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6-8
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Aurora, CO
Students enrolled: 1,075
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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21500 East Dry Creek Rd
Aurora, CO 80016

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(720) 886-2400
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December 10, 2014
This school is suckes a lot and the teachers don't care about the students and don't get me started on the deans,they don't care about the bullying going on and they sweep everything under the rug.If go here Transfer now

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2014
This has been one of the most disappointing experiences of my life. I am an 8th grader at liberty. In 6th grade, I was in an advanced class with 7th graders. They were disruptive and yelled foul language in the middle of class and our teacher was gone for more than half of the year. I reported the other students behavior to the deans office and no one was called down and the behavior was never stopped or even recognized. In 7th and 8th grade, I had a different math teacher who has managed to make my experience here even worse than it already was with bullying. Over these 2 years, she has though me nothing and gives tests and quizzes on things we have yet to learn because "one of the standards is to struggle." Both the school and district are aware of this, but nothing has changed. Not only has the math been deprived but now all advanced programs are suffering. I have suffered so much though the past 3 years . The only thing that has slightly helped were some of the aim teachers I've had. If you or your child's focus is math, please find an alternative but if you want to focus on language and can deal with bullying, this school might just work for you.

- submitted by a community member
April 11, 2014
I am an 8th grader at Liberty this year and honestly, this school has changed so much in the past few years while I have been here. When I was in 6th grade, it was 'OK' because the education was not at its apex but comparing 6th and 8th, I have learned so much from this school. I am also part of the AIM program and have loved it. Its way of teaching the students to analyze and actually think is amazing because it really challenges the student. The deans do actually handle all of the problems correctly, in fact all of administration does! The teachers are friendly, do their job, and have great techniques to bolster the students in their studies.

- submitted by a community member
November 18, 2013
I was a little disappointed to hear about over 20 students smoking hookah pens with nicotine in them under their hoodies in class. I was further disappointed when I learned most of them got no more than a one day suspension. I don't think the deans office does enough to take corrective action. Other than this I think Liberty is a pretty good school and my son has enjoyed his time there.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
I really hate this school. I am going into 8th grade and let me tell you, liberty middle school is horrible! I wish I could transfer schools. There are some pretty mean people out there and teachers barely even teach! I registered for a full year elective and never got it so I was pretty angry! Now I nothing to forward to for the whole day!!!!! Transfer schools while you still have the chance!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 13, 2013
I went here for 6th grade... Let me tell you this school SUCKED I was bullied EVERYDAY! One day people told me I should go kill myself and latter that day I tried committing suicide I couldn't handle all o this bullying! The teacher don't pay attention they pay more attention to a stupid dress code they don't look for any bullying I went to counciling a few times but I noticed they could care LESS about anyone's problems this school has left scars on me and I'm actually a boy... Yeah boys cut, try committing suicide, and yes boys have problems! I would never NEVER recommend this school to ANYONE!

- submitted by a community member
June 06, 2013
i would not recommend this school. ever since i came here, i have felt incecure, their is tons of bullying at this school. even the pretty nice girld and boys get hate. plus since i came here, my grades have dropped. before i came here i was a regular 'A' and 'B' student. im not anymore. the staff is lazy,the deans could honestly care less about your problems. when i had my phone stolen, the did nothing to try and find who took it. the teachers only try to help the kids that are above average. and when you arent? well, you fail. they put on a nice face when they talk to your parents, but when they are gone, they are mean as can be. i would not go to this school

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2013
This is a very poor school if your child is not highly verbal and gifted. Children who struggle and need extra help will be lost here. Bullying is a part of the culture at this school and is tolerated by the teachers who choose not to "see" what goes on in the classes, the hallways and the buses. The bullying starts with the staff however who marginalize the students who need caring teachers. Is the school too big? Yes. Are the teachers over worked? Probably. Is the administration challenged? It really is hard to pinpoint the problem! We had one child attend here... It was miserable for the whole family but we stuck it out for two years. I wish we could take back those two years. We choiced our youngest into a different middle school. I would not choose Liberty.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2012
This school has been a disappointment to my family.I have been in Cherry Creek District for 4 years and have not been impressed with Liberty at all.I have changed schools recently.My son failed 6&7 grade and was only suggested to attend costly after school tutoring programs for help.Tuesday and Thursday after school help is all that is offered if your child is struggling.The teachers only help the kids that are a success already and let the others struggling fail and fall behind.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2012
This school is okay, but not the best school at all. The teachers can onestly care less about you, all teachers and staff are EXTREMLLY unorganized. The teachers say something then give a test, i would NOT recommend to take your child to this school.

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2012
Liberty has not been my favorite schools so far. I am an 8th grader there and i literally cannot wait to go to high school. Its almost there! Just 5 more months! A lot of kids at our school get bullied on a daily basis and they do not do anything about it. I have went down to the counciling office about 3 times and they could have cared less about my problems. Also about 70% of the teachers are mean and selfish. Ms. Ladouceur is the best teacher i have ever had. But thats about only the coolest, organised, and connecting teacher out there beyond Liberty. If your thinking about taking your child to liberty, you can, but i wouldn't reccomend it!!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2011
I love Liberty! I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. I don't even know what other people are saying. Liberty is amazing. They have a really good theater program. I am in AIM and all of the teachers are fabulous.

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2010
I have hated every single year that I have spent at this school, some the aim teachers(all of the 8th grade teachers, and the 6th grade reading teacher) are the only things that I have enjoyed. I would not recommened sending your child to this school. I have been bullied constantly, yet administration has done nothing about it,even when my parents have come into the school to try to handle the problems. Even the blond,pretty,blue-eyed cheerleader will get picked apart horribly. I have called my mom from the bathroom crying, and every one at the school whose opinion I have personally heard has been a negative.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 29, 2010
i love ms.docksey she is so nice and she does treat us like people not children!

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 17, 2010
I am a 6th grader at liberty and let me say that the staff are one of the most amazing teachers I have ever had. I will be prepared for the rest of my education because of Liberty, so thank you guys

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2009
I've had a great time and a good education here.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
well lets just say i cannot wait to leave this school. there is some good teachers but most just like to say how scary high school is going to be. im an 8th grader and they still treat us like children. for example they have forty security guards looking at our dress code but not actually looking for students doing bad. And also the gum rule kind of ridiculous! we know how to keep it in our mouths! deal with it teachers!! I have one really good teacher that treats us like were supposed to be treated and thats mrs docksey!

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2009
i am a 8th grade aim student here at liberty and the overall system: administration, security, ect. is extremely unorganized. I cant wait to leave!

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2008
Teachers lack the ability and desire to create an enviroment conducive to a Good Learning Experince ... This ultimately lends itself to the kids not learning the basics needed to compete in a Real World , Competitive Enviroment . This School epitomizes the Failures of our Public School System !!!

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2008
We're relocating, but I did want to leave a positive comment about Liberty. The nature of middle schools make them tough to suit all students, but my daughter excelled in the GT (gifted program) and she'll be ONE year ahead at her new school. That's a bummer for her, but indicative of the strong GT program. My son also attended 3 years in the standard program. The classes were not nearly as good as his sister's and I feel that faculty leadership could turn this around. With a new school opening, it will take down the population of this large middle school and that in itself will help the staff/faculty/students get back on the track to excellence. My children will be well prepared for new schools in another state due to Liberty MS, so for that, thanks Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2008
We've had 2 children attend this school. Our first had a good experience and the majority of teachers and staff seemed genuinely concerned about his academic sucess. Since then, our 2nd child has had a different experience. Turn over in general seems to be an issue now. Some of the teachers that previously seemed dedicated to their mission now seem indifferent and just going through the motions. I've also noticed an increase in vague and subjective grading criteria for 'presentation' assignments in a variety of classes. I don't see that as a good way to prepare students for high school where the grading criteria is much more rigid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2008
Our third child will be leaving Liberty this year, and it can't come too soon. The teachers don't care, won't respond to the most basic requests and lack either the ability or the desire to see all students find success. The administration is a revolving door and those who stay are inneffective and incapable of doing the right thing. As an experienced educator, I believe that this school fails on every level that counts. I found almost everyone (save for a few caring souls) heartless, egotistical and lazy.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2008
My son has been at Liberty for 3 years, and I'm so glad he's almost done. The expectations are very high but there's little or no support for 'average' students to raise their grades. Powerschool is a joke, it is seldom updated, and when it is it's inaccurate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2008
I would NOT recommend Liberty! My son completed 3 yrs at Liberty & it was 3 yrs of dealing w/overly controlling, inexperienced teachers who lack the skills to deal with middle school students. Besides the lack of a positive learning environment, administration perpetuated the culture of fear by using confrontational and punitive methods to deal with any and all discipline issues within the school. The AIM program is a joke--any child can be accepted. It just takes a parent to make a phone call to the administration. Also, there are no honors classes offered to students outside of AIM. Let us hope that the new principal for the 2008-09 school year will do what is needed & make some real changes. I have a GT 4th grader at a feeder school that is suppose to attend Liberty--he will be attending Sky Vista Middle School instead.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 17, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2007
We've had two kids at Liberty. It is a great school with all kinds of programs for kids (AVID, AIM, etc.). The teachers are great and I love their sports because everyone makes the team.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2007
We were advised by my daughters teacher to place her at Liberty due to its outstanding academic program,teachers are fantastic, administration leaves a lot to be desired.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
One child just completed 3 years at Liberty Middle School in the AIM program. Have been very pleased with academics, staff and enviroment. Would like to see more extracurricular activities and social activities for all grades. Would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
Overall, I am satisfied. I have only had one teacher that has yet to communicate back with me which is frustrating, especially when we were called in to a parent-teacher conference regarding her difficulty in adjustment to new school and new state. She validated that my daughter had more to give but 'just gave enough', which I agreed with. But, in a time where many parents don't make the effort to care, one would think that when parents do express concern and desire to help their child through the rough spots, the teacher would at least respond. My daughter is a minority and has never been made to feel she is unsafe. I have had good experience with all other teachers....

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2007
This school is not very good. The AIM program is good though. Some parents say that it is confidence flushing, but that is not true. If a student tries, then it is very easy to succeed. And there is no extra credit because AIM prepares kids for life, and in life, there is not extra credit. The problem I have with this school is the limited understanding of self defense. Also, some teachers are very poor instructors.

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 01, 2007
I have had nothing but issues with this school, since day one, A lot of fighting, not enough security guards on duty. I am not happy with this school at all. I am currently looking into moving my child now! He is a honor roll student.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
Aim program is good but I feel that it limits children as they are unable to do extra credit if they want to. I can't believe this program does not allow for the students to increase their grades if in their minds it is needed. It stifles their creativity and indicates that a lower grade is just as good if you are in AIM and I don't agree. Children should have that option whether in AIM or regular classes to maintain the grade point average they hope to have.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
I go to this school and I love it! I always fell safe. Thanks Liberty Middle School!

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2006
My daughter has been going to liberty for the past 2 years and it has been a great experience. The teachers are very good and the kids feel safe.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2006
MOST teachers are wonderful. But, there are a number of instructors and administrators who are missing communication skills, follow-through, leadership skills.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2006
Great experience so far, My daughter is in 6th grade. However, wish I had more info. on the AIM program. Some kids are really struggling, some do great. Not much info. given to parents about the program.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
Availability of music art etc quite good. Not so responsive to new kids esp from different cultures - we are considering removal as grades are falling.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
Liberty Middle School has been the best place for me to learn.

- submitted by a former student
August 02, 2005
Liberty is a great school overall. Class sizes are average. The building is goregous and in great condition. However, I feel that they are sometimes to strict when it comes to discipline.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
Definitely not impressed. My child is in the AIM program and I am disgusted with it. It is a confidence flushing program. Challenge is not giving typically 'A' students 'C''s & 'D''s. I find some of the teachers rather unresponsive.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
Definitely not impressed. My child is in the AIM program which I understood to be more 'college-like' in material presentation. Truth? It is a homework intensive, confidence flushing program. Some of the teachers don't even respond to your e-mail.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
Fabulous school. Wish they had more extra curricular activities other than sports such as debate team.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
Liberty middle school parent involvement is non-existant. They expect these children to perform and behave as adults yet do not give the resources and adult would have available in the job force. They have their 'homework' hot line which is never updated and the 'power school' - with a space for teachers comments but you will not find any. I do not feel it is the schoold responsibility to raise my child, but it is their responsibility to give me the tools and feed back i need to do it. Do i need to go to school daily to get the information i need?

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2004
I very much do not reccomend this school to anyone. Liberty is still a new school and hasn't caught up to all the rules that other schools follow like Thunder Ridge Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2003
I have been extremely impressed with the quality of the teachers at Liberty. I would highly recommend this school to anyone! Great job, Liberty!

- submitted by a parent
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21500 East Dry Creek Rd, Aurora, CO  80016
(720) 886-2400
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