic levels. I realize this is an elementary school, but this is the level where thier furture desire for continuing education blooms. 3rd grade is not too soon to begin prepping for college, yet that extent of education seems to be parent guided.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2005
I have been a Liberty Parent for 5 yrs. My oldest son was encouraged by Karen Kennedy and the honors program. She gave him the confidence and knowledge to handle the 'beyond Liberty' honors program. She is a fantastic teacher and a beautiful person. My youngest son has had teachers that really care about him as an individual. As a single parent, their 'helping hand' approach has been a real comfort. Thanks Ms. Yeals, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Kennedy and Dr. Londer!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2005
We have had our son at Liberty for five years and our younger son is soon to be enrolled in Kindergarten. We have had such great experiences with the teachers, staff and administration. Our son is an honors student there and it is because of his first grade teacher that we were encouraged to place him in honors; which he has excelled at. The environment and the surrounding community is just awesome and we love our neighborhod. Liberty does an outstanding job at prevention and interaction with different community aspects and the kids love their school - which is brand new by the way; rebuilt in 2003.

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January 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
My children have attended Liberty Elementary School for the past two years. They have had excellent teachers and have had an excellent experience at the school. We have been very happy with the principal, Dr. Gary Londer, the front office staff, the nurse, and the teaching staff. My children have especially enjoyed the annual grade level fieldtrips. My children attended a charter school for the first several years, and we were impressed with the quality of education they have received from this public school. My son has also benefited from the speech program and before-school reading classes. We would highly recommend this school .

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2004
Great school. Excellent after school programs. Low student to teacher ratios.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
We have three children attending Liberty and have been very pleased with the teachers especially Ms. Yelas. Two of the children have had her for their teacher. I would also like to comment on the after school kindergarten program. Even though I am happy to see the all day kindergarten become effective next year, the teachers have done an excellent job this year and I thank you. Everyone I know has a very high regard for this school and think they do their very best.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2004
Our son is in Kindergarten. We love his teacher, Mrs. Anderson. Dr. Londer, the principal, is excellent. He focuses on reading. The kids seem to know him which, I believe, means he gets out of his office and meets them. Our son's first experience in school was important to us. I could not be happier with his experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
Dr. Londer empowers his teachers to teach and make decisions om the classroom. The thumbs up program is a positive motivating factor in promoting excellent behavior and an atmosphere and safety and learning. Tisha Diffie

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Liberty Elementary School
5125 E. Marilyn Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85254
(602) 449-6200
Last modified Liberty Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Liberty Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top