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Liberty High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 9 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2013

I recently graduated from Liberty and am a college student at UNLV, I also spent all four years at Liberty. Some of the advanced placement classes I took were a joke. We mostly watched movies of books for English my first and second year and had no tests what so ever. Not just in English but in government I performed useless acts and learned nothing along the way. But, one teacher who did help me prepare for college is Mr. Depew. He may be tuff and a bit hard around the edges but his motivation was clearly to help us be prepared for college. Without him I would be struggling in my English course that I am now taking in college. And for the dress code, I find it a bit ironic that the school is called "liberty" but students cannot wear clothes in ccsd dress code and instead wear ssa. And there's a lot of favoritism when it comes to the staff and students. If you are a good friend with one of the deans or even the principle they will not care if you are out of dress code. I've seen it many times before and can I say that it was frustrating to watch. All in all liberty only has a few good qualities, you just have to pick the right teachers.


Posted October 8, 2013

Liberty HS offers many activities, sports and clubs. Also college credit courses for those who qualify. Special Ed Dept stays active with their student and are easily contacted when needed. Communication is good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

I am a student at liberty high school and i have never been more satisfied with my educational endeavors i am apart of the advanced placement program preparing me for college and the outside world is what liberty does best with amazing teachers willing to help you day and night extra curricular activities to satisfy our time and an amazing administration if you have something negative to say about this school you must not have taken it up on its best offers i am proud to be a liberty patriot as a student and patriot athlete


Posted July 28, 2013

Good Kids. Good electives. And the teachers are pretty good. Some people might say the kids and the teachers are rude, but that is their personal issues. Has a uniform, though its completely worth it....


Posted February 10, 2013

Great school. Love their athletic department and teachers. My boys found a real family of friends at Liberty, grades improved, and they love school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2012

My family relocated to the Henderson area in December 2010. My son began attending Liberty in January of 2011. I have never seen such lack of professionalism, communication, and blatant rudeness from staff. Whatever you do, do not send you kid to this school. They do not address race issues when they are brought to their attention and the teachers lie to cover their backs. If you call to speak to the dean or the principal about issues, they refuse to talk to you or never return you call. This school is a complete joke. Believe me, save yourself the headache.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2011

We chose Liberty for my daughter's high school when considering buying our home. Factors which made our decision: 1) Excellent performing arts programs. Ms. Sharon Chadwick is phenomenal in this field, and encourages her students to excel in all aspects of their education and lives. 2) Classical studies program. If you want the best college prepatory opportunities in the state of Nevada, the AP and Honor classes will help students into even Ivy League schools. 3) Dress code-not a bad idea. It promotes a more focused culture and is a student safety tool. Overall-this is turning into a very positive, nuturing, and worthwhile educational facility for my daughter! Kudos to the staff, administration, and others in dealing with a shrinking budget in their educational opportunities for our students! The only issue is the overall need for more parental involvement and support in school activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

do not like the school what so ever. the uniforms are a pain because its very hard to find a good solid red white or blue shirt. the admin is horrible with no structure and the students have no motivation when there is no funding and only 60% are passing proficencys i left the school and sent my daughter over to coranodo after the first year good desision
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

Electives are very limited; no computer classes, no CAD classes. Administration is the worst I have encountered. I overheard the principal berating employees more than once.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

This school has low standards, though there are many teachers and students that have potential, the administration and the ideas and chances presented are for the worst. I find that this school is concentrated on athletics, i participate in the orchestra here in LHS, and we have yet to see any incentives to join. Yet athletics continues to receive constant sponsorship and support. I would love to see improvement in my remaining 3 years in this school (hopefully less).
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2009

Not only am I a parent, but I also work for the Clark County School District as an educator. When I first heard about plans for Liberty when it was being built, I was so excited as there was no school like it here in Nevada. Growing up elsewhere, I felt that the schools here were missing key elements that other states had to offer. I moved so that my children could attend Liberty and am pleased to say it was one of the best decisions that I ever made. The curriculum that Liberty offered and still does is wonderful. We have been at Liberty since its second year. The teachers, administrators, courses, etc. are by far exceptional. This is a wonderful school and any student having the opportunity to attend is very lucky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2009

Best kept secret in CCSD. Classical Studies program is one of a kind, theatre and fine arts programs are higly rated. Academically, AP and honors programs are at the level of area schools or above. Media programs among the best in the country. This school does more with less resources (funding, students) than any school in district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 30, 2008

It's an awesome school.. and the dance team is amazing! The other sports.. not so good. But it really is a great school with great teachers. I didn't see the red, white, and blue uniforms as i problem, I just got used to it. And I love the block scheduling too!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

My son is in Theatre and absolutely loves it. He is zoned for a new high school being built in Southern Highlands and hopes he can get a zone variance so he can stay at this school. Only have heard positive comments about this school from my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

Many of the students are rude (but that's anywhere). You can get a decent education there though. The art department and core classes are great, but the odd schedule and red, white, and blue uniforms are a bummer.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 76% in 2013.

557 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2013.

553 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

548 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Black/African American73%
Asian90%
Hispanic79%
Multiracial87%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander72%
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)37%
Students without disabilities87%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black/African American81%
Asian80%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial93%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander66%
White/Caucasian85%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch82%
Full price84%
Students with disabilities (IEP)29%
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students78%
Female72%
Male83%
Black/African American69%
Asian81%
Hispanic76%
Multiracial84%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander52%
White/Caucasian83%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch79%
Full price78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)28%
Students without disabilities83%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant78%

Writing

All Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Black/African American76%
Asian88%
Hispanic74%
Multiracial88%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islander76%
White/Caucasian86%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch78%
Full price85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)27%
Students without disabilities88%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant83%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) to assess high school students in reading, writing, math and science. The HSPE is a high school graduation requirement. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 30% 37%
Hispanic 25% 40%
Two or more races 17% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 9% 10%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 5% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
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School basics

Fax number
  • (702) 799-6858

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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2700 Liberty Heights Ave
Henderson, NV 89052
Phone: (702) 799-2270

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