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Liberty Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1059 students

 

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Posted February 1, 2012

My nephew is a student at Liberty and he's been bullyin and the teachers haven't do anything right now today he was beat up at the bathroon and nobody did anything, neither the bus driver right now he is having breakdowns because of this TEACHER SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO THIS


Posted January 4, 2011

This school is not terrible Of course all your schools will have clicks (racial and social regarding this school) As far as academics go, they definitely excel in most of what they do. From what I say, I found it to be a little competitive. I love school but it was taught harshly, and I got stressed easily. The teachers push you to be excellent, but not in the best way in my opinion. The school is great but the work load is pretty big. I wouldn't have time to do much other than to do homework and sleep after school and sometimes on the weekend If I wanted all A's (which I barely made). Most of the work I was doing was busy work and make up work b/c my teacher was behind in her curriculum. When all is said and done I don't remember a lot of the work I did b/c there was SO much. I don't remember too much of what I learned. But I do remember the experience.


Posted September 22, 2009

Strong PTA and teacher communication
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

This School is an amazing school! All the teachers are caring and attempt to help students any way they can. There are great extracurricular programs and there is a great student body! I love this school, and look foward to another great year here at liberty
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2009

this school is terrible! it couldnt be worse!!! the teachers are very uncaring and there is no principle leadership!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2007

My son went to Liberty Middle School during his 6th and half of 7th grade school year, and I really appreciate this school. The school he is attending currently, is not compared to Liberty. I am thinking of moving my son out of his current school, because I don't see the commitment from the teachers there as I did with Liberty. The principal ensures that the school is ran at it's best and the teachers really care about the students education. It's a great school. Way to go Liberty!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2007

My second child will be graduating from Liberty in a week's time. How I will miss this school! Liberty Middle School is phenomenal in how much it fosters a family, loving environment. It has a large student population but feels like a small family oriented school. I know so many of the teachers, students and parents. The teachers are in touch with you every step of your child's academic performance. Excellent academic curriculum, advanced, honors, extra curricular activities. I love being around the school. It is a warm, welcoming environment. I told one parent that I am going to be so sad when my child leaves, I might have to adopt another middle school child, so there is reason to show up every morning.I did not want to move out of the area because I wanted to keep my child at Liberty. Liberty pride runs deep.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

Fantastic school. Liberty is a model school and one of the few real bright spots in public education. Solid administration, really strong and supportive faculty, and high academic standards. What a formula.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

Liberty is an awesome school where academics and the success of every student is taken ito consideration. Liberty offers a regular, advanced, honors, and gifted track. Liberty has been an 'A' since it's existence. The music program is phenomenal which includes chorus, band, and orchestra. The extracurricular activities are excellent, and promote team work. The parental involvement is phenomenal during all times of the year. The overall administration is excellent, and the teachers try and treat each child as if they were their own. When you walk on Liberty's campus, without a doubt you will sense something special about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

Liberty is a wonderful school with excellent leadership. What a shame it will be for that school when the it is a victim of the re-districting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2005

Love this school! Great administration and faculty. Tremendous parent involvement. Liberty is only in it's 4th year but has been graded and A school every year.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 53% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
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 47% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
91%
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 78% in 2012.

408 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "A".
  • 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 39%
Hispanic 26%
Black 25%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 145%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 210%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%67%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%0%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES AMMIRATI
Fax number
  • (813) 558-1184

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
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17400 Commerce Park Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647
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