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Liberty School

Public | K-6 | 371 students

 

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Posted January 25, 2011

My third son is at Liberty and we have gone here since 2003 and LOVE IT! This is the smallest school in the district (which is also one of the smallest in the state) which makes for a tight knit faculty. We have all the benefits of a small town, while being nestled in the center of the great metropolis of Salt Lake City. Our new principal Mr. Dean is fantastic. The kids love him and he has a talent of reaching for the stars, while keeping his feet firmly planted, making sure the steps take place for dreams to happen. I look forward to my daughter attending in three years too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2011

Enroll with confidence - this is a top notch school. Great teachers, great principal, great parent involvement. This is the type of school that has a sense of family. I have had two children enrolled here for four years now. Both children test beyond their grade level and are challenged to go beyond their skill levels. Wonderful diversity with exposure to music and arts as well as education. Have compared this to other schools in the district and find it favorable in many areas. This school also ranks higher in test scores than other schools in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2009

Like most schools, Liberty has some excellent teachers and others who appear to be there only to collect a paycheck. But perhaps one of the largest problems lies within the administrative office, where some staff members choose to spend their time gossiping about students and parents rather than dedicating their working hours to providing a quality educational experience for the kids. I am also disturbed by the lack of enrichment activities that they provide for the children. My kids have never once had the opportunity to put on a class program, either during or after school hours. Unfortunately, the majority of the teachers do only the bare minimum to get by. The one saving grace has been the gifted and talented program, which we just found out will be eliminated next year due to budget cuts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My son is in 1 on 3 third grade class. He has only learned the most basic outline of 3rd grade. They teach only as fast as the slowest person in class. Any mid to higher learners are bored and have nothing constuctive to do while they wait for the next assignments. They have troubles with bullying and do not have rules, consequences, or staff to help stop these behaviors. I think the school is poorly funded and managed by the Murray School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

I have had children at this school for 6 years and have been very happy with the teachers and the administration. The teachers show great interest and love in the children. They are professional and are supportive. They love to have the parents involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2004

My children have attended this school for two years they do not offer any p.e. nor do they offer art classes. I also can not have a copy of there sat scores I want to express that only one teacher that i have met is up to the challenge of being a good teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2004

Teachers admittedly are not directly involved with the testing of the students. They have no idea what goes on in their own classroom. My child attended this school for 3 years with severe learning disabilities and they told me repeatedly I had a slow reader and therefore failed several tests never once attempting to find out about comprehension despite my prompts. They charge $30/month for after school activities in which my child spent the afternoon drawing pictures on the backs of old parent notes.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 79% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 78% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Language Arts

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 75% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Pre-Algebra

The state average for Pre-Algebra was 67% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Utah used the Utah Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 2 through 11 in Language Arts, in grades 2 through 8 in Math, in grades 4 through 8 in Science and upon completion of certain courses in grades 8 through 11. The CRT is a standards-based testing program, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Utah. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Utah Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 77%
Hispanic 13% 15%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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140 West 6100 South
Murray, UT 84107
Phone: (801) 264-7424

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