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Liberty High School

Public | 9-12 | 581 students

 

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Posted June 22, 2014

I had one child graduate from liberty this year and 2 more who have been there for 2 years. I can not say anything bad about any of the teaching staff. They all have been involved with the kids academic needs and have always reached out if needed. The Wrestling coaches are the best I have ever seen- they invest in each of the kids to inspire them to be their best every day, to work hard and to stay focused and that academics come first. They are a true example of what every child deserves and what every teacher should aspire to be. The only bad thing I have to say is god help you if you actually need the school counselor to help guide your child to prepare them for college- they could care less- and second the lady at the front desk is rude, hateful and has the nastiest attitude. She really should find another job- or should be held accountable for living and setting an example of the schools values.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

I have children who have gone through the LISD system. They were hardly ever pushed or encouraged by the teachers in this district. 2 cases in point: my youngest's teacher told me that my child was not reading at the level they should and I should spend the summer teaching this (I have FULL time job). I bought a reading program, and we worked over the summer. My oldest was having problems in Math; I asked for tutoring. I was told she didn't need tutoring as she was passing all of her state mandated tests; I hired a tutor over the summer for her. Middle school will worry you to death about whether your child has a belt, but no call if they are failing or not doing work. In high school very little/no labs for the Sciences. Extracurricular: Athletics, track, tennis, band; symph/marching, Art (no variety), Drama, cheer leading/flags (cost a fortune), welding tech (can get cert.), construction tech (can get cert.). Attitude of the whole town is the problem. They couldn't get a bond passed to expand the much needed Science dept. for high school. If you have the money to hire tutors, buy supplemental teaching materials, and time to teach (like I did), this is the school for you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

I graduated from this school and currently attend college. This school doesn't do enough to prepare kids for college and life after high school. Military leaders were always trying to recruit us instead of colleges. This school and town is mainly about politics. If you're wealthy then its a great school, if not then you're screwed. Some teachers were really good but others could care less about students. The principals cared more about the clothes that we wore than how much we were learning or should I say not learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2008

I am in shock after reading these reviews. I graduated from Liberty High School and have will graduate with my Bachelors in Business Administration this December. First of all, I have absolutely no idea what the textbook statements are about. I never once had a math class and didn't have a textbook in it. I was fortunate to have two of the best math teachers around, Mrs. Cain and Coach T, and both went above and beyond to help me understand the material. I always had principals who tried to keep the school safe, and in order. If a student went to school and wanted to learn and stay out of trouble they did. I think the reviews that have been posted are from parents of students who dont have that attitude and are looking for excuses, or students with the same mentality.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2007

Im going to try and be as honest as possible with this review. I was thrown off by some of the other reviews on this page but i know that some of them are actually true. Okay, no we dont have textbooks for our math classes but i believe that most of our math teachers here at this school are great teachers. There are plenty of extracurricular activities for students who go here, they need to make the effort to get involved. Some teachers wont care about their students but most at this school do, especially since most of them have lived here most of their lives or near here and have taught their parents and/or relatives. Yes, we have a serious drug problems but i cant name a school around here that doesnt.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

I'm a current student and I agree that the whole system is terrible. All my teachers generally don't pay attention to the majority of the students except for the wealthy kids. They exclude many of the students from ever getting into an advance class. heir is always clashes between the students and the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2007

Being a current student of Liberty I disagree with the negative reviews about my school. Not only do I believe that our educators teach us to the best of their ability, but the atmosphere between students and teachers is one that is not often achieved by other schools. Anyone who is serious about their education would be glad to go to Liberty
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2006

I attended school in Liberty and graduated the high school here. I just read the othe reveiws on this site and I just do not understand or believe them. I never had a problem getting my textbook to any of the classes that I took. For after school activities there was all the regular school game teams. We also could be in One Act, FFA, Band, Choir, Math Team, or many others. If you live in or around Liberty your child can go to school there, I did and now I am going for my Bachelors in college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 10, 2006

this whole school system is HORRIBLE. they do not care at all about the students they just want to get them in and out who cares if they learn anything or not. The 'handicap'/special needs children who are unfortunate to have to go to this school do not stand a chance. there is no programs at all for these kids. not to mention drugs running rampant in this district and kids getting away w/drugs on school property.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 10, 2006

I'm senior that went to Liberty High last year.I have nothing 'positive' to review about this school. More like warning. The quality of academic programs are so preposterous, it's comical. Geometry classes do not even use text books. Instead, students are given work sheets to 'fill-in-the-blank' as the teacher does on the overhead. From experience, this is a terrible approach to teaching geometry. Teaching approach in general is ineffectual. Teachers barely pay attention to their students. I am now happily homeschooled.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2005

Liberty has not taught my children anything besides how to tell when lunch time is.My kids complain on how they dont have text books for math, english , history, and other subjects they are into. Lberty should just shut down and move all the children to surrounding schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2004

I am not real pleased with Liberty schools ..they do not seem to be child oriented as far as I am concerned. There is very little effort to create a place for each child here. These kids need more school functions geared towards all students offering their individual talents. It seems all to be geared for the more 'wealthy' kids. Really sad... school is not fun for a lot of the kids here... get in... get out, and thats it. That is wrong. More fun for all will no doubt bring up grades and spirits. All these kids deserve the best. School should not be about money... should be about kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

152 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

158 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
71%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

159 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
87%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black or African American79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students97%
Female98%
Male95%
Black or African American83%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students99%
Female100%
Male98%
Black or African American96%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
51%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
36%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
28%
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
25%
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
50%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
68%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students72%
Female80%
Male65%
Black or African American68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)29%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted70%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Black or African American100%
Asiann/a
Hispanic97%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education97%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant97%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted96%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Special education25%
Not special education86%
Limited English proficient (LEP)50%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant83%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted81%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female69%
Male72%
Black or African American75%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education0%
Not special education74%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black or African American62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education22%
Not special education64%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English67%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant63%
Gifted/talented93%
Not Gifted60%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students36%
Female46%
Male28%
Black or African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Special education0%
Not special education38%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English38%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant36%
Gifted/talented67%
Not Gifted34%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male61%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited English proficient (LEP)17%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant69%
Gifted/talented92%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students38%
Female43%
Male33%
Black or African American29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Special educationn/a
Not special education39%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant38%
Gifted/talented83%
Not Gifted33%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students78%
Female73%
Male82%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Special educationn/a
Not special education78%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant78%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students66%
Female60%
Male71%
Black or African American56%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Special education44%
Not special education67%
Limited English proficient (LEP)22%
Proficient in English68%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted63%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students58%
Female55%
Male60%
Black or African American44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education40%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 49% 29%
Hispanic 29% 52%
Black 19% 13%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander N/A 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 10%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • CHAD BARRETT
Fax number
  • (936) 336-3931

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2615 Jefferson Drive
Liberty, TX 77575
Phone: (936) 336-6483

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