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Liberty Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 939 students

 

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Posted January 27, 2014

This is an extremely BAD school, Teachers pretend that the children are doing great and that they are at the top of the class, and when you ask the child a question, he/she doesn't know anything. The Principal does nothing to better the school and the front office staff (most) are rude and arrogant. This is a "D" grade school, If it wasnt because I teach advanced stuff to my child he wouldnt know anything. Im glad that my child will go to a better school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2013

This school is the worst school ever. This is the second year dealing with them and its no better then last year. Instead of them getting to the bottom of a problem and trying to fix it they sent me a letter saying that they will take away his field trips for the year. haven't even talked to the teacher yet so I feel that this is a little extreme. My son won't tell on another kid if they do something to him because he gets in trouble not the other kid. This is not how a school should be ran and I think that they should listen to all sides and then decide and not just dismiss the child that is having a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2012

I think that Liberty is the WORSE school that a child can go to. Some staff members are extremely rude to parents and children alike. The principal does absolutely nothing to solve issues and the school dropped a grade as of last year. Thank God that this is my first and last year ever having to deal with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

Excellent school. A School for many years. Many student shows and performances. Principal is visible. School looks new. School newsletter and website is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2010

my son is very happy in his school:good teachers,good staff,we the parents are always informed through either newsletters or voice mail. satisfaction ++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

The teachers are wonderful... My Children love this school and it shows when in the past 4 years my son has been on the honor roll because of the positive influence of the teaching staff there. I love this school and the way that the communication flows with teachers, students and parents!! They deserve to win!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My children love this school! Great teachers who care about my kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Liberty is like home away from home.I love this school,All the staff,students,and principles really make this a great school and warm.'Way to go Liberty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

'A' school and we work hard to keep it that way with support from parents, teachers, and staff. Love you Liberty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The faculty and staff are amazing. We love Liberty Elementary!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

My son has been attending Liberty since kindergarde. He will be graduating fifth grade in the summer. Liberty has been able to structure their curriculum to create balance in my son's life. The parents are always informed and involved in the school's activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

because it has alot of resources and teachers organized communit events outside their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Liberty is an awesome school. I love the teachers and the staff! There are some wonderful people working at this school. My daughter loves it there and feels very secure and happy!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

They do a lot with so little, amazing staff....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

My daughter is in 1st grade and has been at this school since kindergarten. Her teacher Ms. Johnson is absloutley wonderful andlast year Ms. Shapanka was great as well. I feel as is this is one of the best schools for a child to go to they strive so hard for these children to be the best that they can be. My daughter loves it here and i cant blame her, she was student of the month last month and she was so excited. I feel as if this school is giving my daughter the tools that she needs to be successful in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

My husband and I are parents and teachers. Liberty Elementary is an excellent school. Learning is alive and the teachers love what they do. The children are excited to go to school. The beginning years are wonderful as they learn in a hands-on atmosphere, with their classrooms full of the joyful noise of happy children, and the walls and windows decorated with the children's artwork. The children feel that it really is their school and that they belong. They have a strong PTA. The Principal is such a nice fellow, and he is a daddy of a young one, as well. The assistant Principal is strong and handles all issues along with a support staff that really works as a team. The principal trusts the teachers to do their job, and he treats them with respect. The teachers are happy, so the children are happy! We love it! A++++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

Has it's strengths and its weaknesses. Strength: principal - does all that he can to provide the best. Our expereiences have been great teachers. Qualified and caring! involved pta-good team! weaknesses are the lacking budget which equals to lacking necessary supplies and tools and the non-invloved parents. So weaknesses are not that of liberty but of the educational system & parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

My children have been at Liberty for many years, basically since it was 'born'. We were pretty lucky with the teachers they had, but that is pretty much it. The rest is just it - the rest. Unless requested I don't feel that the children get much opportunity to advance. And I'm sorry that the 5th graders do not get opportunities for trips and more rewarding activities when they worked so hard to get there. I understand they want to be fair to the lower income families, however the children should get the opportunity to go to St. Augustine's or Busch Gardens, or somewhere else in fifth grade. Unless you are a parent that stays on top of what is going on, Liberty can make you feel like something more could be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2007

I feel the school is doing just enough to get by. The childern are not challanged and get bored. Other school's in the district seem to have more educational tools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2006

Every person who works there is clearly part of a team and it shows in the students performance. The principal is one of the best I've ever met. Extracurricular activities are lacking only because of district budget. We as parents need to volunteer more of our time if we expect more.
—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 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

154 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 48% 23%
Hispanic 29% 29%
White 16% 42%
Asian 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%53%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Levine
Fax number
  • (754) 322-6790

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2450 Banks Rd
Margate, FL 33063
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