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2949 Whitlow Rd
Columbus, OH 43232

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(614) 365-6482
(614) 365-5698
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April 02, 2015
This school has been newly remodeled from the inside out. I'm writing this review because there weren't any up to date accurate portrayals and quite frankly arent very helpful. Everyone on here has seemed to complain about Liberty up until this point. I want to share that this school has been a great experience for my son thus far. His 1st grade teacher is very good for boys. He's a no nonsense and at the same time caring teacher. Great for rowdy silly boys at this age! My son is definitely ADD at most times during the school day, but somehow his teacher has managed to keep this rather large class in line and my son up to speed. The school has greatly improved in organization, academics and parent-staff-faculty relationships. This school is also very diverse which I love. My son is biracial and I think its very important to surround your children by many different ethnicities/cultures when they are still young as much as possible. It helps builds character and optimism. I would definitely recommend liberty.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011
My kids went to this school for a couple of yrs and truth be told outside kindergarten it's bad news! I wish I followed my gut feeling and homechooled them eariler. Teachers seem to lose thier jobs alot, students seem to transfer alot school seems to remain on the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND List! School play yard had been burned up before. Go see for yourself and follow that gut feeling bec I wish I did!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 07, 2010
My son attended kindergarten at Liberty, his teacher Miss. King has been Great! I think some of comments made on this site especially about the school being all 'african american' is crazy. My son is biracial and I saw a mixture of all kids. NO they dont only celebrate african american holidays, my son did thanksgiving activities, xmas, Christopher Columbus Day etc, last time I checked none of those were strictly african american holidays. I think its ignorant parents like most on this review site that raise ignorant kids, and those kids and parents make the school. The teachers and staff have been great, they have been on several field trips in which my son has learned a lot. I applaud liberty especially Miss. Kings kindergarten class.

- submitted by a parent

May 21, 2008
I have two children that go to Liberty and I am very dissatisfied. My children went to a Charter school last year and learned hardly nothing. I explained that to the teacher (mainly for my 4th grader) and she didnt seem to care. If your child is weak in any area, this is not the school for them. They dont try to bring your child up to speed. It's the parnets responsiblity to do that. The principal supports this theory. She is no help. I've filed many complaints. My 3rd graders teacher continues to harrass her. She tells her he clothing is not appropriate but never contacts me. She was told had to bring up her grades before she could be a patrol. She makes good grades; even the Admin. at Cols Public schools agreed with me on both issues. This is why kids drop out; because of schools like this.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
Overcrowded. African American is the majority and they let everyone know. Most all functions and holidays are centered around that culture.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2005
The teachers mostly are great. Some of the school rules are fascist and the building resembles a closet inside. Extracurricular activities are available but not widely supported by many parents. There isn't much parent involvement. There aren't many stay home moms in this area.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 12, 2005
Liberty Elementary School has strong leadership and a dedicated staff to ensure all students are learning. Liberty is a L.A.C.E.S. school, K-5, where the students have intense reading for 2 hours daily. Liberty parents are involved in their childrens learning by volunteering at the school, as well as helping with special projects. 4th and 5th grade students enjoy instrumental music and put on concerts with the vocal music students. We have a P.T.O. that supports our academic needs as well as extra activities, such as, school dances, skating parties, pizza reward parties, field day, and many school programs. Liberty is a wonderful place for children to learn and succeed. Liberty is where hard work pays off.

- submitted by a teacher

August 05, 2005
I have had the priveledge and the pleasure of being at Liberty since the 2001. I cannot say enough about the Principal and the staff, they provide our children with a loving, safe, nurturing environment. Every staff member's goal is to have all the children at or above level in all areas, their dedication and committment knows no boundries. It is an honor to have my children in a school that cares so much. The Principal and the Teachers encourage parents to be involved in their childs education. These men and women are always updating parents on their childs progress, if a parent has a question or a concern, the staff is always available. I have never met a staff so willing to work with parents, they understand our schedules and are willing to work around them. This school gets two thumbs up from me. come and see for yourself!

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2005
All in all I think that Liberty is a good school. For the most part the teachers and staff are great and the laces reading program is also good. However on Thursday, my first grade daughter came home without her winter coat. When she realized that she forgot to put it on, she went back to the school and told the teacher on duty that she left it. This teacher would not let her go back in to get it. It was quite cold that day. Needless to say; I was not thrilled. I will be having a chat with the classroom teacher and also the principal on this matter.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
As an active parent of a student who just graduated from there last year (she went K-5), I really miss the teachers! We keep in touch with one teacher that my daughter was lucky enough to hang on to for 3 years (the teacher kept on graduating to different grades due to retirements). It was one school where we felt 'at home'. My older son never got to go there for more than one year, so I have had experiences with other elementary schools. This one is the best in Columbus.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
Our school is one of the best schools in the district. We have a very hard working staff, that is provided with exceptional administrative and parental support. The parents, for the most part, are cooperative as well as supportive and encourage their children to do their best academically and behaviorally. Students and parents who have moved on to middle and high school regularly stop by to visit and continue to support our efforts by encouraging their friends, family members, and neighbors who have elementary aged students to enroll their children in our school.

- submitted by a teacher

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Liberty Elementary School
2949 Whitlow Rd, Columbus, OH  43232
(614) 365-6482
Last modified Liberty Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Liberty Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top