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Liberty High School

Public | 10-12 | 1535 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 21, 2013

Terrible school if your child has special needs and requires a 504 plan or IEP. Overall the school either does not know how to help special needs kids or they just do not want to. There are some great individual teachers and then there are some terrible ones. And the administration seems like their mission in life is to make sure they help kids the minimum amount possible. I have been told many times that they are "too busy" to properly help my child, that they have too many students. Most seem to have learned their special needs knowledge from a text book and refuse to apply it individually to your childs needs. Or thyley blame my child and act like he/she is lazy since they are unable to successfully address my child's issues. I'm sure this school seems find if you only have typical kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2013

My child attended Liberty schools for 7 years and graduated a valedictorian. She was in the "Peak" program which was challenging and had very good teachers. She graduated with 28 college credits due to their great AP class offerings. The school offers many sport, club, and academic opportunities. The school system as a whole is very good but we were not impressed with the principal, Dr. Adams. The principal at Liberty North, Dr. Jacobs, is great and he was at LHS before the new high school was built.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Liberty High School I think the staff could use improvement my children are driven and the counselors discouraged them from AP classes asking them if they were sure they could do them. What? I thought educators were there to support not question. Numerous occasions I have had to call teachers and or principal about actions or lack of teaching a subject. My daughter was being tutored by older brother in math because she wasn't getting instruction at school. The teacher didn't have time to answer everybody's question. I really think alot of teachers nowdays have the holier than thou attitude and they really don't want to put much effort into their job as long as they get benefits and pay. The whole district with the 1-4 rating is STUPID because they don't want anyone to feel LESS THAN. My son had learning problems and I got him extra help and now he excels in Math and science both and swims and is doing well. It was through my efforts of keeping him on track and when a teacher said they didn't think he could do something I didn't listen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

The experiences and worldy opportunities that are opened up to LHS students is hands down amazing ! Well rounded, not over crowded now that North has opened up, good teacher pupil ratio make huge difference and LHS definitly maintains this balance. If you have a kid that is proactive in their forward propulsion of their education they will do well. Also, if you have a child that takes a little more prodding or patience the teachers do a fantastic job at this too. I've seen teachers work many off hours and give lots of hours of extra assistance to pupils who need it. However, if you have a child that sits back and expect to learn from osmiosis, puts in minimal effort and lacks parental educational involvment whatsoever then honestly, even a the best teacher cannot be expected to work miracles. I say that because I notice some people think the educational process is 100 % on the teacher and if their kid shows up for class and doesn't try that somehow thats the schools fault... Not so... Teachers in the LIberty School District are top notch. Ive been in a student and/or parent in 4 different school districts and I can assure you Liberty Public Schools are among the best !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

It's a great school if your child is average or above. Special needs teens and parents are discouraged from 504's and IEP's. Some organizational leaders are really organized and know how to encourage parents to get involved. Others are challenged to delegate, so you have no idea what is needed for an event. There is a lot of 'family' tied into the staff (husband & wife) and student body (parent teacher & student). Most of the teachers have Missouri college educations. Few are from out of state or country. The schools in MO are not state funded, so not every school is academically the same. Liberty is considered a good school in the state, but is not US News represented in the best high schools ranking. If the school benchmarked successful special needs programs and volunteer programs that really DO work, along with having key personal to help high ranking programs, like AP classes, continue to build, I think Liberty HS could be a great model for other schools to follow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2011

Super Schools! With my kids' all in three different buildings no complaints. Home town is great. Community is awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

I've been to a number of schools over the years and Liberty is easily the best district I've lived in. However, Liberty has some work to do. As a gifted/honor student, I've had excellent teachers and a (relatively) challenging curriculum. I've found that this isn't the case for most students. Students taking the usual courses aren't given the attention they deserve and are asked to meet very low expectations. So while my experience has been excellent, Liberty has a lot of work to do if it wants to excel across the board.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

We relocated here a major adjustment. My five kids have been in four different school districts, Liberty being the fourth. One of my children has attended three different high schools, he is a special needs child. Liberty high school has taken him under their wings and he is doing better than he has in 8 yrs in school. I have two in the LJH and they love it! and one of which completely failed math for 2 yrs straight before coming here last year and now he is doing great A's & B's and fully is interested in math again. I have another that has attended 2 of the elementary schools due to the boundary changes and loves them both! My kids suffered in past schools, they have seen what bad schools are regretfully. Now their future is brighter thanks to the great school system they enjoy! thank u Liberty Schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

My view is that as school proceeds the teacher's get even gripier as they go--they always put on a good show--but reluctant to help the working students who have to pay their own car insurance due to no father in the home
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2006

I have one child attending LHS, and another that is now in college. We have moved several times, and LHS and the Liberty school system are the best we've encountered, with numerous awards in academics, art, and athletics. My kids are excelling, and I believe LHS is a significant part of their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Being a family that has had to re locate several times (5) through out my son's education, we have seen good school as well as terrible schools. Our transfer to Liberty was our last and final move. What a blessing it has been. The Liberty schools are with out a doubt, the finest we have incountered. Our children were behind upon our arrivial to Liberty. Our oldest spent 2 years at Liberty High and not only cought up in his studies, but excelled to the point where he acheived a schorship for college upon his graduation at Liberty High. My youngest has been the challange for his teachers due to his lacking skills in the basic studies. He is graduation on time and is expected to graduate with a 3.2 gpa. He came here with a 1.7 gpa. I am conveinced that this is due to the superior quality of the Liberty Schools and their staff. I am so greatfull and impressed with this school district. On a scale of 1 thru 5, I rate the Liberty school with a 5. Please excuse my spelling. Perhaps I should have attended Liberty.
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 55% in 2014.

308 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
23%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 64% in 2014.

402 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 67% in 2014.

408 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 60% in 2014.

404 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English II

The state average for English II was 75% in 2014.

430 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 66% in 2014.

400 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%
Government

The state average for Government was 62% in 2014.

446 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 48% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Algebra I

All Students41%
Black14%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White45%
Free or reduced-price lunch24%
Students with disabilities26%
Limited English proficient students30%

Algebra II

All Students62%
Black29%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White64%
Free or reduced-price lunch34%
Students with disabilities18%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Biology

All Students83%
Black73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic79%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch73%
Students with disabilities40%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English

All Students73%
Black52%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White74%
Free or reduced-price lunch61%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

English II

All Students84%
Black72%
Asian/Pacific Islander77%
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White85%
Free or reduced-price lunch66%
Students with disabilities27%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Geometry

All Students67%
Black43%
Asian/Pacific Islander36%
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White71%
Free or reduced-price lunch37%
Students with disabilities28%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

Government

All Students73%
Black42%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White76%
Free or reduced-price lunch47%
Students with disabilities25%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a

U.S. History

All Students51%
Black30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
White54%
Free or reduced-price lunch31%
Students with disabilities20%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Missouri used the End-of-Course (EOC) Assessments to test high school students in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, English I, English II, American History, Government, and Biology. The EOC Assessments are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Missouri for each subject. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; data is not reported if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group.

Source: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 74%
Black 6% 17%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/A45%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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200 Bluejay Dr
Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: (816) 736-5340

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