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Liberty Park Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2014

Liberty park has been helping me raise my 2 children. I have a 12 year old boy who is now in the 7th grade that went to Liberty park and now i have a 7 year old 1st grader at Liberty park. We love you!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Love this school since my daughter start in first grade very nice people working at the front office also teachers it has very good programs tumbs up for liberty park elementary =]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

Liberty Park Elementary is an outstanding school with great teachers, and a fantastic dual language program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

I cannot say enough good about this school, especially since the arrival of Mr. Schneider -- who is FANTASTIC. I have two children in this school and I absolutly love it. I have not one complaint. The teachers that both my children have are excellent. Thank you, Thank you LIBERTY PARK!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

I love Liberty Park ! Office staff is GREAT, teachers are awsome, they really helped my daughter she is now doing soooo much better in school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

I love this school, my son attended this school only one year 5th grade and I have to say it was a very good experience for both , my son and I his teacher Mrs Paillasson truly cares for her children in class. That teacher is not only human she is a SUPERWOMAN truly a blessing to all those students that will be lucky to have her as a teacher please learn as much as you can from her. she is a very caring and passionate teacher . also the aftercare teacher Ms Elizabeth another blessing thanks t all @ Liberty Park keep up the good work!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

My son attend this school I hate it. Some of the teachers do care but then you have some who are just carefree. My son just turns 6years old and the teachers complain about the littlest of things he doesn't listen and not focusing before they come up with a plan to try get the kids who are not focusing to focus. Instead they immediately blaming it saying your kid need to be on medicated drugs. Boys are usually lest focus in a class than girls and at age 6 years old. I believe its an extreme. Teachers just don't want to do their job anymore because of low pay rate. What will become of our children if the economy is so bad your kid cannot get a proper education. In process of finding a new school. I feel like I am preaching to the choir with this school. My child also comes home everyday and say mom I get picked on everyday. my child also comes home almost everyday with bruises cause by these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL... I ATTENDED IT WHEN IT FIRST OPENED AND NOW MY SON ATTENDS IT. HE LOVES GOING TO SCHOOL AND HE LOVES HIS TEACHERS TOO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

One of the most organized and clean school in the area, everybody is friendly and the teacher are good giving homeworks to the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Just love it....wonderful school...wonderful teachers and a wonderful principal..
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Posted April 26, 2009

My child goes to this school and he loves it and has excelled greatly. I love his teacher. This is his first year of school and it was such a wonderful experience for him. The principal is magnificent. I am so happy with the decision that I made to put my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Why is everyone so nice and helpful? I love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

I Love Liberty Park Elementary and so does my son. I volunteer there ocassionaly and helped chaperone on all his fieldtrips.Liberty Park is a friendly and caring school and the teachers and staff members are very kind and caring.They are there for you when you need them and they really do show how much they care for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

I enjoy sending my sons to Liberty park. There are a couple of teachers that will go out of their way for my child's needs. If you cannot visit the teacher regularly then give them your email address so they CAN correspond with you about your child. I have seen a couple of teachers that need to rethink their career, but then teachers in Florida do not get paid enough, they love teaching children and they would spend out of their pocket to buy supplies for the classroom. Because the budget is so minimal. So when they do ask for a donation, please give. Every now and then bring in supplies for the class. they appreciate it. Teachers are special, they are angels full of knowledge that help your child spread their wings to fly. 'Teachers I Thank you'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I love Liberty Park Elementary. The teachers have been awesome, the school is clean and my son really does well there. No wonder it's an 'A' school and has been for years. Keep up the great work Liberty Park!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2005

Teachers, staff, and administration are first-rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

Liberty Park Elementary has been the most wonderful learning experience for my child. I look forward to sending my youngest child next year. My child looks forward to the next school day. He has loved every teacher he has had and my experience with communication between teacher and parent has been excellent. The principal and assistant principal take pride and wonderful leadership in the school. We are very happy with this school's ability to focus every child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

Liberty Park has a diverse population of students as does most of south florida's public schools. Although an A school I do find it lacking in teachers willing to go the extra mile for students. My daughter is doing well but there have been instances where she could have benefitted from more creative teaching methods. Also there seeems to be lack of communication between parents and teachers. I wish her teachers provided more communication about what is going on in the classroom (aside from asking my questions during conferences). The staff is friendly and helpful but it just seems that perhaps teaching methods need to be updated. I would also like to see a more creative approach to learning and more manipulatives/centers for primary grades. It has been a bit disappointing in my daughter's first 2 years at this school-nothing horrible but I expected more from an 'A' school.
—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 58% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

136 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 65%
Black 18%
White 11%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 79%73%61%
Master's degree 21%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. JOSEPH SCHNEIDER
Fax number
  • (561) 804-3450

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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6601 Constitution Way
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