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Liberty Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted May 11, 2014

Liberty is an excellent school. I team is amazing. Most teachers are very involved. Fcla incredible..more schools should consider..how positive this program is! Need to post activities on FB and organize open house better. <MAJOR CONFUSION for students and parents entering 6th grade and not enough time to set up evrything?!??just type up a full checklist/in order!overall 5 stars! regististong..o had to help several fellow parents! overall 5 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

If your child struggle at school there is a solution - Liberty Middle School ! This school introduced newest version of "No child left behind" program called " I Team". Next year the whole school will become one big team. This will take away huge amount of burden called teaching from teachers shoulders !Try not to pay attention to extremely confused about this program kids and parents. There is bunch of hard working kids anyone can always depend on and they will do all the work to raise your child grades and the school ranking otherwise they will be punished with lower grades as a "team member"... If even this wont help you can always be sure that there will be some hands holding and teacher and kids praying going on at the school hallways( yes! in public school !). Good luck !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

My child really enjoys this middle school. Of course the principal really does try to push the little "iteam" program (mainly in existence to help the kids that have difficulty learning in a classroom setting). Curriculum is not challenging but I don't blame the school rather the new "Core Curriculum" Standards that the state of Georgia has adopted. The band program is great, contrary to the last poster, all kids are evaluated and tested by other music teachers from outside the school to see what fits them best. If the parent were to attend a band meeting they would understand the procedures..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2013

I agree with the earlier poster. The principal has no control over the school. Ludicrous "policies" that are set in stone. More concerned about their band trophies than letting kids play what they want. Ridiculous, self-centered egomaniacs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2012

Most wonderful learning experience my child has ever had, and I am so happy and proud to be a part of this team!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2012

My son has attended several schools across the United States due us being in the military. This is the WORST school he has ever attended. Everything is done on who you know. If you want on the football team, you have to either played the year before, be on the booster, or coaches son. The principal has NO control over the staff. It is a shame.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

Great area to live and a wonderful teaching staff. My son has had a great middle school experience. I hope the high school is up to the same standard.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

This is an awesome school and love it. I have been a student here since 2007 and i haven't stopped loving it since i have been here. The teachers are awesome and know exactly what there talking about and most of them even have there doctors degree. There are plenty of extra curricular activities to do including some great sports. Liberty has gotten several awards for our crcts and plenty of others. Anybody would be crazy not to go to this school. The lunches are awesome they staff is nice and it's a school in which you can learn and have fun at the same time. So why don't you come check it out. Thanks
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

Turnover at the school is so high that it's almost like its a new school every year...With new faces. The school will never improve until it has new leadership. Extracurricular activities--everything this parent mentioned is offered at almost every school. It happens to be a state law that for a student to participate in athletics, they must have reached the seventh grade. So that's not liberty's idea. I also believe the minimum grade average is also a requirement at most or all Georgia schools to remain on an athletic squad.


Posted September 4, 2006

This is a great school for your child to attend. My child attends this school and she loves it. She is in many groups that Liberty has to offer. They have cheerleading, basketball, football, many clubs also band and chorus. If you are in 6th grade you can be in groups but they want you to be more experienced with the way the school works before you can try out for any squads such as football, basketball, or cheerleading. they are really strick on your grades and the dress code. If you are on a squad you have to maintain a high c average. As you can see, this is a really good school. They offer you so much and give you so many chances to improve and be the best you can be and also be able to have fun at the same time. So come join Liberty Middle Patroits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

This is a horrible school. No physical activity whatsoever for most kids. P.E. Only offered one quarter a year to kids in band or chorus. No outside space for kids if they don't play football. Poor teacher quality. A ridiculous rotating block schedule where everyday kids have different academic classes at different times of the day. They only have instruction in academic classes two or three times a week (it alternates). Principal is nonexistant and cancels school events without informing parents. 8Th grade field trip cancelled. 8Th grade breakfast cancelled. They use kids to raise money for local and national charities but don't have outside lunch benches. Outside play equipment. Any recesses whatsoever. Go to a school if you must in forsyth in the southern part of the county. Better educated teachers (they actually will use proper grammer and syntax), there will be more emphasis on academics and the arts .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I taught at this school it's opening year in 2002-03. I was very impressed by its organization and the challenging curriculum it offered to students. Helping students succeed and be their best was a pleasure. However, the administration is a big disappointment. While the principal knows her job well, she is very ruthless and extremely manipulative. Her tyranical reputation has sunk teacher morale, and the school has lost a lot of good teachers as Liberty continues to suffer from high turnover.
—Submitted by a teacher


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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 92% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 96% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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The state average for English Language Arts was 93% in 2013.

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The state average for Math was 90% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 95% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 85% in 2013.

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The state average for Social Studies was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 94% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 97% in 2013.

296 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 74% in 2013.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 78% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests (CRCT) in reading, social studies, science, English language arts and math in grades 3 through 8. The CRCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 82% in 2012.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

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The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 44%
Hispanic 12% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 37%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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