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Liberty Elementary School

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Posted August 4, 2013

I have 2 children that are attending Liberty this year, and I also have 2 older children that attended Liberty for 9 yrs, I also attended Liberty. It is an Excellent school, the teachers are Great and the Principal and Vice Principal are very caring and understanding, yet they are strict when the situation calls for it. We Love Liberty and suggest it for new comers!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

I have 2 children in school at Liberty..My husband and I were also students at Liberty..And as an INVOLVED parent at school I could not be happier with how our school is...the teachers are great..they know how to treat the kids and the parents..they know how to make learning FUN for the kids..As for those parents who have given bad reviews..Maybe you need to STOP standing on the outside looking in and step thru the front doors and become involved in your childs' education..You might see a difference that would greatly change your opionin..I volunteer once a week in a classroom and let me tell you these teachers DO NOT have an easy job..so just take the time to see what REALLY goes on inside the school before voicing a negative opionin..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

One of my children went to Liberty and now my grandchild goes there and I think it's GREAT! Great faculty and enviroment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2012

My son has special needs as he has autism. Liberty is a WONDERFUL school with caring teachers, assistants and an EXCELLENT principal and vice principal. I would not want to send my children to any other school except Liberty School!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2011

When we shopped for a home in Bedford County, being in the Liberty district was a priority. We have not been disappointed. The leadership, teachers and staff all really care about their students. They make learning interesting and fun, and they push their students to do their best. Liberty is a wonderful academic and athletic community. I wish we could build a high school onto what is already here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Great school~very focused on academics but also has a great middle school sports program. Wonderful teachers and staff! I have had children in Liberty for 16 years and we love Liberty!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

Because the teachers and staff take the time to focus on students as individuals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

Liberty is an excellent school. I am so thankful that this is the school that my children attend. If for any reason my address was not one zoned for Liberty, I would not hesitate to move to one that was. I am thankful for Liberty School and its Leadership and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2008

EVERYONE is subjected to noise pollution EVERYDAY whether it is in the lunch room or the assemblies. GET CONTROL OF YOUR KIDS -- ALL OF THEM! And What is up with that new sign?? The old one was CLASSIC. With all the FUND RAISERS 'for computers & a high school' couldn't that money have been spent in a SMARTER way???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

My three children have been going to Liberty School 5 years and the staff are the best everyone treats each other like family. my kids love the School everyone knows each others name .This School is like having a second family and my kids get great grades thanks to the excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

Liberty is awesome! My child loves it. The staff is always nice and willing to help in any way. Maybe the people who disagree so much about Liberty not being a fine school need to move to a bigger city and then lets talk about discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2006

Great school, teachers and staff hav ebeen there forever. Rural population, tons of community support.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 10, 2006

I have 3 children that attend Liberty Elementary School and have to very strongly DISAGREE with the other reviews given here. Our family just moved here from Florida, you want to talk about messed up school systems, take a walk on the outside of TN! My children (oldest being 14)love it here and wouldn't want to be anywhere else! My 14 year old just brought home a report card with 5 A's. I don't know who left these other review's but obviously their children do not attend Liberty because it is nothing like that at all! With 3 children attending this school, I am very involved and trust me.....there are alot worse schools out there so maybe these people need to get out more and then give thier opinion!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2005

Liberty School- a small rural community school where children used to be taught respect and their everyday lessons. Liberty, in the past 3 years, has become a place of candy giving for misbehavior, depending on what sport you play or who you are, detention or out of school suspension for major mess-ups. It has gone progressively down hill since the changing of the administration and if it continues this way, our school will be the laughing stock of the county. Teachers are not backed up when they discipline, the children know that there is no punishment meted for their wrong-doing - sounds like a day-care center to me. What is going to have to happen for it to finally straighten up? Many will say parental involvement, well that is ok as long as the higher-ups like it and can claim the idea as their own. Any ideas?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

Principal leadership is terrible at Liberty School. A new principal started working there in 2001 and it seems like teachers are in his office more than students. Students can get away with murder at Liberty. The new principal doesn't communicate well with teachers or students. I would never allow my child to attend Liberty School!
—Submitted by a former 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.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
52%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 49% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
66%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 84% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
20%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 48% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 56% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
36%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 55% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
53%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
37%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students29%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Math

All Students52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students50%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students58%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Math

All Students48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Math

All Students43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students32%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Math

All Students46%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students42%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students39%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students85%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Math

All Students27%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students38%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students28%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
100%
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 67%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 2% 1%
Black 1% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 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 56%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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500 Snell Rd
Shelbyville, TN 37160
Phone: (931) 684-7809

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