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Liberty Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 551 students

 
 

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Posted June 6, 2013

Liberty Middle School is a wonderful school for academically gifted students and has a phenomenal music program. The teachers who run the Algebra program for advanced students in the 7th are beyond par and the music teachers are out of this world! My. Hellyer, the chorus teacher and theatre director is amazing and Mr. Gitter the band teacher is hilarious and challenges the kids in a humorous and encouraging way to play music far beyond what one would expect for the grade level. I do wish there was a way to assist the students in their socialization, as both my 7th graders have had trouble making friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

I can't imagine a more wonderful place to come to work everyday. Our physical plant is absolutely state of the art but the heart of our school is our principal, Bob Klemt. If Bob is our heart , then my colleagues are the brains of this operation while students surely are the soul. Liberty Middle School - Home of the Pride. I couldn't have said it any better myself.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 29, 2010

I am a current student at Liberty Middle School. I find this school to be average. Some teachers are amazing and great with students who are at that tender age. The school is 7th and 8th and has students from ages 11-14. The school has an AMAZING music program including chours, band and orquestra. There are also all kinds of sports and extra curricular activities. However, be advised that there has been an increase of bullying and other behaviors that are not tolerated at LMS. Ferthermore, if your child has not already lived in this town they will most likely have problems making new friends.


Posted July 22, 2009

My oldest son attended LMS in 2007-2008. He had a great experience there and is now entering tenth grade at WOHS in honors classes. Mr. Klemt, the principal, was formerly the Assistant Principal and was integral in the opening of the school, staffing and cirriculum. The administrative staff and faculty are excellent. There are many after school clubs and homework help available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

State of the art facility, offers wide variety of afterschool clubs and activities. School web site provides teacher contact numbers and teacher web pages.


Posted December 16, 2008

Liberty Middle School is a relatively new school and has a new Principal this year. My son is in 8th grade and I must say that I'm impressed with most of his teachers and with the after school activities available to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2007

This place has everything for a stable learning eviroment. Everything here is new and outstand
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
41%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
85%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students67%
Female73%
Male62%
Black66%
Asian81%
Hispanic53%
White81%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Special education28%
General education78%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant67%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former17%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black49%
Asian77%
Hispanic47%
White74%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged69%
Special education14%
General education67%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former15%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students82%
Female88%
Male76%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanic81%
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Special education40%
General education93%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former67%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students57%
Female65%
Male49%
Black53%
Asian100%
Hispanic53%
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
General education71%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant57%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male72%
Black75%
Asian100%
Hispanic67%
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Special education40%
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant75%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Former50%
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
General educationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 46% 16%
Hispanic 24% 22%
White 20% 52%
Asian 9% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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West Orange, NJ 07052
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