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Liberty Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 708 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2013

Very involved parents and caring teachers. The school is large but the faculty and staff go out of their way to know each child. The spanish immersion program is out of this world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

All my children think about is getting back to school because they have so much fun. The challenges they face make them so proud of themselves and they can't wait to get home and show us what they have learned. Could not be more pround of my children and their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

I know it's just the first full week and my child's 1st year at this school but I am not really impressed. There has been nonstop miscommunication and already bombarded with fundraisers. If it stays this way it will ruin everything good they have going on. Ridiculous having so many things thrown at you before we have even had time to settle into a new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Great school but sadly the people that live closet to school cant get in because of overcrowding. Last year I had issues getting mine in and live about a mile away. This year a friend had same issues. Very happy with school just sad we had to fight for it. Other than that there has been no issues. So if you live in zone for this school keep fighting until you get in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is our 4th year at Liberty and I can't say enough wonderful things about it. We love the staff, teachers, and administrators. They're amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

Liberty was a so-so school. My son's first two years had him in a combined class where the teacher really cared then they put him in a single grade class where the teacher did not challenge him at all and his test scores went down. The administration did not communicate with parents and overall it was very frustrating. I am glad my child no longer attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2010

I love Liberty because my daughter loves Liberty and all of her teachers! They also have a great attitude and seem to really enjoy their job! Thank you teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

We love our school at Liberty, we have great students,parents,teachers and a great cafeteria staff that prepares healthy meals for our students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

Liberty is the best school. We are really grateful for the wonderful teachers, the Principal is GREAT and all the staff is very nice. Excelent Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

We have great students, parents and teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

We have had such a positive experience at Liberty. The teachers are awesome. They love the children, encourage them to aim high, and provide opportunities for them to excel. They also make learning fun. My daughter is excited to go to school everyday (so far anyway - she is in kindergarten :-))
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Liberty is an awesome school!! The faculty and staff make learning fun. The students are happy and excited to go to school. They also have a Spanishe Immersion Program where students are taught in Spanish for half of the day everyday!! It is awesome!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

The teachers are great! They give lots of encouragement and set high goals. They also continue to learn new ways to teach. My daughter will miss them when she moves on to middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

At Liberty, we all love kids and work together as a strong team
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

We love Liberty! The teachers & staff create a fun learning envirmonment for our kids. The Spanish Immersion program is out of this world. We are so blessed to have this program at Liberty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Because it is extremely well run, and learning is fun and exciting for all of the children. The teachers are all great and have high expectations for their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I have had great experiences for all of my children there, all the teachers, staff and PTA. They have a great thing going here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Great students, staff, & parents all working together to provide the best education for our kids today and tomorrow, too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Liberty's teacers and staff work hard to create a good learning environment for our kids. the school offers wonderful programs for the students and families, and incorporates extra programs in the regular schedule like Spanish and Drama.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

Liberty provides the best teaching techniques, thanks to wonderful, collaborating teachers. The kids look forward to this schools activities and events, because they are well planned and give them something more than just hanging out with friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 44% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

The state average for Language Mechanics was 54% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
53%
Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 49% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 44% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 47% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 59% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
71%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 36% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
38%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
African American50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners33%

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
African American28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learners33%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Language Mechanics

All Students67%
Female67%
Male67%
African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a

Math

All Students50%
Female47%
Male53%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
African American32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students69%
Female63%
Male77%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities29%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female52%
Male38%
African American21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male47%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Social Studies

All Students70%
Female78%
Male64%
African American43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students20%
Female28%
Male14%
African American14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White20%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities13%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, and continuing in 2012-2013, Kentucky used the Kentucky Performance Rating for Educational Progress (K-PREP) tests to assess students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and mathematics, 4 and 7 in science, 5 and 8 in social studies, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 11 in writing, and 4, 6, and 10 in language mechanics. The K-PREP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2011.

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 71% in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or distinguished

About the tests


Until 2010-2011, Kentucky used the Kentucky Core Content Tests (KCCT) to assess students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 through 12 in reading, social studies, science, writing, and math. The Elementary School results displayed on GreatSchools profiles are for grades 3 through 5 combined for each subject. Middle School results are for grades 6 though 8 combined, and High School results are for grades 10 though 12 combined. The KCCT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kentucky. Beginning in 2011-2012, Kentucky switched to the K-PREP and EOC exams.

Source: Kentucky Department of Education

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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
White 58% 82%
Black 22% 11%
Hispanic 9% 4%
Asian 6% 1%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A57%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2585 Liberty Rd
Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: (859) 381-4979

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