Liberty is a wonderful school. Great teachers, so many opportunities academically, clubs, sports. Administration, teachers, students and parents have a lot of school pride.
This school has provided my daughter with lots of learning opportunity's. She has learned so much from attending this school, and actually looks forward to going to school everyday. I would highly recommend sending your child to thins school.
If you want to work a job other than "do you want fries with that" and are an average student do not go here. However if you are an honors student you will do fine, but since the classes below honors are all mixed you don't really learn much.
The newly renovated school is beautiful. The sport facilities are top notch - among the best in the state. The student population is diverse. Wealthy kids among economically challenged students. However, most of the students are from upper middle class households. Nationally renowned Grenadier band. Great school pride long after graduation. Being a part of this school & it's rich history is terrific. If you didn't take advantage of what the school offered, you have no one to blame but yourself. GO HURRICANES!
Liberty did not offer the AP classes I needed in order as a base in order to succeed in an Ivy League school, such as AP Biology and AP Chemistry. Looking back, I think the only good thing Liberty did was teach me a lot about poverty and teenage pregnancy. Liberty is also very good at teaching life skills, like for example do not bump into people accidentally or else you will get GIRRRL YOU DID NOT JUST DO THAT + finger snap Liberty is a good place for kids who plan on joining the army.
I am a junior at liberty and I can honestly say this shool has it's ups and downs. Alot of people think this is a bad school, but really it's the kids that make it that way. Half of the school is kids that don't want to learn anything at all and be idiots, and the other half actually put effort in and try to learn. Some of the younger teachers are very inexperienced and need to go back to college, but other than that, MOST of the teachers are very very nice, helpful and great teachers! The school has A LOT of school spirit when it comes to sports and we have a great football team. One disadvantage for this is that the school spends most of the money on school uniforms and sports equipment, rather than spending it on textbooks. Many classes of mine lacked text books.
Im a student at Liberty. I feel that every year the student body gets more and more disrespectful. Overall students are mainly rude, the hallways are always packed, If your not the star quarterback for our football team don't expect to get any special treatment. The classes are mainly easy, I find most to be very easy since the classrooms became 'integrated'. Liberty is mediocre at best, I recomend sending your kids to Freedom.
Liberty High School is a great school with a wonderful group of students in attendance. The variable that is hindering the staff and students alike is the federal and state governments. Without autonomy in the classroom the staff is handcuffed as to what is happening in the classroom and that does not bode well for the students in this wonderful school and schools throughout the nation. The staff of LHS has been very successful in preparing the students, that desire it, the skills to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, carpenters, mechanics, etc. Nobody has bothered to ask the students or the teaching staffs of this country what is happening in their schools. Let the teachers teach and the students learn. Trying to reach the goals of NCLB is ridiculous, higher education isn't for everyone and yet we are putting all students into college prep classes. Liberty High School is a great place.
I am in 100% agreement with the posting dated August 23, 2003. Currently I teach at LHS and I experience the apathy toward school and learning which undermines the efforts that many teachers try to instill in their students. I feel very badly for those students who belong in academic level classes but aren't challenged enough due to the students who really don't belong in academic level classes mostly because of their lack of work ethic. The school has a great amount of potential with a wonderful staff and a great principal but we need to become stricter and more rigorous and forget about failing too many students who have been pushed through the system.
I currently attend this school, overall it's a good place to go. We have an outstanding football team, and our band is amazing. Unfortunately, our academic part isn't nearly as good. We have some teachers who don't do a good job at all. Some teachers do a good job, but others just crazy!
First of all, Liberty High School is a big school. There are hundreds of teachers, hundreds of classrooms, and hundreds of students. So the hallways are indeed jam-packed between classes. Liberty is still undergoing renovations (the occasional jackhammer can be heard from the classrooms) and, I've heard, will finish by the end of the year. Liberty does have a good selection of clubs and activities, and a good variety of food available every day for lunch. Classes are basically divided into two tracks-regular and honors. The honors classes involve a more detailed track of the regular classes (eg, in science class, more laboratory work) and do have more homework. Students get a Thanksgiving break (Thursday to Monday, for the 2008 break) and a Christmas break (~10 days). Some other pieces of info: The current principal of Liberty is JoAnn Durante. Liberty currently has a total of about 3000 students800 in 9th grade.
I am a student at LHS right now. I am having a horrible time, I am in all honors classes and many of my teachers do not teach, and we do not learn anything. There is only a handful of peers around me that have a desire to learn, and the other children run around the hallways like lunatics. There is hardly any control here, and major reforms need to be taken to the administrative system.
I just recently finished my high school years at this school. Liberty offers everything most high schools offer, and more. We have a very talented athletic department [especially football]. I am a former member of the band, and must say, it is an exceptionally amazing program. Many students go on to fantastic music schools. Most schools do not put as much money into the music program as Liberty does, and for that, I would like to thank Liberty staff.
I graduated from LHS in '79. I currently have two kids there. The oldest is a senior and an honor roll student. The younger an under achiever who has no desire to learn. It is a large school and the students who wish to become something have a lot to choose from. The principal is a stand up guy. When I caught my younger child skipping school I marched her into the office and was given a meeting with the principal. He definitely does the best he can with the students. I have three younger children as well. I will absolutely send them to Liberty. The curriculum is challenging for motivated students and will give a basic education to those who only desire that. The schools athletics are also exceptional. Bethlehem was recently named a top 100 place to live by Money Magazine.
As a former student, and never to be parent of a student therein, I can say that Liberty High School is an excellent public school. Having been personally through both Catholic and Public schools through my curriculum vitae, I sense I have some ability to accuractely comment on the topic. Essentially, everything comes upon YOUR child. Perhaps not the answer you as a parent came here looking for, however, if your child aspires to be the best, Liberty can make that happen through its top-notch array of AP/Honors classes - Likewise, if the goal is to skim through high school and achieve as little out of it as one puts in, thats equally easy to do. There is very little hand holding unless the student requests it. However, generally, the teachers are very well qualified (with a few exceptions, as always) and are always willing to help in any way possible.
Was thinking about relocating here a couple years ago and did a lot of speaking to principal to arrange the transfer, and even though our relocation didn't work out, the secretary and principal were very helpful and kind.
High level academics and a variety of after school activities avaiable at LHS. Parent involvement is encouraged and welcomed at LHS. Excellent school for all students.
The principal is simply incredible. He is very supportive and involved in his school. The music program is very excellent, thanks in part to the principal's priceless support. The award-winning band has a relationship with the Coldstream Guards Band in England and the orchestra with the music school in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The wind ensemble is far more advanced than what is expected of a high school. All three groups have exceptional talent consistantly with some students attending top music schools upon graduating. The choirs are excellent too. The principal often performs with the choirs and the students really appreciate his strong baritone voice. He is very visable within the music program. The four directors are very talented and skilled teachers who are very supportive and involved in their jobs. For what the academics lack, the music program makes up for. The school does a great job of keeping music present.
This school is hindered by a class of students that do not seem to want to learn and their environment out of school (parents and peers) seems to imply that learning in school is not cool. These malcontents sap the school district of the much needed focus it should place on its higher performers. Unfortunately Federal Laws slanted to molly coddle and indulge these types make the program geared towards the average rather than the exceptional. I'm sure other schools suffer similar federally mandated afflictions. The school does have one of the best musical programs and band in the country. The principal is first rate, very visible, and is very much in tune with a majority of the students. name withheld
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