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Liberal Sr High School

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Posted October 4, 2013

The major malfunction seems to be low standards. It only takes a D to pass or play sports."Parent teacher conferences" are a joke. All parents show up at one of two designated times and flow like a herd of animals through the halls to find classrooms and then stand in line and wait for a chance to see the teacher. You might get in, you might not. If this is any indication of how the student body is treated, it is no wonder the academics are lacking. This is strictly a diploma mill, with little thought given to anything except pushing kids through to make the graduation rate seem on par with state standards. A "D" does not get children accepted to college. It might however get a part-time, minium wage job at a fast food joint. However it was rated as a Top 10 school, so maybe I just don't understand the system. Trying out new grading system, homework does not count, only test scores, must take and retake test until passed. In fact you do not have to do homework at all unless you fail the test . If you a fail test you must go back and do all homework, retake and pass test within 10 days to move forward. The teachers only thought they were busy before. Good luck to all with that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

I taught in this school. It had some decent teachers, but wasn't doing a very good job of preparing students for college. The students and teachers were not treated with respect by the principal. It you are a parent thinking of relocating, I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 18, 2010

I have two children that graduated from this school. Concerns I voiced staff and administration were addressed quickly. There are many honors/AP classes offered, as well as dual credit classes offered through the local community college. The student population is ethnically diverse, while still primarily Judeo-Christian. The school regularly produces academic teams, such as OM, Robotics etc. that compete at the national and international level.
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Posted November 25, 2008

I graduated from Liberal High school 8 months ago and am now attending Kansas State University and stumbled across this site and wanted to voice that Liberal High is a disgrace. It doesn't even deserve a 1. It was a joke to say the least.


Posted March 31, 2008

This is the worst school my child has ever attended. I am in the military so we have had to move a lot during my career and I regret ever putting my child in such a substandard school. Teachers are very prejudiced against what they term as outsiders. I would reccommend that people who are looking for a place to live in South West Kansas eliminate Liberal from your search because you and your family will be treated as outsiders and never made to feel welcome.
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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 84% in 2012.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 85% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2009.

235 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
50%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African Americann/a
Hispanic84%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Proficient in English67%

Reading

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Hispanic85%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities65%
Proficient in English62%

Science

All Students78%
African Americann/a
Hispanic75%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in English49%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students64%
African American46%
Hispanic60%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities33%
Proficient in English34%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 69% 17%
White 21% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Black 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 71%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1611 West 2nd
Liberal, KS 67901
Phone: (620) 604-1200

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