Liberty is an amazing school! The campus is very nice! Teachers here care about teaching students! The staff here bends over backwards to help students. There are also amazing oppertunites here! There are all kids of sports, clubs, and extracurricular activites. Peforming arts here are amazing as well! I love going to Liberty!
This school is a very good school! I honestly have no idea what all these people are talking about bullying. I have not ran into bullying at all while at this school. The teachers and prinicpal are great. At Liberty, the academics are very strong and challenging, but the teachers are very willing to help you when you are struggling.
Both my boys attend this school and we have had a positive experience so far. This school is not perfect and is dealing with things that are going on in other schools in the area too, it just makes me sad to see it having such a bad rep on here. I feel there are good teachers and staff that are trying to help the students succeed and things are being done like any school to try and counteract bullying.
I have absolutely nothing good to say about this school. The bullying here is so severe that it is unbearable. The problem is that the staff does NOTHING about it. You can take a mound of proof and still nothing. At one point the principal literally told me that he thought my daughter 'asked for it' and 'attracted dram'. He literally blamed HER for getting bullied. There was actually two parents whose daughters were being bullied by the same student... nothing. They do not care. They are not going to intervene or help. If you love your child and value their safety and well-being then run as fast as you can away from this school!! They will not help protect your children!
This school is horrible and needs to restaff in the admin department. The thing is they stress about the dumbest things around the school. If you dont have school spirit tou are looked down upon or considered a rebel. Also, if your son/daughter has a situation with the staff they will gang up on you because they think that just because the satff has been there longer that they are more trustworthy then your child. Another thing is that sports are extremely expensive ($89.00) to just try-out. Most teachers are good at their job but the ones that aren't shouldn't be a teacher because they dislike the work and students. If you think this is bad im just scratching the surface of this horrible establishment. if the admin was restaffed it would make this place a lot better. All they stress is that students go to a 4 year university or like ivy league schools.
I am very unhappy with this school. First, are the many lax teachers. Expect an average of 2-3 weeks or longer for your child's homework or lab or project , or exam grade to post. Second, the sports are so hard to make a team, that unless your child is a top athlete, there will be a lot of bench sitting for the season , and if your child is mediocre in sports, they most likely won't make a team at all. But more important, my child was bullied also, like the other parents mentioned, and the behavior continued after complaints. There was no indication, that the students in question were suspended or disciplined for any of the behavior, yet it still continued & the office was notified. Why wasn't this stopped, and the kid(s) responsible should have been accountable for their bullying. Just talking to the bully isn't discipline, (especially if they repeat their behavior. ). Let me repeat that ... JUST TALKING TO THE BULLY ISN'T DISCIPLINE, and I highly doubt a short detention is going to stop an abusive bully ( bullying is abuse ) THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.
I cannot give this school a positive recommendation, I have 3 children who have attended this school, one going from 9th-12th, one going 9th-11th and one that has only attended for the 9th grade and I am moving this child out of this school. We have experienced everything from extreme bullying, without the proper guidance from administration. They are very quick to get it off of their plate it seems and do not want to accept any of the blame or responsibility. I have had numerous negative experiences with teachers themselves when it comes to a child with an IEP or special needs. To me and many other whom I have spoke with it seems like the teachers just don t want to deal with anything that is time consuming or any extra work for them that may even require a heart or some compassion with I believe all teachers and caregivers should have. Instead, they once again, just want it off their plate! I feel like they worry more about their stats then they do a child really receiving a good education. I would not recommend this school.
As a military family, my children have attended schools across the nation and we find this school to be adequate. Nothing terrible to say, but nothing great either.
wonderful school, best acadimics, and best sports espicially soccer. teachers care and advanced placement really is a challenge.
The school itself may be amazing, but the fact that the staff only care about those in athletics and or in honors classes, is a very large drawback. While attending this school, I never once was pulled aside for a 'one-on-one'/'teacher to student' talk about my falling grades. One good thing i have to say about this school is that there are special teachers there. Mrs. Neilson, a algebra teacher, always told me i could do sooo much better if i just applied myself. (at a different school the fallowing year I recieved straight A's)
We had two students attend this school and go on to college. As a military family, we had experience in several school systems in Europe and three other states before arriving in Colorado Springs. When we moved here finding a good school was a priority for us. Liberty was one of three finalists for us, and we are glad we choose this school. We would rate the entire experience a 9.9 out of ten. The only negative we observed was a revolving door for the principal, but that seems to have been corrected. We saw good, professional, and dedicated couselors, teachers, and coaches. They offered a challenging curriculum - of course, they have a few fresh air courses, so watch what your kids choose to take. We were part of an active PTO and booster club - so we'd say parent involvement is high. Bottom line? We highly recommend the school.
'How can a school be so woderful?' you ask? It is wonderful because it's Liberty, Home of the Lancers. Yes, it is truely that simple.
All three of my children have attended this school and thrived. I had one child stray from the path and with the schools help and understanding she has totally turned herself around. As a parent you you couldn't ask for a better team to work with. Any school can rate well with a good student but how a school reacts to a student that has strayed, is the most important. My child now has a 3.85 GPA at a very good 4yr college, and will be graduating with honors what more could you ask for.
Liberty has an extremely strong academic program that thoroughly prepares students for the rigors of university courses. LHS is one of the strongest in the district when it comes to Advanced Placement scores, leading students to acquire college credit while still in high school. The administration, faculty, and student body are all very friendly and welcoming of new students. LHS also has a strong athletics program, winning numerous state championships as well as being able to send student athletes to compete in national events. Various other extra-curricular activities are available for students, ranging from the performing arts and the creative arts to Science Olympiad and Knowledge Bowl to foreign language clubs and National Honor Society. At LHS, parents are also able get involved through Parents At Liberty (PALs) or one of the many booster clubs. Overall, Liberty High School would be an excellent choice for any student.
This school is in the coveted colorado springs district 20. While I found the school overall to be 'ok' having a son with special educational needs I found them to be very lacking in support systems. The counseling staff's over involvement in a divorced parent situation and refusal to follow the law concerning such issues led to my removing my son from the school. There is also a huge lack of attention to those students who don't fit into their defined box.
I enjoyed the friendships and life-skills I've generated from attending Liberty, and only for 2 years! I would recommend this HS to any prospective student, especially if you're in to soccer!
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